Now, 2020 free agency is finally here, just a month out from the start of the 2020-21 season, which features 72 games instead of 82.
We’ve seen a flurry of trades this week already, including multiple huge deals involving stars or high-level role players who impact winning.
Some of the biggest moves: Chris Paul is going to Phoenix, Dennis Schroder is off to the Los Angeles Lakers, Robert Covington is going to Portland, and Jrue Holiday is headed to Milwaukee in a monster deal.
The Detroit Pistons made three trades on draft night.
James Harden to the Nets is the biggest trade rumor still out there. And it looks more likely he’ll get his wish, after he reportedly turned down the chance to become the first $50 million-per-season player with the Houston Rockets.
The free agency negotiation period begins Friday at 6 p.m. ET. Deals can be officially signed Sunday at 12:01 p.m. ET.
Top NBA free agents include:
• Anthony Davis, Brandon Ingram (RFA), Gordon Hayward, Fred VanVleet, Danilo Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Joe Harris, Christian Wood and Montrezl Harrell.
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