Tentative Deal Reached, NBA Lockout over

It took nearly six months, but it appears the NBA Lockout is over.  The two sides met for over 15 hours Friday with talks going into early Saturday morning before the two sides came to a tentative deal around 1:30 a.m. MST.

Billy Hunter told Ken Berger that the new deal has to be presented to the players, but  that they are confident that the players will support it.

A couple of Denver Nuggets players have already showed their excitement on Twitter.

Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo, who spent a lot of time at the negotiations, tweeted,

great day …. proud of both sides

Nuggets rookie Kenneth Faried also tweeted

‘Lockout over final I’m ready #LetsGetIt

Denver’s other rookie Jordan Hamilton also tweeted

Finally get to live my dream! Appreciate the support 3 F’s fans, family, and friends

Berger tweeted that David Stern mentioned that a 66-game season, starting Christmas, is possible if all goes smoothly and training camp begins Dec. 9.

The Nuggets tentative first game would be Dec. 26 at Utah Jazz.

Now comes the time for the Nuggets to do a lot of work in a very short offseason.

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