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Labor talks: Full NBA season later?

Updated: October 4, 2011, 5:38 PM ET
By Henry Abbott | ESPN.com

Both sides in the NBA labor negotiations agree that if the owners and players do not make significant progress in CBA talks soon, then logistics will dictate that the scheduled Nov. 1 start of the regular season will become impossible.

The assumption is that, like in the 1998-99 lockout, a delayed start to the season would lead to games being canceled. Is it possible, however, that a full season could simply start later and run deeper into the summer?

On Monday, commissioner ...

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