Will Kirilenko, Parker and Spree get paid?
It's tied primarily to a growing nervousness among players that the rules of the collective bargaining agreement are nearing expiration. So far, only four players out of a possible 50 or so eligible players have gotten their contract extensions done.
What gives? Owners know that the collective bargaining agreement will likely change in their favor. The owners are hoping that the next round of contracts will have fewer guaranteed years and smaller raises something the players obviously want to avoid.
With the deadline for the draft class of 2001 just a few days away, here's a quick look around the league on where the extension talks stands.
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