An NBA GM explains the keys to free agency and the biggest misconception about it

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An NBA GM explains the keys to free agency and the biggest misconception about it
An NBA GM explains the keys to free agency and the biggest misconception about it

When the clock approaches 12:01 a.m. on July 1 each year, and free agency begins, NBA fans anxiously await the floodgates to open. It feels like the kickoff of an event, the start gun to a race going off. But for NBA teams, behind the scenes, it's not quite a sprint but a steady rollout of a process for which they have planned for months. "For a lot of teams it's not terribly thrilling," Los Angeles Clippers GM Michael Winger told Business Insider. "For process-driven front offices, all of the preparation at that point has mostly been done and, frankly, had been done for months." Winger said once the free agency "bell" rings, teams have a call list ready to go and they begin going through their

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