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Explaining How the NBA Owners Won Again

After the NBA players and owners reached their agreement, I was asked the following question by a couple of different people in the media:  Why did the NBA players’ union not do as well as the players’ union in baseball? My answer appeared today at Freakonomics.  In Why the NBA …

Qualifying offer shenanigans in the new CBA

  According to an official memo, as reported by SI.com and found via Rob Mahoney, the new CBA will use either NBA starts or minutes played to determine the rookie qualifying offer given to certain players: Any first round draftee who hits one of two benchmarks — either 41 games started [edit: …