NBA Lockout Deal Could Net Players $14 Billion Over Six Years

Chris Sheridan remains optimistic that a NBA lockout deal will get done in time to save the start of the regular season, which means that a deal would be done in another week or so. (NBA commissioner David Stern has said there will be "enormous consequences" if a deal isn't done this weekend.) Sheridan continues to point out that the aggregate dollars in such a deal are the important part as Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher, the leaders of the players' union, attempt to sell a settlement to their constituents.

Sheridan pegs the aggregate dollars at the deal point -- which amounts to a 51-49 or 50-50 split of revenue -- at $13.8 billion over six years, or an average of $2.3 billion per season. That's more than what players received last season ($2.17 billion), but far less than what they would have gotten had the revenue split remained at 57-43.

Check out Sheridan's post for a full rundown.

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