The NFL lockout lasted more than 100 days and now the sports world can focus their scrutiny on the NBA lockout that began July 1. The NBPA and NBA owners are thought to be miles a part from what they want to accomplish in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Like the NFL, coaches and front-office personnel are not allowed to contact players, and players are not even allowed to be drug tested during the lockout. If you thought the NFL lockout was ugly, you haven't seen anything yet.
The NFLPA and owners were in a disagreement about how roughly $9 billion dollars in television revenue should be split, but the NBA is in a far different situation. The NBA has said as a whole teams lost around $340 million in 2009-10 and $300 million in 2010-11.
Clearly things need to change if those numbers are accurate. The NBA may look drastically different when a new CBA is reached, especially teams dealings with free agency.
Here are six ways the new CBA could impact free agency.