Breaking down changes in new CBA

New labor deal could mean much heftier luxury taxes for big spenders

Originally Published: November 28, 2011
By Larry Coon | Special to ESPN.com

Following a take-it-or-leave-it offer from the league, the dissolution of the players' union, the filing of a federal antitrust lawsuit, and a 15-hour settlement negotiation, the two sides in the NBA labor dispute came to a tentative agreement to settle the players' lawsuit. This agreement is expected to lead to a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and allow teams to resume business on Dec. 9 -- with opening day slated for Christmas.

Although many "B-level" issues remain to ...

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