Posted Dec 8 2011 4:12PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation says all points have been agreed to in the NBA's collective bargaining agreement and it is awaiting ratification.
Though players started voting on the deal Wednesday, some issues weren't completed until late Thursday morning. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement was being made.
Players will continue voting electronically until later Thursday afternoon and owners will vote at a meeting in New York.
If the deal is ratified by a majority on both sides, free agency and training camps will open Friday.
Listen to all the action from tonight's match-ups between the Heat vs. Spurs and the Clippers vs. Lakers.
|Inside the NBA: Spurs Defeat Heat|
The Inside guys discuss the Spurs win over the Heat.
|Inside the NBA: Suns Top Thunder|
The crew talk about the impressive Phoenix Suns in their victory tonight over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
|Clippers vs. Lakers|
Darren Collison scores 24, Blake Griffin scores 20, and DeAndre Jordan scores 17 as the Clippers rout the Lakers 142-94.
Tim Duncan and LeBron James talk postgame after the Spurs defeat the Heat in San Antonio on Thursday night.