There are significant risks associated with either side taking that bold step, which is why commissioner Adam Silver, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts and their bargaining staffs met last week in New York to set the stage for the next 12 months. Only four years into the 10-year labor deal, league sources tell CBS Sports that the focus isn’t for each side to persuade the other to stay the course. Rather, the mutual goal is to make significant progress on an entirely new labor deal by the time the opt-out deadline arrives. “The goal is to make that opt-out obsolete,” a person familiar with the process told CBS Sports. “… The goal is reaching a new long-term CBA.”
July 31, 2021 | 4:36 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Detroit Pistons are waiving guard Cory Joseph and F/G Deividas Sirvydis, sources tell me and @James Edwards III.
Brandon Rahbar: Josh Giddey on his fit with SGA: “I love it. It takes the pressure off of me not having the ball in my hands all the time. He’s an All Star level talent.” (When I asked, I prefaced it by telling him I wouldn’t ask him any inappropriate questions.)
Brandon Rahbar: Sam Presti: “We’ve had a lot of players we’ve drafted over the course of time. There’s one common theme that has been transcendent… and I think this group embodies it. This is a very hard working group of guys. They’re the embodiment of the values of the people of Oklahoma.” pic.twitter.com/CECTUpA4uE