NBA games lost yesterday: 5.
Total games missed: 237.
Earliest estimated date season can start: Jan. 8.
Projected player salary losses (through Jan. 8): $390 million.
Negotiations: Nothing scheduled.
Lawsuit: The Nuggets' Nick Van Exel and Knicks' Marcus Camby plan to sue the NBA, USA Basketball and FIBA in an effort to play the rest of the season in Europe.
Pub Date: 12/07/98