NBA to Move Free Agency Moratorium
New rule gives teams a more reasonable time to talk to free agents.
For years the NBA has gone through a Moratorium where teams are not able to talk to players before the Moratorium begins. Throughout the years the moratorium would begin July 1st at 12 a.m. (ET) and 7 p.m. (PT), which means teams in the East coast would have to stay up a little later to begin their free agency pitches.
According to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, the league will reportedly begin to allow teams to start speaking with free agents at 6 p.m. (ET) on June 30th, rather than waiting until midnight.
This summer’s agent class is going to be a frenzy, as many teams are fighting for star players. In the past, teams were strained financially and were not able to do much as just take care of small needs they needed. Players like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, plus many more are set to hit the market. Teams like the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, and the Los Angeles Clippers have all cleared up cap space to make major moves this summer.
That free agency picture will become clearer on June 30th when the moratorium begins.