NBA FREE AGENCY SET TO OPEN ON NOVEMBER 20

The NBA is officially back as the league and the players’ union have agreed to the start of the 2020-21 season along with adjusting the collective bargaining agreement and the calendar.

The NBA is officially back as the league and the players’ union have agreed to the start of the 2020-21 season along with adjusting the collective bargaining agreement and the calendar.

The adjustment brings free agency to a November 20 start date, just two days after the 2020 NBA Draft. The season will start a month later on December 22 for a run of 72 games.

ESPN reports the salary cap for the season will be $109.1 million with the luxury tax set at 132.6 million, which will be the same number as the 2019-20 season.

Currently, there are four teams in the luxury tax – the Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers. As deals and more continue, that number is expected to inflate. Training camp for the 2020-21 season will begin on December 1.

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