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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
As NBA teams use increased technology to track players on and off the court, the players' union wants to ensure that privacy is still being protected. Franchises have been scrutinizing player movement on the court since the 2012-13 season, but data collection has also recently extended beyond the hardwood. Various teams have begun experimenting with sleep trackers, off-court movement monitors and fluid tests -- including blood and sweat -- in order in order improve player health and performance. ESPN.com
These developments have happened so quickly and quietly, however, that the National Basketball Players Association was not aware of these widespread biometric advances, and had not established a position on the issue, until ESPN The Magazine approached the union for comment in August. "If the league and teams want to discuss potentially invasive testing procedures that relate to performance, they're free to start that dialogue and we'll be glad to weigh the benefits against the risks," longtime NBPA counsel Ron Klempner said. "Obviously, we'd have serious privacy and other fairness concerns on behalf of the players. We've barely left the starting line on these issues." ESPN.com
Liz Mullen: Michele Roberts: “Jeffrey and his lawyers have determined that it is in Jeffrey's best interest to focus on resolving this matter as expeditiously as possible before returning to the team. We accept and support that decision. Twitter @SBJLizMullen
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