NBA announces key dates for start of 2021 free agency

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The 2020-21 NBA regular season still has about a month to go, but that hasn't stopped fans from looking ahead to free agency this summer.

Player movement provides the league with plenty of drama and surprises each year, and the league officially announced on Monday afternoon a couple key dates for free agency this summer.

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The 2021 class of free agents isn't as deep as some recent years, but there are still plenty of stars who could hit the market.

Here's a quick list of the top unrestricted free agents in August:

  • Kawhi Leonard, LAC (player option)

  • Victor Oladipo, MIA

  • Kyle Lowry, TOR

  • DeMar DeRozan, SAS

  • Chris Paul, PHO (player option)

  • Mike Conley, UTAH

  • Andre Drummond, LAL

Before we get to the offseason, the NBA champion must be crowned. The play-in tournament kicks off May 18 and the first round of the playoffs begin May 22.