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NBA Free Agency: When Does NBA Free Agency Start?

With the NBA Draft now in the rearview mirror the question becomes when is the start of free agency? The good news is we have the answer for everything you need to know about NBA Free Agency.
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NBA Free Agency: When Does NBA Free Agency Start?

Some people assume the drama ends when the NBA Championship is over. Those people would be dead wrong. If anything, the drama is only beginning as the NBA Draft just took place last night, and now the focus shifts to NBA Free Agency.

This is it, the time of year where every fan base has hope before the games take place. This is where the real roster-building takes place in order to get your favorite NBA team closer to a title.

So when does this magical time of the year officially get started? Here's everything you need to know about NBA Free Agency.

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NBA Free Agency

When Does NBA Free Agency Start?

Date: Thursday, June 30*

Time: 6:00 pm EST*

*The NBA has yet to officially announce the start time but in years past this is when the league opens free agency*

What is the salary cap for the 2022-2023 Season?

  • Salary Cap: $122 million
  • Luxury tax: $149 million

The NBA salary cap is expected to rise $10 million with the luxury tax going up by $12 million. This past year the cap was $112.4 million and the luxury-tax line was $136.6 million.

Top NBA Free Agents

RankPlayerPOSTeamAAV (Average Annual Value)
1Zach LaVineSGCHI$19.5 million
2Miles BridgesSFCHA$4.07 million
3DeAndre AytonCPHX$10.09 million
4Jusuf NurkicCPOR12 million
5Collin SextonPGCLE5.04 million
6Carmelo AnthonyPFLAL$2.64 million
7Andre DrummondCBKN$2.4 million
8T.J. WarrenSFIND$11.75 million
9Montrezl Harrell.PFCHA$9.489 million
10Dennis SchröderPGHOU$5.89 million
11Serge IbakaCMIL$9.48 million
12Kyle AndersonSFMEM$9.28 million
13Marvin Bagley IIIPFDET$9.03 million
14Mo BambaCORL$6.02 million
15Ricky RubioPGIND$17 million
16Lonnie Walker IVSGSAS$3.11 million
17Jeremy LambSGSAC$10.5 million
18Joe InglesSFPOR$13.03 million
19Thaddeus YoungPFTOR$14.54 million
20Gary HarrisSGORL$21 million
21Blake GriffinPFBKN$2.64 million
22Derrick Jones Jr.CHISF$9.48 million
23Kevin KnoxSFATL$4.63 million
24Taurean PrincePFMIN$12.62 million
25Andre IguodalaSFGSW$15 million


OddsChecker sports writer Matt O'Leary brings experience sports betting advice to the OC staff. You may recognize Matt from his popular New York Jets youtube channel, but his vast knowledge of sports and betting goes well past the boundaries of New York.


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