NBA confirms free agency will begin 6 hours earlier on June 30
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The NBA is moving the start time of free agency to a more reasonable hour.

The league and the National Basketball Players Association announced on Friday that teams and players will now be permitted to begin free-agent negotiations at 6 p.m. ET on June 30, six hours earlier than the longtime commencement of 12:01 a.m. ET on July 1.

The change was first reported earlier this month.

Under NBA rules, teams will also be allowed to communicate with free agents or their agents beginning at 6 p.m. ET on June 29, solely for the purpose of scheduling a meeting at or after 6 p.m. ET on June 30.

This summer's free-agent class is set to include Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, and Jimmy Butler.

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