REPORT: NBA free agency to begin Nov. 20
In what has been an interesting November so far, the NBA has taken a step to the right direction after reaching an agreement about the amended CBA, as well as the start if free agency.
The NBA free agent frenzy will officially begin on the evening of Friday, Nov. 20, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The final details on the schedule for the season are still being worked out, however.
The NBA and NBPA have reached agreement on an amended CBA, sources tell @TimBontemps and me. Free agency begins at 6 PM on Nov. 20, with signings allowed at 12:01 PM on Nov. 22.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 10, 2020
The league, however, will be back on overdrive starting next week with the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday, Nov. 18. There will be very little time between the end of the draft and the beginning of free agency.
This year’s free-agent pool, meanwhile, is not considered as star-studded compared to last summer’s superstar bonanza. Anthony Davis is the biggest prize on the market, but all signs point to him re-signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in a bid to establish a dynasty with LeBron James.
Guys like Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, among others, are just some of the hottest commodities up for grabs.
All 30 NBA teams are expected to go on a signing spree once the free agency period officially begins. For sure, a whirlwind of crazy deals and a ridiculous amount of money will be thrown around during that two-day affair.
The 2020-21 NBA season, on the other hand, will bring on another unprecedented era for the league. The quick turnaround means free agents moving on to new teams will have a shorter time to get acclimated to their new system.