Free agency was slated to begin on June 30 at 6 p.m., however, that is guaranteed to be pushed back as the league tries to figure out its calendar for the future. The unprecedented situation that the league is in is creating an opportunity for changes to the schedule, and one change that’s being discussed is moving free agency ahead the draft, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey. This topic is on the table for discussion during the NBA’s board of governors meeting that is expected to take place on Friday, although Pompey notes that no decision on the draft and free agency is expected to come out of it as figuring out returning to play is the more important discussion point.
The decision on the draft and free agency is expected to happen after the league determines when the NBA Finals will end, with the draft expected to take place five-to-seven days after the Finals, according to Pompey. However, that could change if the league and the National Basketball Players Association agree to move free agency ahead of the draft this year.
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