NBA free agency officially begins at midnight eastern time tonight, at which point teams are permitted to talk to and negotiate with other clubs' free agents. However, no free agent contracts can be signed until July 11th, due to the July moratorium. Our explanation of the July moratorium is one link you'll want to check out as you prepare for the 2012 free agent period. Here are a few more:
- Hoops Rumors has complete lists of this summer's unrestricted free agents and restricted free agents. There are also a few outstanding player options and ETOs that we're waiting to hear about, though that should happen at some point today.
- A number of players got the Free Agent Stock Watch treatment, as Hoops Rumors writers examined potential suitors and salary expectations for many of this year's top free agents.
- We also took a more in-depth look at the free agent market, by position: Center, Power Forward, Small Forward, Shooting Guard, and Point Guard.
- I previewed the offseason for all 30 teams right here.
- Our glossary has explanations for a number of terms and concepts that will come up over the next few weeks. Among them: Bird Rights, Early Bird Rights, Mid-Level Exception, Cap Holds, Gilbert Arenas Provision, and Maximum Salary.
- June trades and draft picks make this list slightly dated, but you can still use our rundown of guaranteed 2012/13 salary by team to get an idea of which teams could have money to spend this summer.