Filed at 1:47 p.m.
The NBA has canceled its annual summer league and its summer internship program, the latest signs that it is preparing for a lockout this summer, according to a New York Daily News report. However, CBSSports.com reports that that isn’t a done deal just yet.
The 10-day summer league, which features veterans and rookies, usually is scheduled to begin July 8 in Las Vegas. CBS’s Ken Berger reports that the Developmental League, which would not be affected by a work stoppage because its players are not in the NBA Players Association, could hold a replacement event in Vegas.
The NBA, according to the Daily News, also is not sending any teams abroad for training camp and has not scheduled any preseason games in Europe.
The collective bargaining agreement between owners and players expires June 30.