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Union seeks ruling from arbitrator

Updated: May 15, 2012, 11:38 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NBA players' association said Tuesday it is seeking an arbitrator's ruling in hopes that Jeremy Lin and three other players maintain valuable rights in free agency.

The union argues that Lin and Knicks teammate Steve Novak, the Clippers' Chauncey Billups and Portland's J.J. Hickson should be able to re-sign with their teams by using the "Bird" or "Early Bird" exceptions to the salary cap.

Those exceptions allow teams to exceed the cap to re-sign their own players.

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