I don't know about the rest of you but I'm not really missing basketball so much anyway. The college game is decent and with the NFL in full swing and college football going nuts this year that's all I need.
Plus if I'm ever in the mood for something on a random night there's bound to be an NHL game on too. If you haven't been watching hockey you should take a look. It's fast and a little confusing but these guys really play with every bit of strength. Definitely the most thrilling "any given moment" of all the major sports.
Even if the NBA reached an agreement tomorrow they would have to wait a month before the first game could be played. If they get lucky we might see opening day on Christmas!