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Report: Free agency lunacy tips off in earnest Monday

Dec 3, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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Yes, there have been back-channel communications. Yes, there are indications and sources and talks. But free agency hasn’t officially begun and won’t until Monday. But Monday, according to an ESPN report, that’s when free agents can begin being wooed by teams and executives. Cue the Brazilian steakhouse jokes!

NBA team executives and coaches will be allowed to start talking to players around the league Monday at 10 a.m. ET, according to league sources.

Teams were notified Saturday that contact with players and free agents will be allowed Monday in advance of the scheduled opening of training camps Dec. 9.

via NBA free agency courting can start Monday, sources say – ESPN.

Stein notes that oral and written deals cannot be agreed to until camp starts on Dec. 9, which is ridiculous. “You can pick her up and take her out and show her a good time and go back to her place, but you can’t date her.” Come on, now. So in short, expect Nene to rack up a ton of frequent flyer miles, and for deals to start leaking out as early as Wednesday.

It’s going to be a frantic free agency period despite the lack of talent in this group. Which once again makes you wonder what the lockout was for exactly. Nevermind, don’t ask questions. It might come back.

  1. darealrandolph - Dec 3, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    nets will get d12, nene and pair him up with d-will as they move to brooklyn

    • brooklynbulls - Dec 3, 2011 at 10:40 PM

      Damn do u ever say anything else?! For every story I read I can expect D12! Nets/Knicks! ….in the comment section. Son, you have to know more than eleven words

  2. seattlesuperchronic - Dec 3, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    Nene, Williams and Howard? That would be awesome.

  3. mojosmagic - Dec 3, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    Are the nets still in the league?

  4. chargerdillon - Dec 4, 2011 at 4:54 AM

    Duh…..Nene to the Heatles

    With a shortened season the big 3 wont be as worn out as they begin their dynasty

    (and I’m a Laker fan)

    and when the Lakers get Dwight in 2012, the Lakers and Heat will clash once more for the top

    so it is written, and so it shall come to pass

  5. diablito0402 - Dec 4, 2011 at 7:27 AM

    Howard is going to get paid regardless, he aint going to new jersey or the bulls, he wants a few rings, he coming to ghe lakers, and hollywood and 74 degree wether year round with no humidity, sorry, but its the truth!!

  6. magicfalcon - Dec 4, 2011 at 8:13 AM


  7. icelovinbrotha215 - Dec 4, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Sixers need to trade Iggy and resign Thad Young.

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