NBA Cancels Preseason Games, Postpones Training Camps

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The NBA has indefinitely postponed player training camps for the 2011-12 season because a new collective bargaining agreement has not been reached with the National Basketball Players Association. Training camps were scheduled to open on Monday, Oct. 3.

The league also canceled all preseason games scheduled from Oct. 9 through Oct. 15.

“We have regretfully reached the point on the calendar where we are not able to open training camps on time and need to cancel the first week of preseason games,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. “We will make further decisions as warranted.”

The New Jersey Nets had been scheduled to play their first preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Trenton on Oct. 13, but that was among 43 preseason contests that have been cancelled. Five other preseason games are still on the schedule, including three at the Prudential Center in Newark: Oct. 18 vs. the New York Knicks, Oct. 20 vs. the 76ers, and Oct. 24 against the Boston Celtics.

The Nets are still scheduled to open the regular season in Washington against the Wizards on Nov. 2.

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