SNYDER: Fisher needs to make big plays now

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“I will say we are not apart in terms of an agreed urgency on getting a deal done,” NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver told reporters. “And we’re not apart on the need to avoid missing games and we’re not apart on the agreed impact that will have - not just on our teams and our players, but the communities in which they operate in as well.”

That sounds great and I hope they mean it.

But I’m afraid the owners will use their own scale - not ours - in weighing the “impact” of missed games. Our only hope is Fisher and his mates scoring points in labor talks, not Durant and Anthony scoring points in pick-up games.

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