The Free Agency NBA is one of the most exciting events of the season, maybe even more than the real season itself. This is the time when fans dream of everything and so do gamers and GMs. Before the market opens, anything seems possible. How is the signing of the different players going, where does the free agency take place? We will explain everything to you.
1 / The start of the free agency
A while ago, free agency started at midnight in the States. It has changed a bit since then. To be precise, the free agency starts at midnight and one minute now local time, in France (6 p.m. in the States), it’s still better than 6 or 7 in the morning. We will be on Twitter to comment on this event live.
2 / Moratorium
This is something very important to know. Fans of Deandre Jordan and Jason Kidd know all about this. When a player signs for a team, he is not immediately a member of the franchise. He has indeed a little less than a week to change his mind. To take an example, Kyle Lowry can sign with the Sixers tonight at midnight but by the weekend, he is entitled to cancel the deal and go elsewhere. We do not want it in Philadelphia if this case arises …
3 / The accounts to follow
We give you the list of accounts to follow if you just want to know the trades and not get mad at the blue bird: @AdrianWojnarowski, @ShamsCharania, @ChrisBHaynes, @ThesteinLine. Be careful not to be fooled by fake accounts. Unemployed people need to take care of themselves as you can see below.
ESPN sends Adrian Wojnarowski to BeIn Sport against @SoFrenchProd and money.
The latter should not be kept
Source @ X2thaV
– Shams Charabia (@ShamsCharabia) July 29, 2021
4 / have patience
You’ll see it pretty quickly, contracts are already on the table just waiting to be signed. This is not the case for all. Indeed, you have to know how to be patient for certain players, from the megastar to the simple role-player. Quite a few players are expected to visit multiple franchises and it can sometimes take longer than a week.
5 / The trades sometimes arrive after the war
If the free-agents lead the dance at the opening, you have to know that there is no real end. But in general a good month after the opening of the transfer window, the big trades (if there are any), make their appearance. The teams are almost ready with their rookies, their new recruits but are polishing their workforce before the big hour of training camp.
That’s all there is to know about the free agency NBA which opens in a few hours. Hang in there, it might go very quickly.