1) If you have not heard the awesome, incredible, amazing news yet, the NBA and the representative of the players reached a tentative agreement that would save the 2011-12 season. The plan is to have a 66-game season that beings on Christmas Day. The other good news is that it should allow for the All-Star Game to take place as scheduled in late February.
2) Now that the lockout is over, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes the clock is ticking for Dwight Howard and the Magic.
3) Henry Abbott of TrueHoop analyzes what the new deal has for the players and the selling points Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter will likely use to get the reformed union's approval. He also looks at the winners and losers of the new deal.
5) TrueHoop recaps player reactions to the deal from Twitter.
6) George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel asks fans directly: Do you still care about the NBA?