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AUG. 21: The Skinny on the Warriors-Pistons Deal
Thursday's deal sent Cliff Robinson and Pepe Sanchez to Golden State and Bob Sura to Detroit. Here's how the teams will be affected:
• Warriors -- Pro: Golden State continues to add veteran role players to its roster as Robinson joins fellow new acquisitions Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson and Popeye Jones. All four players have at least 10 years of NBA experience and should provide valuable leadership for the team's young talent. ... Con: Statistically, the 2002-03 season was Robinson's worst since his rookie year. The 36-year-old forward averaged just 12.2 points and 3.9 boards while shooting .398 from the field, but since the Warriors likely brought him in for more intangible reasons, this won't be much of a detriment.
• Pistons -- Pro: By drafting Darko Milicic and signing free agent Elden Campbell, Detroit had already all but assured Robinson was on his way out. In landing Sura, the Pistons replace the departed Jon Barry with another versatile guard and situational scorer who fits well with with their defense-first mentality. Sura will contribute quality minutes off the bench to spell either Chauncey Billups or Richard Hamilton ... Con: Their defensive prowess notwithstanding, the Pistons could still use another scorer with size, and this deal doesn't address that need. Maybe Milicic is the long-term answer, but right now Detroit will need Campbell and Mehmet Okur to step up and provide inside offense.
--Bryan Williams,

Transactions by Month: October 2003
Fri., Oct. 31 Golden State signs Dan Langhi, waives Pepe Sanchez and places Mickael Pietrus (sprained left ankle) on the injured list.

Portland picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contract of Zach Randolph.

San Antonio signs Jason Hart, waives Sean Marks and places Anthony Carter (patella tendinitis, left knee) on the injured list.

Wed., Oct. 29 Minnesota signs Trenton Hassell and places Wally Szczerbiak (strained plantar fascia left foot) on the injured list.

New Orleans signs Steve Smith to a contract, signs Jamaal Magloire to a contract extension and waives Kirk Haston.

Tue., Oct. 28 Cleveland picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contract of DeSagana Diop.

Detroit signs Tremaine Fowlkes and places Lindsey Hunter (strained right hamstring) on the injured list.

Houston signs Scott Padgett.

Mon., Oct. 27 Atlanta waives Randy Holcomb and places Terrell Brandon, Dan Dickau and Obinna Ekezie on the injured list.

Boston picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contract of Kedrick Brown; places Brandon Hunter (right Achilles tendinitis), Chris Mills (right heel spurs) and Kendrick Perkins (bilateral infrapatellar tendinitis) on the injured list.

Chicago places Kirk Hinrich (viral illness), Linton Johnson (right ankle sprain) and Jay Williams (fractured pelvis and left knee dislocation) on the injured list.

Cleveland places Ira Newble (right knee patella tendinitis), Bruno Sundov (right Achilles tendinitis) and Dajuan Wagner (right knee effusion) on the injured list.

Dallas places Tariq Abdul-Wahad (left knee tendinitis) and Jon Stefansson (left ankle sprain) on the injured list.

Denver waives Junior Harrington and Vincent Yarbrough, and places Chris Marcus (left foot and ankle sprain), Mark Pope (left knee patella tendinitis) and Jeff Trepagnier (left ankle sprain) on the injured list.

Detroit places Hubert Davis (strained left hamstring) and Darvin Ham (sprained right wrist) on the injured list.

Golden State waives Zendon Hamilton and George McCloud, and places Evan Eschmeyer (knee surgery), Troy Murphy (plantar fascia tear, right foot) and Pepe Sanchez (sprained left ankle) on the injured list.

Houston places Eddie Griffin on the suspended list and Ben Davis (knee surgery), Adrian Griffin (knee surgery) and Eric Piatkowski (left ankle sprain) on injured list.

Indiana waives Omar Cook, Carl English and Michael Smith, and places Jonathan Bender, Jamison Brewer and James Jones on the injured list.

Los Angeles Clippers place Josh Moore (lower back spasms), Olden Polynice (neck strain) and Glen Rice (hyperextended right knee) on the injured list.

Los Angeles Lakers place Brian Cook, Rick Fox and Jamal Sampson on the injured list.

Memphis places Ryan Humphrey (concussion), Dahntay Jones (left ankle sprain) and Theron Smith (right knee tendinitis) on the injured list.

Miami waives Sean Lampley and Cherokee Parks, and places Caron Butler (arthroscopic surgery, left knee) and Rasual Butler (fourth metacarpal fracture, left hand) on the injured list.

Milwaukee signs Desmond Mason to a contract extension through the 2006-07 season; places Joel Przybilla (right knee patellar tendon strain) on the injured list.

Minnesota places Troy Hudson (sprained right ankle) on the injured list.

New Jersey picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contracts of Jason Collins and Richard Jefferson; places Damone Brown (back spasms), Lucious Harris (lower back pain) and Tamar Slay (bruised left shin) on injured list.

New Orleans places Courtney Alexander (ruptured right Achilles tendon), James Lang (back spasms) and Jamal Mashburn (right knee bone bruise) on injured list.

New York waives Travis Knight and Matt Carroll, and places Maciej Lampe (shin splints), Antonio McDyess (left knee surgery) and Slavko Vranes (right patella tendinitis) on the injured list.

Orlando places Keith Bogans, Pat Garrity and Grant Hill on the injured list.

Philadelphia places Greg Buckner (left hamstring strain), Todd MacCulloch (foot neuropathy) and Monty Williams (left knee pain) on the injured list.

Phoenix places Robert Archibald (sprained toe) and Scott Williams (left thumb surgery) on the injured list.

Portland waives Jerald Honeycutt and places Travis Outlaw on the injured list.

