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NBA, Players Reach Agreement on New CBA

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NBA, Players Reach Tentative Agreement on New CBA


Fans of the NBA will not have to worry about a work stoppage in the league for at least another 7 years.

The League and the Players reached a tentative agreement on a new CBA as of Wednesday night. The new deal is for 7 years counting this seasons with an opt out after 6 years. That means that the NBA will continue without an interruption until at least the 2022-23 season.

Now let’s take a look at some of the changes that were agreed upon.

Massive Raises

The new minimum in the league will now be increased by 45% starting next season. The league average salary increased from just over $5 million up to $8.5 million. Also Rookies, Mid-level players and Veterans with 10 years experience will all receive raises. If you think back to the reaction of fans as players like Timothy Mozgov signed outrageous contracts, you can bet it’s going to be even more shocking in this off-season.


The return of the 6 year contract

Teams will now have the option to designate one veteran star to sign a 5-year extension when they have only 1 year left on their contract. For those who are against Super-Teams this is a good thing. This now allows owners to offer players more money on longer deals.


One and Done is staying

The one and done rule will remain for college players. This means that players must play at least one year of college ball before entering the draft. You can expect the owners to look to increase this to 2 years in the future.


Schedule Adjustments

The NBA will now shorten the preseason and start the regular season a week earlier. This will help reduce the number of back-to-back games and the number of times teams will have to play 4 games in 5 days. Before the next  CBA negotiations, the NBA will try to extend the season even further so they can eliminate all back-to-back games.


Basketball Related Income will expand

In previous years the owners and players shared revenue from TV deals and gate receipts, but the new CBA has added fines, sold team assets, and revenue sharing.


Past and Present Player Care’s David Aldridge reports that the new CBA has added health care for retired players and benefits for current players “including tuition reimbursement”.  The addition is in hopes that players will return to classes in the off-season to receive their degree.



The NBA will form an advisory committee to explore the collection and use of data from new wearable technology.  The NBA is looking to propel itself into the future of any technological advances that may help the league


As of now these are all the details released on any additions to the new CBA agreement. Check back for more for any new breaking details.