NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th

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NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed May 15, 2019 3:03 pm

The NBA is expected to move up the start of its annual moratorium from midnight EST on July 1st to 6 PM EST on June 30th.


The move will allow formal dialogue between teams, players and agents to begin at a more reasonable hour.


The NBA will surely have more eyeballs on their own coverage and that of their partners moving the start to primetime.

Via Tim Bontemps/ESPN

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Re: NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th 

Post#2 » by RoyceDa59 » Wed May 15, 2019 3:18 pm

This changes everything.
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Re: NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th 

Post#3 » by VYoungJrIII » Wed May 15, 2019 3:33 pm

Is there a reason why free agency doesn't start as soon the the post season ends?
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Re: NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th 

Post#4 » by Bentley1225 » Wed May 15, 2019 3:38 pm

Gives league and broadcast partners a prime time show on June 30th from 6-9pm to increase ad revenue to align with exact start of free agency while team aren't knocking at doors literally at 12:01am.
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Re: NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th 

Post#5 » by Cassius » Wed May 15, 2019 3:45 pm

VYoungJrIII wrote:Is there a reason why free agency doesn't start as soon the the post season ends?


It would suck to be entering free agency, especially off a rookie deal, if you’re in the Finals and can’t line up any meetings. On the other hand, Draymond called KD from the parking lot, LOL. I also don’t think the cap is set until all of the league revenues are counted. I remember the cap came in a bit lower than anticipated one year and it messed up a few team.
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Re: NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th 

Post#6 » by pylb » Wed May 15, 2019 4:22 pm

More importantly they should move the season awards show to the day before the playoffs start.
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Re: NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th 

Post#7 » by Spud2nique » Wed May 15, 2019 5:25 pm

Let me get my calendar out ...

Adam Silver wants more money..

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Post#8 » by LAKESHOW » Wed May 15, 2019 5:49 pm

Thats a good date to talk to Kawhi
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Re: NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th 

Post#9 » by jason bourne » Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm

Nice clickbait for the NBA. I assume it's ET.
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Re: NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th 

Post#10 » by HangTime » Wed May 15, 2019 9:04 pm

Free agency should start the day after the Finals. It's better prep for the draft.
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Re: NBA Likely To Move Start Of Free Agency From Midnight, July 1st To 6 PM, June 30th 

Post#11 » by CycklopsGT » Wed May 15, 2019 11:53 pm

VYoungJrIII wrote:Is there a reason why free agency doesn't start as soon the the post season ends?

I suspect that for at least one reason, you want to give the NBA Champions some time to enjoy their victory, be the top news story, etc., before they and their executives have to worry about those things.

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