NBA Lockout: James Dolan Wants Knicks Back On Court, Says Union Rep

New York Knicks owner James Dolan would like the NBA Lockout to be over and done with, according to Knicks guard and vice president of the Players Association Roger Mason Jr.

"You can look at it and say the majority of owners don't want a deal," Mason told The Post yesterday from his Los Angeles home. "But there are owners eager to get a deal done. At this moment they are overshadowed by a contingent of owners who are trying to get everything they want in a new CBA."

Mason then said that Dolan was among the owners "who's ready to get back to work."

As much as a prolonged lockout that reworks their arrangement with the players could reap long-term benefits for the NBA owners, they're going to suffer greatly in the short-term. It's understandible that some of the owners might not be too happy with watching their home arena sit empty of what would have been game nights.

NBA commissioner David Stern is expected to cancel more games in the 2011-2012 NBA season this week.

For the latest news and analysis on the NBA labor negotiations, follow our comprehensive NBA lockout StoryStream and complete coverage on SB Nation NBA.

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