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Silver ‘Optimistic’ on New Collective Bargaining Agreement

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver expressed optimism Sunday night before the 10th edition of the Global Games in China that a new collective bargaining agreement with the Players Association will be reached soon.

The league and the National Basketball Players Association signed a 10-year agreement in 2011, but either side can opt out of the contract by Dec. 15.

β€œI’m not going to put any more specific timetable on it than that,” Silver said,Β β€œbut that we continue to meet.Β In fact, the head of the Players Association, Michele Roberts, was in Spain, where I just came from, where she was accompanying the Oklahoma City Thunder.Β  We had an opportunity to speak there as well.Β So we continue to be engaged on a regular basis.Β I remain optimistic that we’re going to get something done relatively soon.”

Source: Fran Blinebury of NBA.com

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Report: Anthony Davis, Lakers Agree to Deal

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All-NBA forward Anthony Davis has formally agreed to a five-year, $190 million maximum contract to stay with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports CEO and founder Rich Paul told ESPN on Thursday.

The deal includes an early-termination option prior to the fifth year of the deal in 2024-25, Paul said.

Davis, a free agent, signed the contract Thursday. He considered several short- and long-term contract scenarios before accepting a full five-year, maximum offer, sources said.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: Rockets Trade Russell Westbrook to Wizards for John Wall

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Houston has agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to Washington for John Wall and a first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: LeBron James, Lakers Agree to Extension

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85 million maximum contract extension with the franchise, CEO of Klutch Sports, Rich Paul, told @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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