NBA lockout update: Games canceled, lawsuits filed, paychecks missed

The NBA informed teams that all games through Dec. 15 have been canceled, according to an ESPN report, but really that’s more a function of the calendar than anything else since it will take about a month from deal to games.

The league’s proposed 72-game schedule would have started no earlier than Dec. 15 anyway, so the bigger news on Tuesday concerns a host of players, including Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, filing class-action lawsuits in California and Minnesota.

Tuesday also marked the first official day that players missed a paycheck. The Arizona Republic compiled a list of the checks Suns players could not cash today:

Steve Nash: $962,929
Marcin Gortat: $559,229
Josh Childress: $494,117
Channing Frye: $461,176
Mickael Pietrus: $436,470
Hakim Warrick: $354,118
Jared Dudley: $350,000
Aaron Brooks: $247,058 *
Robin Lopez: $238,824
Markieff Morris: $174,632**
Zabian Dowdell: $64,966 ***
Gani Lawal: $64,966 ***
Garret Siler: $64,966 ***

based on the restricted free agent’s qualifying offer

** based on the rookie’s slotted salary

*** based on their contracts’ team options if they make the team

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