Hovering in the background of tonight’s NBA draft is the uncertainty of a potential NBA lockout next season. More than sixty player representatives – including Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Blake Griffin – joined union president Derek Fisher in New York today to let one thing be known to the owners:
“We won’t accept a bad deal to avoid a lockout”
Afterwards, D-Fish told reporters that the players are “unified in the sense of not being afraid” of a potential work stoppage.
The current CBA’s expiration is exactly one week away, and by all indications, both sides have made very little progress towards working out an agreement. Meetings are expected to continue in New York tomorrow.