The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are meeting in Boston on Wednesday to discuss the Collective Bargaining Agreement, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link).
As Wojnarowski explains, the league and union both have the ability to opt out of the current CBA this December, so the two sides are having a preliminary meeting as they prepare to engage in more serious talks about a new CBA in the coming months.
Here are more odds and ends from around the basketball world:
- John Hollinger of The Athletic lays out the top 25 free agents of 2022 based on his BORD$ formula. Hollinger’s valuation formula deviates from the consensus for several players, including Raptors big man Chris Boucher ($19.8MM), Nets guard Bruce Brown ($19MM), and Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton ($10.8MM).
- A team of HoopsHype writers ranked the top 100 players in the NBA by trade value, from Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo at No. 1 to Wizards big man Kristaps Porzingis at No. 100.
- Rookies typically don’t see a whole lot of action during the NBA playoffs, but the 2021 draft class has had a greater postseason impact than usual, according to Louis Zatzman of FiveThirtyEight.com, who takes a deep dive into the data.
- Aris Barkas of Eurohoops.net takes a look at some of the top EuroLeague players who are candidates to make a move to the NBA this offseason, including several who already have some NBA experience under their belts.