Beijing October 7th, according to the famous NBA reporter Shams Chalanya, the NBA and the Players Union will discuss several key issues for negotiation in order to proceed smoothly in the 20-21 season.
Chalanya wrote: "Now it’s the next critical point in time. The NBA and the Players Union have set the draft date on November 18 (US time), but the salary cap and the specific dates for the 20-21 season are still In conversation.
NBA President Adam Silver and the Executive Director of the Players Union Mitchell Roberts had a meeting on Sunday afternoon. When the two left the meeting, they both remained optimistic about reaching an agreement on some issues and pushing the NBA to move forward.
NBA主席亚当·西尔弗（Adam Silver）和球员联盟执行董事米切尔·罗伯茨（Mitchell Roberts）在周日下午开会。当两人离开会议时，他们都对在某些问题上达成协议并推动NBA前进持乐观态度。
Roberts revealed: ‘I think we will achieve a mutually acceptable result, but it will take time. We have not yet conducted an audit of basketball-related income, and we have not set a salary cap and luxury tax for next season. ’
Roberts said that the players union will negotiate with the NBA based on the following points:
1. January and February are very realistic start times for the 20-21 season: the NBA and the NBPA Players’ Union have a common goal: to have an 82-game season, play at home for each team, reduce team travel, and A certain number of fans may be added to the stadium.
2. The free agency market is expected to start no later than December 1: And the salary cap and luxury tax should not be much lower than the current forecast (the latest salary cap forecast is $115 million).
3. The Players Union has appointed players to serve as members of the NBA Foundation and the new Social Justice League co-created with the league: Kings forward Harrison Barnes and 76ers forward Tobias Harris will serve as the NBA Fund Representatives of the players; Utah Jazz guard Mitchell, Trail Blazers forward Anthony and Bucks guard Sterling Brown will serve in the Social Justice League.