The 2011-12 NBA season is already going to be abbreviated; we knew this much for certain when the league cancelled the first two weeks of regular season games. Now, Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the latest failed round of negotiations will lead the NBA to cancel all games through November 30.
That move would mean that the Dallas Mavericks' first 16 games of the season would be cancelled, with nine more between November 16 and November 30 falling victim to this round of cancellations. But while the Mavericks lost prime match-ups with the Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder in the first two weeks, the next two weeks didn't look as juicy.
Maybe the best game in the nine was a trip to Memphis on November 16 to take on the Grizzlies, last summer's playoff surprise. Beyond that, the only playoff team Dallas would have played at home was Portland on November 28.