Despite ominous statements from prominent players about how the NBA's new TV deal will affect collective bargaining, former commissioner David Stern believes the league will avoid a work stoppage in 2017.
NEW YORK -- As NBA owners rejected draft lottery reform, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday that one-third of the league's teams still aren't profitable and reiterated his preference to have a hard salary cap.
Basketball-related income -- the revenue pie that determines player salaries -- could jump to $6.7 billion in '16-'17, league sources said. That's up from an estimated $4.5 billion this past season and a $4.7 billion projection for 2014-15.
As the NFL continues to deal with the aftermath of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases, NBA executives and personnel gathered to start a dialogue to make sure pro hoops doesn't make the same errors.