Michele Roberts: The overwhelming response from players to the NBA proposal has been negative

Roberts said that NBA and NBPA are close to an agreement on salary cap figures,

NBPA executive director Michele Roberts talks to The Athletic about negotiations with the NBA to plan next season.

“The union and the players are analyzing all of the information and will not be rushed,” Roberts told The Athletic. “We have requested and are receiving data from the parties involved and will work on a counterproposal as expeditiously as possible. I have absolutely no reason to believe that we will have a decision by Friday. I cannot and will not view Friday as a drop dead date.”

On the latest proposal from the NBA, which plans the start of the regular season on December 22nd.

“Given all that has to be resolved between now and a Dec. 22 date, factoring that there will be financial risks by a later start date, it defies common sense that it can all be done in time,” Roberts told The Athletic. “Our players deserve the right to have some runway so that they can plan for a start that soon. The overwhelming response from the players that I have received to this proposal has been negative”

Shams Charania, citing multiple league sources, said that the salary cap and Luxury tax for the next season are expected to be around $109 million and $132 million, respectively.

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Source: The Athletic.

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