From PFT: " Even though the players dont get game checks until September, the money earned during the preseason goes into the pot that determines the salary cap. Thus, if the preseason is lost, everyone will lose their cut of $800 million, and that money is never coming back. The money wont be lost if a deal gets done in the next week. Were not going to make any predictions, but it seems like a real possibility. If whatever happened last night can survive into next week. " Now we're getting to the point where money is going to be lost, on both sides if the preseason games are affected. I think an agreement must be reached by the 10th or thereabouts, or else all the things that preceed the regular season start to get squeezed. Get 'er done, guys, time's up. I'm expecting they will, cooler heads will prevail.