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Jeff Zillgitt: Here's some interesting news, which NBA has been pushing since 2011 CBA: NBA, NBPA to introduce HGH blood testing into anti-drug program. First violation for a positive HGH test will result in a 20-game suspension. Second violation: 40 games. Third violation: dismissal from NBA. All NBA players will be subject to three random, unannounced HGH tests annually. Players also subject to reasonable-cause testing for HGH. Twitter @JeffZillgitt
From filing grievances to getting collective bargaining updates, NBA players have a new option. Download the app. The NBA Players Association has developed and launched a players-only app to keep them plugged into union news and help develop its agenda. Launched about six weeks ago and available for iPhone and Android, the app is being used by more than 100 players, and the union expects many more to download it this week when it has its annual All-Star meeting. NBA.com
Dave McMenamin: Just like a new TV deal was negotiated years ahead of time, LeBron wants to work on new CBA now: "We would love to do it sooner than later" Twitter @mcten
Marc Stein: Early projections have NBA teams getting a rising range of roughly $70 mil annually to $100 mil annually over the course of the new TV deal. In last two years of current contract, NBA teams on course to receive annual payments in $35 million range from league's national TV deal Twitter @ESPNSteinLine
Howard Beck: One more NBA $ note: New TV deal guarantees players will get 51% of league revenue in 2016 and for duration of CBA. Remember, the "50-50" deal struck in 2011 actually called for a range in which players earned between 49-51% of BRI. It will now be 51. Twitter @HowardBeck
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