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SportsReport: NBA expected to scrap midnight start to free agency moratorium

20:07  15 may  2019
20:07  15 may  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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NBA free agency begins on July 1, but contracts can’t become official until after the end of the July Moratorium on July 6. At 12:01 a.m. ET on July 1, NBA free agents may begin negotiating with teams as they search for their next contracts. Thanks to the July Moratorium , however, neither side can put

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Free agents reportedly won't need to wait until the middle of the night to find themselves a new home.

The NBA intends to commence its annual moratorium period at 6 p.m. ET on June 30, six hours earlier than the traditional start time of 12 a.m. ET on July 1, sources told ESPN's Tim Bontemps.

The reason for the change, Bontemps noted, is to allow players and team representatives to meet at a much more reasonable hour.

Currently, free agents must wait until midnight on July 1 to negotiate with other clubs. They can agree to terms immediately, but contracts cannot be officially signed until the moratorium is lifted at 12 p.m. ET on July 6. It's unclear if the league also intends to change the time the moratorium ends.

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The NBA and NBA Players Association have agreed to shorten this summer's free - agent moratorium by five days, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Free agency is expected to be particularly hectic this summer, with Durant headlining a list of players who could be on the move.

Remember last summer’s NBA free agency moratorium period, when DeAndre Jordan agreed to sign with the Mavericks before reneging on his verbal A similar occurrence is less likely this summer, as Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the NBA and players union have agreed to shorten the moratorium

A number of superstar free agents are expected to attract significant interest this summer, including Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, and Kyrie Irving.

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