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The entire free agent class of 2020 may be limited to one-year contract offers as the NBA deals with the financial fallout from the stoppage in play, ESPN salary-cap expert Bobby Marks told Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Marks added that he foresees those deals being what is usually considered market value.
Along with that, because of the chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic, Marks predicted that all players with opt-out clauses in their contracts will opt in.
“I think we will go 29-for-29 on player options picked up,’’ Marks told Berman.
Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis and Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond are among the 29 with player options on their current deals.
“If all players are forced to opt in, that means Anthony Davis returns to the Lakers for another season and will be eligible for free agency in 2021,” Berman wrote. “That’s a good thing for the Knicks as Davis likely will be more amenable to moving on as LeBron James turns 37.”
Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari and Cavs center Tristan Thompson are among the most notable players entering unrestricted free agency.