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The NBA Is Planning A Major Change To Free Agency Next Year

A basketball sits on the court during a timeout in the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics game.

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Were you one of the people who was glued to NBA free agency when it opened at midnight on July 1, even though it was a Saturday night? Well, you won't have to do that next year.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver told the media tonight the league plans to make a change to free agency next year. It should be a welcome one for fans.

Silver says the start of free agency will be moved up from midnight on July 1 to a "more reasonable" hour in 2019.

Translation: if you had your phone set with notifications for Woj/Shams tweets, you won't have to worry about staying up all night reading them.

If you think the media frenzy surrounding the start of free agency has been crazy the last few years, just imagine what it will be like when it kicks off in the middle of the day or evening.

The television coverage will be a bonanza, and the social media reporting/analysis will be even better than before.

We can't wait for this change.

How about you?