Jemuel Gascon

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This article proposes that the upcoming CBA in 2024 should include an initial mediation process for voluntarily resolving trade demands. Part two of this article looks at the background of player-trade demands; it looks at past demands in both the NBA and other sports.37 It also explores the pros and cons about player-trade demands and how they affect the NBA.38 Part three of this article proposes that the use of mediation can tame trade demands’ negative side effects and explores the proposition of including a voluntary mediation clause for trade demands on the next CBA negotiations.39 Part four will raise potential objections to mediation as an avenue of solving player-trade demands.40 Lastly, part five concludes that mediation is the right step towards fixing the conflict between players and the NBA.