Looming Lockout?

Questions/musings off the top of my head:

1. This sucks.

2. Given the Rockets recent push for a top 5 Lottery spot, how will the lockout affect the 2011 NBA Draft?

3. What effect will the lockout and its negotiations have on player contracts – specifically will teams be able to sign more stringent non-guaranteed contracts allowing them to cut players as easily as NFL teams?

4. Can thought #3 be retroactively applied to Kyle Lowry’s contract? (Just kidding, Kyle is going to start playing better any day now. And it won’t matter anyway as his contract was signed before the lockout – remember KG’s monster deal that was effectively grandfathered into the 1999 CBA?)

5. With the NFL and now the NBA likely headed toward a lockout, I need to get back into a serious fantasy baseball league. Or start following the NHL (please, no).

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