Hornets free agency moratorium primer and open thread

The official start of NBA free agency is 6:00pm Eastern tonight, June 30th. We’ve already seen a couple of league-altering trades and significant contract extensions in the buildup to today, and that will certainly only accelerate from here. Before even reaching the new league year, we’ve had:

We went over a few targets the Hornets could pursue with their midlevel exception, and there are a certainly others in the mix that we didn’t dive into.

Keep in mind that any deal that gets announced in the next few days is unofficial, so things will be fluid and could change after initial announcements. One of the things that can happen during the moratorium is the signing of offer sheets for restricted free agents. That means if any of Miles Bridges, PJ Washington, or Theo Maldeon sign an offer sheet, the Hornets will have two days to decide if they want to match or let the player walk. They could also turn that into a match-and-trade deal like we saw with Devonte’ Graham a couple of years ago.

Use the comments to discuss all of the chaos. We might update this post as significant news comes in from around the league. We will see.

Have at it, folks!

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