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NBA announces free agency negotiation period moved up to June 30

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The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced that free agency will begin earlier this year, allowing more time for deals to be negotiated.

2019 FREE AGENCY: Who's available in this loaded class?

Teams and players will now be able to begin negotiations from 6:00 pm ET on June 30, six hours earlier than the previous start time of 12:01 am ET on July 1.

Teams will also be allowed to communicate with free agents and their representatives from 6:00 pm ET on June 29 in order to schedule meetings to take place at or after 6:00 pm ET on June 30. Free agents cannot officially sign contracts until 12:00 pm ET on July 6.

The increased window for free agency is set to create even more buzz in the NBA off-season given the host of star players who could potentially be on the move.

Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard headline a star-studded list of players headed for free agency, alongside the likes of Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, Khris Middleton and more.

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