Sunday, December 4th, 2011 at 12:25 pm  |  9 responses

Report: NBA Teams Can Begin Talking to Players Monday

Free agents will still not be able to come to an official agreement (or even an oral agreement) with their suitors until Friday, Dec. 9, but according to ESPN, team executives and coaches are free to begin courting players directly as of Monday morning: “NBA team executives and coaches will be allowed to start talking to players around the league starting Monday at 10 a.m. ET, according to sources familiar with the league’s decision. Teams were notified Saturday that contact with players — and free agents — will be allowed Monday as the scheduled opening of NBA training camps approaches Dec. 9. Sources say the league, though, is still telling teams the restrictions in place since Wednesday — which stipulate that no oral or written agreements can be struck with free agents — remain in place because the lockout is still technically in effect. Sources say coaches likewise can’t supervise on-court workouts before camp begins Friday but teams are allowed to give physical exams to free agents.”

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  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    So… The Magic/Howard “thing” was pretty much a non-story. Great.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    Yep, nice reporting on SLAM’s part about the Howard story.

  • http://Aol QG

    VinCe CarteR to the heatOff the bench…is all im lsaying …nice kill role nAwmeAn

  • Matt Park

    Vince Carter won’t play defense.

  • http://slamonline cold as ice

    tayshaun prince to the knicks would be a nice addition. coming off the bench behind melo. gd defensive player still. would fo after him if it doesnt effect payroll role 2012. possibly kwame brown, nene ,3way trade maybe to get mozgov back??? somrhing for the center postion.

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  • BBaller

    Report: Caron Butler considering the Spurs, if they can trade RJ for a big that would be a great. But who would want RJ?

  • BBaller

    Maybe the nuggets would be interested as JR Smith and W Chandler are stuck in China. Nene and TD, Butler, Manu and Parker sounds solid, but never happening i know.

  • http://www.kittywilde.com/ RunNGun

    Everyone’s headed to the KNICKS…