FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo Golden State Warriors basketball guard Klay Thompson speaks to the media before practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. Thompson announced Monday, July 1, 2019 his decision to stay with the Golden State Warriors for $190 million over the next five years, meaning the five-time reigning Western Conference champions have their 'Splash Brothers' backcourt of Thompson and Stephen Curry locked up long-term. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, file)

It's time for player movement to officially start in NBA

July 06, 2019 - 7:54 am

The NBA's moratorium on player movement and signings gets lifted on Saturday, meaning it is finally time for agreed-upon deals to become official.

Trades and free-agent signings can get finalized after 12:01 p.m. Eastern, and there are a slew of moves to get completed. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are likely to sign their new contracts with the Brooklyn Nets. Kawhi Leonard is about to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers to pair up with the soon-to-be-traded Paul George, and a complex four-team deal that sends Jimmy Butler to Miami is set to get done as well.

Golden State's Klay Thompson got the biggest free-agent deal, a five-year contract worth nearly $190 million. Portland's Damian Lillard agreed to a $196 million extension, but was not a free agent.

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