Posted September 06, 2019 07:16:58The NBA Players union has reached a deal with the National Basketball Players Association to negotiate an agreement for the next two seasons that would create a collective bargaining model for the NBA players, the union announced Tuesday.
The agreement, which was made public Tuesday, will require players to make at least one collective bargaining offer each year, the NBAPA said in a statement.
The new collective-bargaining model would allow players to negotiate in a way that allows for more frequent and direct conversations with their union and the league, and the union would be required to disclose the terms of the deal to the public, the statement said.
The NBAPA will seek to finalize the agreement by the end of September.
The new collective agreement would be finalized and signed into effect in January 2021.
In addition to the deal that was released Tuesday, the league also announced Tuesday that the NBA will host its next All-Star Game on March 6, 2021 in New York.
It will be the third time that the All-Stars will visit the Big Apple, joining the 2016 and 2017 events.