If there's a 2011-12 NBA lockout...

If Stern is faced with a lockout, several key dominoes will fall in succession. Getty Images

After gathering in late September to discuss the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, commissioner David Stern and players union reps issued a joint statement calling the meeting "cordial and constructive." So, with both sides throwing air hugs at each other, a new CBA can't be far off, right?

Not exactly. Here's how the league's power players are getting ready for a work stoppage that could wipe out training camp and preseason games, not to mention the entire 2011-12 season.