With the NBA still working out the logistics of a new collective bargaining agreement, the start of 2011 training camps could be delayed until Monday, says on report. Previously camps had been scheduled to open on Friday, but the delay in ratifying the league's new collective bargaining agreement, coupled with other logistical difficulties, may force NBA teams to wait past the weekend.
Yahoo! Sports spoke to numerous league executives, and while no decision has been made as of now, there seems to be a consensus that pushing training camp back could be a win for everyone. As Adrian Wojnarowski reports, "Friday is the first day that teams are allowed to sign free agents and make trades. Training camps, scheduled to start the same day, could be preempted to allow free agency to take shape for 48 hours and give players changing teams time to join their new squads."
For now, nothing's been decided officially. But if you've been waiting anxiously for basketball to officially start league-wide, then don't hold your breath. Or at least, prepare to hold your breath until next week.