There's optimism in the air that a deal could get done sometime today. Keep your fingers crossed.
The NBA and Players Association have moved to the cusp of ending the four-month old lockout, and there's strong belief on both sides that Friday's bargaining session could culminate with the framework of an agreement to preserve most, if not all, of a full season.
"It's moved to a very good place," one source briefed on Thursday's 7½-hour bargaining session told Yahoo! Sports. "There's a strong expectation [within the negotiations] that hands will shake [Friday]."