Detroit Pistons Lockout

After the employment contract of age ended, the fourth lockout National Basketball Association began on 1 July 2011. The teams can not negotiate, sign or contact players, and players also can not access facilities, trainers and NBA personnel. Until an agreement is reached between the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and the NBA owners, the lockout will continue.

During the lockout period the players union has encouraged players to find work abroad. According to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) during the NBA lockout players who continue to have a contract with the NBA is allowed to play where they want, and permission was granted for players to sign with a team abroad. Currently, more than 60 players have already decided to sign with foreign teams.

Union and owners met again on 13 September to negotiate, but unfortunately the salary cap structure was still a problem.
An agreement was not reached.

With 43 pre-season games canceled some of the players Detroit Pistons considered other alternatives and decided to sign up and play abroad. Pistons guard Will Bynum who played for Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel was waiting for a decent contract to play abroad but Bartelstein his agent said his client has not yet assignment abroad.

Meanwhile, guard Ben Gordon was designed to work for Britain in Eurobasket championships, but failed to reach an agreement with a satisfactory insurance. Players were willing to reduce his salary if the owners compromise on the salary cap, but he did not give up.

Darren Austin Daye currently heads to Russia to play for BC Khimki, while single Kyle also signed with the Spanish team CB Lucentum Alicante. Both have signed contracts abroad with a specific clause to return to the NBA, once lock is completed.

In July 2011, Michael DaJuan Summers and signed a contract abroad for the next two seasons with Italy's Montepaschi Siena. Frank John Rent eyeing the Nets as an assistant coach. Detroit Pistons free agent Tracy McGrady and Tayshaun Prince are reportedly interested in the heat.

NBA officially began cancel league activities on September 23, 2011. The team is still waiting to negotiate an agreement in time for the game in Detroit and Orlando on October 9 Once the blockade is lifted Detroit Pistons vital decisions to make.

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