The 2011 NBA Free Agent period doesn't begin until Dec. 9, the first official day on which players can sign. But teams can start talking with agents on Wednesday, Nov. 30, reports Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. This means we can start hearing rumors about deals being in place and how big of a contract over-priced player X will get and then not once Dec. 9 comes.
Another new development has been the opening of team facilities on Thursday for the players to use. This was moved up a day from Friday. Once players start showing up, however, there are some restrictions that come with the facilities. Coaches and executives are not permitted to be in the gym when players are there, but the training staff is allowed to help players, reports Yahoo! Sports' Mark J. Spears.
NBA Free Agency might even be more frenzied than the NFL's was back in July.
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