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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