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NBA, players agree to salary cap and free agency dates

Now we have a pretty clear picture of the warp speed offseason that’s about to start.

2019 Board of Governors Presser
Lots of Adam Silver pictures on the front page lately.
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The NBA and the NBPA have come to an agreement on a revised CBA, according to multiple reports.

As noted in Tim Bontemps’ tweets, the big news from a fan’s perspective is the establishment of the salary cap and dates for free agency. The only other date to finalize is the opening of the transaction window that would allow for trades and players and teams formally opting in or out of contracts. Woj has an update on that.

So with all this settled, we’re in for a wild ride over the next few weeks. Here’s what’s coming:

  • Sunday/Monday, November 15/16: Teams can agree to trades, players and teams can exercise contract options
  • Wednesday, November 18: 2020 NBA Draft
  • Friday, November 20: Free agency begins
  • Sunday, November 22: Players can sign contracts with new teams
  • Tuesday, December 1: Training camps open
  • Tuesday, December 22: 2020-21 NBA season tip-off

The one good thing about the extended dearth of offseason news means it’s all going to be compacted into a tiny window in late November. It’s going to be a lot of fun.