NBA Lockout Will Soon Delay Training Camps, Despite Small Planned Meetings

The NBA lockout is nearly three months old, and it's now running up against the calendar as training camps are slated to open on Oct. 2. Howard Beck of the New York Times reports that despite planned meetings between lawyers from the league and players' union in the next couple days, the opening of training camps will soon be delayed.

Postponement of training camps should come soon. It's a foregone conclusion. No way to get a deal done and sign players by Oct. 2.

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that a Wednesday meeting between lawyers and staff would lead into a bargaining session between the top officials from each side -- David Stern, Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher included -- on Thursday. The Wednesday meeting is seen as an attempt to reconcile what concessions or ideas each side plans to bring back to the table after talks stalled early last week and each side met with its constituency.

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