The NBA has been extremely busy since the Los Angeles Lakers won the title as both players and the executives have been working on next season’s outlook including, NBA Free Agency. Both sides came to an agreement to start the season in December, and the league put the finishing touches on the off-season tonight. A late report confirmed that players will choose their destinations in a little over a week’s time.
ESPN’s Tim Bontemps reported that the NBA and NBAPA came to an agreement on the CBA. This deal will start free agency at 6 PM on November 20th and allow teams to secure signings on November 22nd at 12:01 PM. Bontemps also shared some details about the salary cap:
The salary cap ($109.1 million) and luxury tax ($132.7 million) will remain the same next season. In future seasons, the cap and tax will increase by a minimum of 3 percent — and a maximum of 10 percent, sources said.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) November 10, 2020
For the Lakers, this will mean that Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Rajon Rondo will determine their future with the franchise. There may also new additions to help in their pursuit of a championship repeat. Free agency will start just two days after the NBA Draft on November 18th.
There will be no rest for the weary in Los Angeles. Now will be the time for their front office to do the same work that got them championship gold. This time around, things will be a little easier with the Larry O’Brien trophy as a recruiting nugget.