"There is no better mediator in the country than the head of the FMCS. He's the superstar of our profession."
Here is another hard cap proposal that involves an interesting notion - breaking the tie between salary structure and years of service.
CBA Guru and 8 Points, 9 Seconds writer Tim Donahue joins the video chat to chime in on all things CBA-related. Unsurprisingly, he also bears a striking resemblance to Clooney, which is unfair on so many levels.
Young had one of the ESPN votes for the NBA player ranking, and here he defends the #6 spot for Kevin Durant.
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If you've been studying the lockout with us here, then chances are there aren't a lot of new 'facts' revealed in this post but never the less it is a good overview of where things sit.
Sharp piggybacks on Aldridge's work from yesterday, noting that the notion of competitive balance should reside purely in the jurisdiction of the Scottish sheep cloners.
Berger writes that one way to better assign tax penalties lies in greater luxury tax flexibility.
Durant continues to work at the forefront, arguing that the players have done their duty to meet the owners half-way.
Good news for Hornet fans - it looks like they are staying put in New Orleans.
If you had to choose one guy who would balloon during this lockout, who would it be? (Eddie Curry votes are automatically excluded)
David Stern's media rush probably is doing more to hurt the NBA brand than help it. This isn't 1999, but the aftershocks might be similar.
Pacers star Danny Granger is offering not just rhetoric, but actions to back up his words in how he cares about his organization.
Among other things, here is a reminder that the Thunder's "Russell Westbrook problem" is really a function of a lot of different things, including Kevin Durant's still growing game and frame.
If you're new to the game, you may only know Cavaliers coach Byron Scott for his coaching work this past decade. However, there was a time when he was an integral piece to one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history. As a Celtics fan growing up, I kind of hated him too.
I'd nominate Nazr Mohammed for OKC father of the year for this arrangement with his daughter.