Following another long meeting on Thursday, the owners and players have agreed to bring full committees to the negotiating table on Tuesday.
David Stern said there is nothing formal to present to larger committees. Time was right to see if there will "be a deal or shouldn't be a deal."
The two sides met on both Wednesday and Thursday this week.
"We think it's getting to be an important time and it was a good idea to have larger committees," said Stern.