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NBA trends: League shortens free-agent moratorium

NBA trends: League shortens free-agent moratorium

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NBA adopts "DeAndre Jordan Rule"

On Thursday, the NBA and the NBA players union agreed to shorten July's moratorium, reducing the league's dark period by five days. While teams are able to negotiate with free agents as of the first day of July, deals cannot be inked until after the league sets the coming season's salary cap, following its annual audit. Now, instead of 11 days off, the moratorium will run for six.

The rule was partly inspired by last year's DeAndre Jordan fiasco. The center agreed to a long-term deal with the Dallas Mavericks, but soon after...

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