As NBA players vote on the owners' "final" proposal to salvage a 72-game 2011-12 season, we Nuggets fans wait anxiously for the results. In the meantime, here is a rundown of the latest lockout chatter…

Players should pick a labor option, understand it and get a deal – NBA – 
At the NBA lockout's 11th hour, players have three options — none optimal — and need to pick one. Ken Berger lays out the info and stresses that moving into extended litigation is no-win for either side. Berger also – interestingly – points out that the latest proposal was worked on by NBAPA head Billy Hunter together with NBA owners, meaning this might be the best deal the players are going to get. And thus, they should seriously consider agreeing to it!

NBA — What will the players do next? – ESPN
It appears to be take it or leave it time in the NBA labor dispute, writes Larry Coon. And like Berger, Coon lays out the various scenarios that may play out today and tomorrow pending the players' decision.

'B-list' issues could cause trouble in NBA talks – NBA – Yahoo! Sports
Even if players accept the owners' current offer, they could still be resistant to demands on other items, says Adrian Wojnarowski.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ‘assumed’ Shaq ‘didn’t need or want my help’ – Ball Don't Lie – NBA Blog – Yahoo! Sports
In his latest autobiography, Shaquille O'Neal shows yet again what a petulant, bitter man he can be. 

Cured, George Karl still fights cancer – NBA – Yahoo! Sports
With no basketball to coach, George Karl is tending to his other passion in life: fighting cancer, a disease he’s beaten twice. The Denver Nuggets coach lent his voice Tuesday to the American Cancer Society and Quest Diagnostics, which are teaming up on a nationwide cancer prevention study.

Chris Andersen is trying to start a celebrity redneck hunting show – Ball Don't Lie – NBA Blog – Yahoo! Sports
My money is on The Birdman NOT being in good shape whenever the 2011-12 NBA season commences.