NBA free agency is set to begin on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. ET.
The NBA and the NBA Players Association Monday announced an agreement regarding the start of free agency in the summer of 2021 that states that teams may begin negotiating with free agents on Aug. 2 before a 90-hour moratorium period.
Following the moratorium, teams can begin signing free agents on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at 12:01 p.m. ET.
The following key dates have been announced: pic.twitter.com/pKUJ7ETW3c- NBA Communications (@NBAPR) April 19, 2021
The announcement of these key dates adds to a still-developing offseason calendar, beginning with the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery that will be held on June 22, 2021.
Here are some more upcoming key dates to be aware of:
2020-21 Key NBA Dates
May 22 - July 22: 2021 NBA Playoffs
May 30: Deadline for an early entry player to apply for the 2021 NBA Draft (11:59 p.m. ET)
June 21-27: NBA Draft Combine
June 22: NBA Draft Lottery
July 19: Deadline for an early entry player to withdraw from the 2021 NBA Draft (5:00 p.m. ET)
July 29: 2021 NBA Draft
Aug. 2: Teams can begin negotiating with free agents (6:00 p.m. ET)
Aug. 6: Teams can begin signing free agents (12:01 p.m. ET)