According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard the first two weeks of the NBA season will most likely be canceled because the players union and the owners won’t meet again before Monday.
The owners told the players that they are holding strong on their 50-50 split and the players weren’t willing to accept the split.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank told ESPN’s Ric Bucher,
We told the union (Friday) that we were willing to meet as early as Sunday. We also advised them that we were unwilling to move above the 50-50 split of revenues that was discussed between the parties on Tuesday but that we wanted to meet with them to discuss the many remaining open issues. The union declined.”
If the first two weeks of the season are missed, the Denver Nuggets wouldn’t play their season opener at the Portland Trailblazers on Nov. 3 nor their home opener on Nov. 5 against Golden State.
Also the Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 11, which is scheduled to be aired on ESPN, would also be canceled.