LAS VEGAS — NBA commissioner Adam Silver pronounced on Tuesday that while a DeAndre Jordan tale “was not a good look” for a league, there are no skeleton to adjust a nine-day free-agent duration duration during that players are available to negotiate with teams though not authorised to pointer contracts.
“Nobody had a good idea, frankly, in terms of how to change it,” Silver said. “I consider there was some contention about either a duration potentially should be a bit shorter. But as I’ve pronounced a other day, it’s an unlawful system. And we still consider we’re distinguished a right change between teams carrying a event to speak to players when they spin giveaway agents and formulating certainty during some indicate when contracts are entered into.”
Last week, Jordan reneged on a joining he done during a duration duration to join a Dallas Mavericks and instead returned to a Los Angeles Clippers. The conditions has been a prohibited theme this week in Las Vegas, where NBA executives and owners are convening for a NBA summer meetings and Summer League.
The theme of a duration was one of several equipment addressed during a NBA’s Board of Governors assembly on Tuesday.
Among a other intensity reforms discussed was playoff seeding, that Silver pronounced he expects a joining to adopt before to subsequent season. Under a new format, a 8 postseason teams in any discussion would be seeded formed on record irrespective of multiplication title. Currently, a multiplication leader is guaranteed a top-four seed.
The use of “Hack-a-Shaq” was also discussed during both Monday’s NBA foe cabinet assembly and Tuesday’s Board of Governors meeting, though there was small common enterprise to change a existent rule.
“We came out standing quo,” Silver said. “We commend we are an party product and we’re competing for eyeballs, series one. It’s roughly opposite intuitive, though a ratings don’t uncover people are tuning it off.”
The Board of Governors also took adult a matter of widening a dual existent “escape lanes” along a baseline, as good as adding dual some-more to revoke a risk of actor damage underneath a basket. In Game 4 of final month’s NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers brazen LeBron James cut his conduct when he collided with a camera.
The NBA will also demeanour into adding a “countdown clock” into entertain breaks and timeouts in sequence to inspire coherence and clarity in a volume of time elapsed during those period.
Silver voiced confidence about a locus plan in Milwaukee, that could see a opinion in a Wisconsin legislature this week. Supporters of a plan are reportedly still rounding adult votes in a legislature before they pierce it to a building of a state Senate for a vote.
The commissioner’s bureau dating behind to David Stern’s reign has settled a insistence that Milwaukee have a complicated locus by 2017 to keep a Bucks in a city.
“I consider it’s beforehand to speak about either there is give on any deadlines,” Silver said. “Obviously, we’re gripping all a options open, though it’s really most a enterprise and wish that that group stays in Milwaukee.”
About a mercantile state of a league, Silver challenged an arrogance that a National Basketball Players Association will opt out of a stream common negotiate agreement when given a event in 2017.
“You know, I’m not certain if a Players Association is going to opt out,” Silver said. “Michele [Roberts] done some early remarks suggesting maybe they were disposition that direction, though she hasn’t told me that she skeleton to opt out. And we know that in discussions that she and we have had and I’ve had with Players Association representatives, it’s transparent a idea on both sides is to equivocate any arrange of work blocking whatsoever and maybe even to equivocate a opt-out.”
The joining is set to accept a income asset in a entrance year when a new inhabitant promote understanding kicks in. In turn, a income top will expand fast and could nearby $90 million for a 2016-17 season.
The common negotiate agreement between owners and a kinship stipulates that players accept a bound commission of a NBA’s altogether revenue. If a total salaries committed to players tumble brief of that volume — as they now do — a owners make adult a difference.
Silver pronounced a league, notwithstanding being flush with revenue, is fresh for such a result.
“There are projections that for subsequent year we could be essay a check relocating tighten to half a billion dollars to a Players Association,” Silver said. “That’s not of march a ideal outcome from a standpoint. It’s not something we likely when we went into this common negotiate agreement.”