NBA, NBPA reach agreement on amended CBA, set dates for start of free agency, training camp

The NBA and NBPA have reached agreement on an amended CBA, allowing the season to begin with free agency at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20, and signings allowed at 12:01 p.m. Nov. 22, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim Bontemps reported late Monday night.

Here’s how things will look over the next six weeks or so between now and NBA tip-off on Dec. 22:

Nov. 18: NBA Draft — the current freeze on trades is yet to be lifted, but could still potentially happen by Nov. 16.Nov. 20: Free agency begins — Team salary caps ($109.1 million) and luxury tax ($132.7 million) will remain the same next season. Going forward, the cap and tax will increase by a minimum of three percent — and a maximum of 10 percent.There will be a reduction in the luxury tax bill for teams at the end of the season based off the percentage BRI decreased from initial projections during the 2020-21 season.Talks to open the rest of the transaction window, including trades and contract opt-ins and outs, are progressing and could be agreed upon within the next few days.Nov. 22: Free agents can begin signing deals at 12:01 p.m.Dec. 1: Training camp starts — a quick return to practicing for teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, who were just in the bubble less than a month ago.Dec. 22: Opening Night

Teams are unlikely to get final numbers from the league until the end of the week, but the biggest hurdle — getting to an agreement — has been passed.

Published: 2020-11-10 14:11:37

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