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Three potential outcomes we'd love to see in the new CBA

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The NBA and NBPA will come together on Wednesday to begin early negotiations on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

There have been many concerns that another lockout could ensue at the beginning of next season, but recent signs have been positive and hopes are high that there can be a swift agreement made between the two parties to avoid any loss of basketball.

With that in mind, we've come up with three ideas we would like to see come out of the new CBA.

Expansion, expansion, expansion

It has been reported that the idea is already on the table, and it would be fantastic to see the NBA become a 32-team league.

There is said to be a clause in the new television deal that would mean current franchises would not lose any revenue if there was an expansion. So why not?

Seattle SuperSonics v Los Angeles Lakers

Seattle is deserving of a basketball team - they were the 15th biggest market in the league before the SuperSonics were re-branded as the Thunder in Oklahoma City - and the only thing stopping their return is an arena.

Many other cities would be keen to have a team; Baltimore, Vancouver, Louisville or Las Vegas are just a few that come to mind.

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No back-to-backs

82 games is a lot. The effects of an NBA season are clear to see, you only have to look at the majority of veteran players in the league.

With sports science continuing to play a prominent role in the thinking of commissioner Adam Silver, the rate of back-to-back games has significantly dropped in recent years and the 2016-17 campaign will see a record low number across the NBA.

Increasing the regular season by two weeks could eliminate back-to-backs completely - there is an argument for lowering preseason by two weeks, although the Global Games are a huge part of the league's global attraction. One week on each side, with the postseason finishing a week later could be an option.

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D-League Salary

The D-League is slowly but surely incorporating every NBA team. Soon enough each franchise will have their own development equivalent.

It gives fans the chance to look at potential future talents/late bloomers who aren't, at that moment in time, good enough to make the main roster.

However, a number of the more talented players who can't find a home in the NBA are opting for Europe and China. Of course, that is great for CBA and Eurobasket, but more competition in the D-League would be great for the NBA as a whole.

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