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NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Seen Giving Boost To NBA Development League
NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2011 – The NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was ratified earlier today, contains several provisions that will positively impact the NBA Development League, said NBA D-League President Dan Reed.
“The new CBA will deepen the level of integration between NBA D-League and NBA teams, and marks the next stage of our league’s evolution as the official minor league for the NBA,” Reed said. "By encouraging more robust use of our league to accelerate the development of NBA players and prospects, over time we believe this agreement will lead to more NBA teams operating their own NBA D-League affiliate, an increased number of NBA players that develop in our league, and an even better in-arena experience for our fans."
The agreement includes the following regarding the NBA D-League: