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The NBA's projected salary cap for the 2017-18 season has been revised downward from $102 million to roughly $99 million.
The luxury tax threshold is also likely to be lowered from $121 million to $119 million. This is reportedly a result of lower-than-expected playoff revenues, and it could make it harder for some teams to clear space to pursue elite free agents. This may not have a glaring impact on strategies at the trade deadline, but it could throw a wrench into some offseason plans. Jun 22 - 12:30 AM

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Adam Silver said he will "strongly recommend" home-games-only rest and prevent resting "multiple starters on the same night" during next season.

Strongly recommending something may help, but could you imagine the 76ers resting Joel Embiid at home? The NBA does know that back-to-back slates are a factor for injuries and last year we saw more DNP-REST than ever before. Even with the season starting a week earlier, there will still be plenty of back-to-back sets and plenty of players will be resting.
Jun 9 - 8:49 PM

Commissioner Adam Silver said that league is seeking alternative solutions to address the issue of star players resting too frequently.

Unsurprisingly, Silver rejected the notion that the NBA schedule needs to be shortened. "It's not 82 games, it's not the length of the season, it's the time between the games and that there's a direct correlation between fatigue and injury on the part of the players," Silver said. He stated the league would require NBA arenas to free up more dates, which would reduce the number of back-to-back games. Silver also said that he would prefer that stars are rested at home, as opposed to away games.
Jun 2 - 1:14 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he never considered punishing Phil Jackson for Jackson's public comments about Carmelo Anthony.

Back in April, Jackson told reporters that he felt it would be best for both the Knicks and Anthony if Melo would waive his no-trade clause. Michele Roberts, the head of the NBA Player's Union, stated that she felt Jackson should be disciplined for "deliberately trying to shame Melo out of the city." Silver disagreed. "The thing with the league is it’s not reciprocal. Players can’t trade themselves and teams can trade players," Silver said Thursday.
Jun 2 - 9:38 AM

Commissioner Adam Silver said the current NBA age-limit rule is "not working for anyone."

He did say this rule will not change for the upcoming 2017-18 season. "We all agree we need to make a change," Silver said. The NBA's current rule has forced most players to have a one-and-done college experience, but most of those student athletes aren't too invested in the non-basketball side of their time at school. The NBA Development League now has a whopping 26 teams and that league has picked up plenty of steam, which may be a factor in what Silver is thinking here.
Jun 1 - 8:14 PM

The NBA and the league's Players Association have reached a "tentative agreement" on a new seven-year Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The deal must be approved by players and team owners, but this is terrific news for anyone who appreciates the NBA. The agreement would forestall a potential lockout and ensure that there's no CBA drama for years to come.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 07:40:00 PM

The NBA and NBPA are reportedly close to coming to terms on a seven-year extension to the CBA.

The agreement will have an opt-out option after Year-6, but it's looking more and more likely that a new CBA deal will be finalized in the coming weeks, meaning there's little fear of a lockout season in 2017.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 12:42:00 PM

The NBA and NBPA are close to coming to terms on a new CBA deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Chris Paul said that Wednesday's meeting went "very well," and he's "optimistic" that the league can strike a deal and avoid a lockout season. Most of the major items have reportedly already been agreed upon, with one of those items being the "one-and-done" college draft rule, which will remain in place. Additionally, the Basketball Related Income split between the NBA and NBPA will reportedly remain unchanged in the new CBA deal.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 06:04:00 PM

The NBA and NBPA have reportedly made "significant progress" towards a new CBA, and there's "strong optimism" that a new deal can be finalized in the coming weeks.

Both sides have until December 15 to opt out of the current deal that was constructed during the 2011 lockout season, but both sides reportedly believe that a new deal will be struck prior to that date which will eliminate the possibility of another lockout season in 2017. The new CBA will reportedly include "a significantly higher rookie contract scale," as well as "two-way contracts" between the NBA and D-League. All hail Adam Silver.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 05:24:00 PM

The NBA has officially released their schedule for the 2016-17 season.

Adam Silver really made an effort to reduce the amount of back-to-back sets, with NBA squads seeing a maximum of 18 back-to-backs, so hopefully that small ease in the scheduling will result in less injuries. Some highlights from the schedule feature Kevin Durant returning to OKC as a villain in a Golden State jersey on February 11, and the Warriors getting a rematch with the Cavs in Cleveland on Christmas Day. The NBA season can't come soon enough.
Source: NBC Sports
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 06:49:00 PM

The National Basketball Players Association will fund health insurance for all retired NBA players with at least three years of service in the NBA.

The vote was unanimous and this becomes the first of its kind in North American professional sports. "The game has never before been more popular, and all the players in our league today recognize that we’re only in this position because of the hard work and dedication of the men who came before us," NBPA President Chris Paul said. "It’s important that we take care of our entire extended NBA family, and I’m proud of my fellow players for taking this unprecedented step to ensure the health and well-being of our predecessors."
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 06:44:00 PM

The NBA has officially moved 2017's All-Star Weekend out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

HB2 is the reason for the move, but commissioner Adam Silver is hopeful that by 2019 the league can re-schedule Charlotte as the host of All-Star Weekend. New Orleans is believed to be the current front-runner to land the 2017 All-Star Game, but there's sure to be many teams making their pitches to commissioner Silver. Hornet's Chairman Michael Jordan released a statement following the news, saying that while he is disappointed, he understands the league's decision.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 05:50:00 PM

The NBA is reportedly "on the brink" of pulling the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte.

Adam Silver has emphasized veering away from any sort of discrimination during his time as the commissioner of the NBA, and he is reportedly contemplating pulling All-Star weekend out of Charlotte, North Carolina due to the highly controversial House Bill 2. New Orleans has reportedly emerged as the front-runner to host All-Star weekend.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Steve Ballmer said that it's "not likely" that we will see an NBA expansion team return to Seattle.

"It’s just not likely to happen," Ballmer said. "There has been no discussion about expansion since I have been involved with the league. So, I don’t think that will happen. The league has really moved to favor teams staying in their current markets. You’d have to find a team that’s at the end of their [arena] lease, where it looks hard to build an arena." Well, at least for heartbroken Supersonics fans, Kevin Durant is no longer with the team that drafted him.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 01:56:00 PM

Adam Silver said that Kevin Durant’s decision to join up with the Warriors as an unrestricted free agent this summer was not an "ideal" move from the league's standpoint.

"Just to be absolutely clear, I do not think that's ideal from the league standpoint," Silver said, referring to KD's decision to leave OKC to be part of a so-called super team with Golden State. "For me, part of it is designing a collective bargaining agreement that encourages the distribution of great players throughout the league." Silver went on to say that ultimately he respects Durant's decision to join the Warriors, but it sounds like owners will be trying to make some tweaks to the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, which could potentially lead to a lockout in 2017.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 11:07:00 AM

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