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Is Compromise Coming for the Players and the Owners?(UPDATE)

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I’ll take any bit of optimism I can get right now that a fair and appropriate economic deal can come together between the owners and the players, so I want to share this bit from Jon Heyman.

It could be nothing more than conjecture, but it’s worth a reminder that the league reportedly put together its economic proposal yesterday (and will present it to the players on Tuesday). So if Heyman is saying this now, it’s *possible* he’s heard a little something about what’s in the proposal:

A pure 50/50 revenue share does not seem fair to the players, given the risks they’d be assuming on both the health and financial side, but I do understand why the owners are going to want the players to come off the request for full prorated salaries given what is happening to revenue.

I will just keep hoping that the sides can land on a good, fair deal that takes care of the players, and sets the sport up to be in a better place next year (when deeper CBA negotiations are going to have to take place). Losing this season because of money (as opposed to the virus) would be catastrophic.

UPDATE: More indication that the sides may be softening their harsh public stances:



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