This Thanksgiving evening, NBPA president Derek Fisher got onto a plane and flew to New York City to re-engage in settlement talks with the owners. If we were still in the month of September, this might not seem that unusual a scenario. However, with the union having disclaimed interest last week, Adrian Wojnarowski is asking the question, is this a set-up?
The risk is that David Stern may be trying to demonstrate that the disclaimer of interest really is a sham, since the players are still acting as a union. As Woj notes, the players feel that it may be an opportunity, although fraught with risk, that cannot be passed up.