The news broke this week, via a Michele Roberts interview with Sportando, that the NBA and NBPA are already negotiating a new deal almost two years ahead of the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement following the 2016-17 season. Roberts also expressed optimism that the deal could be reached by the end of the year.
Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in February 2016. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.
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