ESPN Staff Writer Michael Lee writes that the NBA and NBAPA could agree to a new collective bargaining agreement.
It could include an agreement that ends the lockout and allows the players to work as they wish.
It’s possible, Lee says.
But it would need the agreement to be signed by the league.
It would also need to be ratified by two-thirds of players.
It wouldn’t be a simple process.
Lee says the NBA has been working on a deal with the union since October and talks continue.
The union and the league will meet again next week in Washington.
We’re told that the union wants a three-year deal that will keep players in the league and allow them to work during the lockout.
The players want a shorter deal.
The NBA and the union are expected to negotiate a new contract this summer, Lee adds.
The latest on the NBA, including a possible lockout, is at 6 p.m.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.