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  • Adam Silver
    Commissioner, Free Agent

    The NBA has moved the start time of free agency to 6 p.m. ET on June 30.

    Previously, free agency officially kicked off at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 but the league is moving it up by six hours to accommodate an extra evening in the news cycle. Additionally, teams have permission to set up free agent meetings starting at 6 p.m. ET on June 29.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Adam Silver
    Team, New York Knicks

    The NBA is expected to move up the start of its annual moratorium from midnight on July 1st to 6pm on June 30th.

    The move will shift the league away from an antiquated system by allowing teams to start talking to players at a reasonable hour. Additionally, it will likely create a new revenue stream, as the NBA is trying to make free agency one of the biggest drivers of interest and even more TV friendly.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Adam Silver
    Commissioner, Invalid Team

    ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the NBA board of governors is expected to pass rule changes for next season including resetting the shot clock after an offensive rebound to 14 seconds from 24, simplifying the clear-path foul rule and expanding the definition of the “hostile act” to more easily trigger instant replay.

    These changes were unanimously recommended by the NBA’s competition committee and the board of governors will tender a vote in a Sept. 20-21 meeting. The board needs a two-thirds majority to pass the legislation. The NBA thinks that the resetting of the shot clock to 14 seconds after offensive rebounds will increase shot attempts, especially at the end of close games (they have studied FIBA’s implementation of the rule in 2014, as well as its use in G League, WNBA and NBA summer league games). The simplification of the clear-path rule is to essentially codify additional rules to make such violations less subject to judgement calls from officials. Finally, expanding the definition of a “hostile act” to trigger instant replay would now extend beyond interaction with another player to also include interactions with a referee, coach or a fan.

    Source: ESPN

  • Adam Silver
    Team, Free Agent

    Adam Silver made it clear that free agency will be moved up from midnight EST on July 1st to a more reasonable/TV friendly hour by next summer.

    With the way the NBA has improved its brand over these last few years, it’s no surprise that the league is trying to make free agency one of the biggest drivers of interest in the league and even more TV friendly. The NBA has been great at getting more eyeballs on its product, and you can watch a league game just about anywhere you want. The introduction of League Pass and even streams for things like Summer League are making the NBA a year-round sport more and more. No doubt Twitter will still dominate the news cycle, but having a second screen will be an excellent addition to the summer frenzy.

    Source: Sam Amick on Twitter

  • Adam Silver
    Team, Dallas Mavericks

    Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Adam Silver said he expected the ongoing investigation of the Mavs for sexual harassment in the workplace to be concluded by the end of July.

    Sports Illustrated broke a detailed story about the corrosive culture of sexual harassment in the Mavs business side of things back in February and the NBA has yet to make any mention of it's investigation until today. Silver said that based on the updates he has received, the investigation should be completed by the end of the month. Stay tuned for updates on what sort of penalties the Mavs could face in the coming weeks before the season.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Adam Silver
    Team, Free Agent

    The NBA provided teams with updated salary cap and tax information on Saturday.

    The new salary cap is $101.8 million and the luxury tax threshold is $123 million. The non-tax payer mid-level exception is $8.6 million and taxpayers only have $5.3 million. The room mid-level exception is $4.4 million and the bi-annual exception is $3.4 million. This gives teams a tiny bit of breathing room but there's no game-changing situations to be found just yet.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Adam Silver
    Team, Free Agent

    Adam Silver has signed a contract extension that will make him the NBA commissioner through the 2023-24 season.

    Silver has done a pretty nice job as commissioner so far, drawing particularly strong reviews for his encouragement of players to use their platform to affect social change. The league is in a great spot these days and continues to grow in popularity, so there's no need for any changes in leadership.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Adam Silver
    Team, Atlanta Hawks

    The NBA will experiment with coaches challenge on referees’ calls during the Las Vegas Summer League.

    Adam Silver and the NBA have used the G League to experiment with rules and major changes to the game before. This is not something that would take effect immediately next season and will likely need to see lengthy testing. Currently the MLB and NFL both have challenge systems in place.

    Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Marc Gasol and Chandler Parsons are both out Thursday vs. Charlotte for rest purposes.

    The Grizzlies should have just tagged Adam Silver in their tweet. Parsons has been the director of the tank and Gasol has recently jumped on board. Despite knowing he would not play the second night of a back-to-back, Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff still only gave Gasol 24 minutes in Wednesday’s contest vs. the Sixers. In Gasol’s absence, look for Deyonta Davis and JaMychal Green to have heavy workloads as the big men against a Hornets team that will be without Dwight Howard. Davis double-doubled against Philadelphia Wednesday night and could provide more streaming value Thursday.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • NBA announces new resting policy

    The NBA announced guidelines to the new resting policy, according to NBA.com Adam Silver now has the authority to fine a team up $100,000 for resting healthy players in high-profiled games. Teams will also be…