NBA Modifies Free Agency Regulations to Prevent Pre-Negotiations

NBA Modifies Free Agency Regulations to Prevent Pre-Negotiations

Given that certain signings were announced a few minutes after the opening of the free agency, it was obvious that the vast majority of franchises negotiated with the “free agents” (players at the end of their contract) before the opening of the free agency. “free agency”, even if it was prohibited by the regulations.

It is to put an end to this hypocrisy that the NBA decided to modify the “free agency” regulations, and now, the day after the end of the Finals, and therefore of the NBA season, teams are authorized to negotiate with their own “free agents” and players thus automatically become eligible to sign an extension. ESPN specifies that these are players at the end of their contract, who were in the squad at the end of the season.

The second phase begins June 30

This is the case for example of Klay Thompson, who can therefore negotiate his contract extension with the Warriors, or even of Malik Monk with the Kings and James Harden with the Clippers. On the other hand, if they want to consider other offers, they will have to wait until later…

In fact, it is only from June 30 at 6 p.m. that teams will be authorized to negotiate with “free agents” who were not in their squad. Roughly speaking, if the Celtics win their 18th title this evening, the clubs and their “free agents” will have 12 days to discuss in advance.

2024-06-17 16:21:58
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