The NBA lockout talks have continued off and on with quite a bit of rhetoric from the two sides and seemingly not a lot of real movement toward a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. That is seemingly on pace to change sometime Thursday, however, as Billy Hunter set high expectations for the two sides' second meeting in as many days.
Hunter, the National Basketball Players Association executive director, was a key figure in the last lockout and has been just as important in the current state of affairs so he should know what he's talking about. And, if his quote from early Thursday morning isn't being taken out of context, it seems as if Hunter could be bringing everyone good news sometime soon.
"I think depending on how much progress we make (Thursday), we'll be in a better position to be more explanatory and definitive about the specifics of the deal," Hunter told reporters following Wednesday's marathon meeting according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger.
"Specifics of the deal," for those that needed the explanation, promotes the idea that a deal would actually be in place following a decent day of negotiating session on Thursday. And that, as Martha Stewart might say, would be a good thing.