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NBA, NBPA Reportedly Close to Deal on CBA

Some issues like draft eligibility for college players and the revenue split have already been agreed to.

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It doesn't look like we'll hear the word "lockout," in relation to the NBA, anytime soon.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical comes in with the most definitive report yet about the NBA and the NBPA getting a deal done before either side can opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement in 2017.

Wojnarowski also reported on some of the already agreed-upon portions of the new CBA. The NBA's current "one-and-done" rule, which forces U.S. high schoolers to either attend a year of college or be out of high school for a full NBA season before entering the draft, will remain according to Woj.

Also, the split of the Basketball Related Income (BRI), will remain the same in the new CBA. The league's owners scored a major win in the previous work stoppage, by getting the player's union to cut their portion of the BRI significantly, from 57% to 51-49%.

NBPA vice president LeBron James told the Associated Press last week that the union was pushing for more aid for retired NBA players, something that the NBA has reportedly agreed to and will fund, according to the AP.

It looks like we won't have to worry about a lockout in the near future, but it will be interesting to see the terms of the new CBA as they are reported.