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NBA free agency period set to start August 2

/ 04:39 PM April 20, 2021
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A man works inside a basketball arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. NBA games will resume Thursday. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The NBA’s summer free agent frenzy will begin August 2.

The league and the players association jointly announced the start date on Monday after reaching an agreement.

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Teams can begin negotiating with free agents on Monday, August 2 at 6 p.m. ET. Teams and players are allowed to reach verbal agreements but there is a moratorium on signings over a four-day period.

The free-agent signing period starts on Friday, August 6 at 12:01 p.m. ET.

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