NBA fans already got the gift they wanted most this Christmas when the owners and players hammered out a new collective bargaining agreement. That document, which was ratified by both sides this week, takes effect in 2017/18 and will run for seven years with an opt-out after six seasons.
Labor peace is a great gift for the league, but what’s Christmas with just one present? Around the NBA, there are players and teams who know what they want for the holiday season.
- Nerlens Noel would like a resolution to the frontcourt logjam in Philadephia.
- The Cavaliers would like a veteran point guard to back up Kyrie Irving, and maybe a shooting guard to help ease the loss of J.R. Smith with a fractured right thumb.
- The Raptors would like a starting power forward to insert into an otherwise potent lineup.
- Rudy Gay would like a ticket out of Sacramento, even if he has to wait until summer to opt out of his contract.
- The Jazz, Mavericks and Grizzlies just want better health for their players after an injury-riddled start to the season.
Almost all NBA fans have wishes, too. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, we would like to hear yours. If Santa could bring your favorite team just one thing tomorrow morning, what would it be?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. We look forward to what you have to say.