Thu, Nov 3 Portland vs. Denver
Fri, Nov 4 Portland vs. Los Angeles
Sun, Nov 6 Portland vs. Phoenix
Wed, Nov 9 Portland vs. Denver
Thu, Nov 10 Portland vs. San Antonio
Sat, Nov 12 Portland vs. Detroit
Mon, Nov 14 Portland vs. Philadelphia
All of the following games are not happening. After another day of synchronized swimming in their respective money vaults, the NBA player's union and ownership groups failed to come to an agreement to end the lockout, so the league has punished us all (not to mention the thousands of low-wage arena workers) by canceling the first two weeks of the 2011-12 season. Take it away, sad, sad press release:
NEW YORK, October 10, 2011—The NBA announced today that it has canceled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season because a new collective bargaining agreement has not been reached with the National Basketball Players Association. This cancellation includes all games originally scheduled to be played through November 14.
“Despite extensive efforts, we have not been able to reach a new agreement with the players’ union that allows all 30 teams to be able to compete for a championship while fairly compensating our players,” NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said.
Two weeks ain't so bad. Plus this means one less Blazers game against the Spurs, which is never a bad thing. Plus, it's not like anonymous GMs are making dire comments off the record, right? Oh, dang.