What you need to know about the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement
The new NBA collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is set to be ratified in January. Here is what you need to know: The new CBA encourages superstars to stay with their teams, enabling their current team to offer more than other teams in the league during free agency and renegotiation. This type of deal is only available to a select group of players. In order to qualify, you have to have played eight or nine years in the league AND and been on the All-NBA team this year or in two of the past three years, win the Defensive Player of the Year or have won the MVP in one of the past three years. Oh, and you also have to have been drafted by that team as well. So, for example, next year Steph Curry could make $209 million over five years with the Warriors or he could go somewhere else and make $133 million over the same time frame. Players on the minimum contracts get a 45 percent boost, as do middle-level exceptions. Rookies will now also make more , though that process is to be phased in over three years. Other changes were the veteran minimum being raised to $2.3 million from $1.4 million and NBA teams being allowed to carry two players on their roster while they play in the D-League to essentially be called up at will.