Report: NBA, NBPA agree to start free agency on November 20th

EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 27: Los Angeles Lakers general manager, Rob Pelinka, smiles as he speaks to the press during Los Angeles Laker media day at UCLA Health Training Center on September 27, 2019 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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:

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.

 

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