NBA🏀 Free Agency🤝 2018: All You🔊 Need to Know

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Summer belongs to the NBA thanks to the start of free agency on July 1 and all the moves teams will be making to boost their chances at winning a championship next season.

This offseason is shaping up to be one of the most memorable in NBA history with the number of superstar players who are likely to be available in free agency. There is also the potential for a flurry of trade activity involving All-Stars who are unhappy with their current situation.

For now, though, the focus will stick primarily with free agency and looking ahead at what could happen when the offseason negotiating period begins.

Key NBA Offseason Dates

June 29: Last day for players and teams to exercise or decline contract options for the 2018-19 season

July 1: New league year begins; Free agents and teams can verbally agree to deals

July 6: Free-agent moratorium ends, allowing players to officially sign contracts and trades to be completed

Notable Free Agents

⛹ LeBron James, SF (Player Option)
⛹ Kevin Durant, SF (Player Option)
⛹ Paul George, SF (Player Option)
⛹ Chris Paul, PG (Unrestricted)
⛹ DeMarcus Cousins, C (Unrestricted)
⛹ Clint Capela, C (Restricted)
⛹ DeAndre Jordan, C (Player Option)
⛹ Aaron Gordon, PF (Restricted)
⛹ Marcus Smart, PG (Restricted)
⛹ J.J. Redick, SG (Unrestricted)

For some key trade storylines:

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