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NBA, NBAPA announce dates for 2021 NBA Free Agency

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 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)

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