Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is uncertain if the NBA Players Association and league owners will strike a deal on on a collective bargaining agreement before Thursday when both sides can opt out of the current deal, he told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Reports earlier in December indicated that an agreement would be reached by Dec. 15, but Anthony has some doubts about that happening.
"I'm skeptical of something getting done," Anthony said to ESPN. "Do I think something could happen by the 15th? Yeah I think something could happen. But I think this kind of put a dent in conversations.
"We had something so close. We were supposed to have a deal done weeks ago, and for this to happen at the 25th hour is tough."
According to NBA.com's David Aldridge, there have been some issues, but the two sides are still talking about getting a deal done.