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Players offered to reduce that to 54.3 percent, but say the owners' last proposal for a new CBA would cut their guarantee to around 40 percent.
The NBA has released its 2011-12 schedule, which would begin on Nov. 1, but that would be jeopardized if the sides can't start chipping away at their differences soon. Hunter indicated after the last talks that perhaps they could start with something besides the finances when talks resumed, since they could never get past that hurdle and onto other things previously.
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