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With Both Sides "Dug In", Training Camp, Preseason To Be Delayed

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New Jersey Nets
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According to various sources, the NBA will formally cancel the first two weeks of training camp and exhibition games  following a call with league owners on Friday. The decision comes less than a day after a six-hour negotiating session in New York that saw no progress.

Adrian Wojnarowski writes the league is expected to cancel exhibition games through Oct. 15 on Friday and then re-evaluate the final two weeks of the preseason on Oct. 1. The scheduled Nov. 1 start to the regular season also is in danger of being postponed. The two sides are expected to meet again next week.

The league offered players a 46 percent of basketball-related revenue, 11 percent less than they received in last deal and seven percent less than last proposal by players, a league source told Ric Bucher and both Woj and Bucher said there was no progress on a hard cap.

Not everyone was pessimistic. Both Chris Sheridan and Ken Berger, who have been generally more positive than their colleagues, think there's movement even if glacial. "It's moving," a source told Berger. "Not as fast as some people would want, but it's moving."