Sacramento places Lawrence Funderburke (left Achilles tendinitis) and Chris Webber (rehabilitation on left knee) on the injured list.

San Antonio places Devin Brown (left patella tendinitis), Alex Garcia (fractured fifth metatarsal on left foot) and Sean Marks (left patella tendintis) on the injured list.

Seattle places Ray Allen and Nick Collison on the injured list.

Toronto waives Stanley Roberts and places Michael Bradley (right knee tendinosis), Rick Brunson (left quadriceps contusion) and Eric Montross (stress reaction, left foot) on the injured list.

Utah waives Jermaine Boyette and places Curtis Borchardt (broken left index finger) and Michael Ruffin (abdominal strain) on the injured list.

Washington waives Adam Harrington and places Jerry Stackhouse (arthroscopic surgery, right knee) and Mitchell Butler (tendinitis, right knee) on the injured list.

Sun., Oct. 26 Toronto waives Ken Johnson and George Williams.

Sat., Oct. 25 Memphis guard Michael Dickerson announces his retirement.

Minnesota re-signs Keith McLeod.

Fri., Oct. 24 Chicago picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contracts of Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry.

Los Angeles Clippers waive Marcus Hatten and Quinton Ross.

Miami's Pat Riley steps down as head coach but continues to serve as team president.

Philadelphia picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contract of Samuel Dalembert.

Phoenix picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contract of Joe Johnson.

Thu., Oct. 23 Atlanta waives Jerry Holman and Smush Parker.

Boston waives Rusty LaRue.

Chicago waives Trenton Hassell.

Denver waives Yuta Tabuse.

Detroit waives Ronald Dupree.

Golden State waives Tierre Brown.

Houston waives Anthony Miller, Gabe Muoneke and Alex Scales.

Milwaukee waives Lynn Greer and Greg Stempin.

Minnesota waives Jason Collier, Kirk Penney and Reggie Slater.

New Orleans waives Kareem Reid and Paul Shirley.

Phoenix waives Dejan Koturovic, Nick Sheppard and Ray Weathers.

Portland signs Vladimir Stepania.

San Antonio waives Dan Langhi.

Seattle waives Jason Hart.

Wed., Oct. 22 Detroit waives Derrick Zimmerman and Justin Hamilton.

Indiana picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contracts of Jamaal Tinsley and Primoz Brezec.

Los Angeles Clippers waive Tremaine Fowlkes.

Milwaukee waives Antonio Meeking.

New Jersey waives Jonathan Kerner and Larry Lewis.

Orlando waives Jeryl Sasser.

Philadelphia waives Sam Clancy.

Sacramento waives Roberto Bergersen, Brandin Knight, Phil Ricci and Mark Strickland.

Tue., Oct. 21 Minnesota waives Brandon Kurtz and Keith McLeod.

New York waives Tommy Adams.

Seattle waives Mikki Moore and Galen Young, and picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contract of Vladimir Radmanovic.

Mon., Oct. 20 Trade: Boston acquires Raef LaFrentz, Chris Mills, Jiri Welsch and a 2004 first-round pick from Dallas for Tony Delk and Antoine Walker.

Chicago waives Josh Davis.

Dallas waives Josh Powell.

Golden state signs Tierre Brown.

Miami waives Isaac Austin.

Orlando waives Alton Ford.

Portland waives Robert Pack and Mamadou N'Diaye.

Utah waives Demetrius Alexander.

Washington picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contracts of Kwame Brown and Brendan Haywood.

Fri., Oct. 17 Atlanta waives Tierre Brown.

Golden State picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contracts of Jason Richardson and Troy Murphy.

Houston waives Peter Cornell and Jameel Watkins.

Sacramento picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contract of Gerald Wallace.

San Antonio signs Shane Heal.

Utah picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contract of Andrei Kirilenko.

Thu., Oct. 16 Houston signs Anthony "Pig" Miller.

Milwaukee waives Jason Caffey.

Philadelphia waives Lamont Barnes.

Phoenix waives DerMarr Johnson.

San Antonio waives Elias Ayuso.

Utah waives Paul Grant, Ademola Okulaja and Lavor Postell.

Wed., Oct. 15 Miami waives Joe Crispin.

Tue., Oct. 14 Boston waives Mateen Cleaves.

Golden State waives Juaquin Hawkins.

Los Angeles Lakers waive Koko Archibong and Maurice Carter.

Mon., Oct. 13 Denver waives Eric Washington.

Seattle waives Matt Barnes and Sam Hoskin.

Sun., Oct. 12 Cleveland waives Chris Carr, Tito Maddox and Geoff Owens.

Philadelphia waives Robb Dryden and Jeff Myers.

Fri., Oct. 10 Los Angeles Clippers sign Glen Rice.

Milwaukee waives Anthony Mason.

Thu., Oct. 9 New York signs Dikembe Mutombo.

Wed., Oct. 8 Phoenix signs Dejan Koturovic.

San Antonio picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contract of Tony Parker.

Tue., Oct. 7 Golden State waives second-round pick Derrick Zimmerman.

Memphis waives Richard Jeter, Shelton Jones and Robert O’Kelley.

Minnesota signs Reggie Slater.

New Jersey waives Dikembe Mutombo.

Phoenix signs Stephon Marbury to a multiyear contract extension.

Sun., Oct. 5 Memphis picks up the fourth-year option for the 2004-05 season on the contracts of Shane Battier and Pau Gasol.

Sat., Oct. 4 Memphis signs Mike Miller to a six-year contract extension.

New Jersey releases Levan Alston and James Smith and agrees in principle to request waivers on Dikembe Mutombo.

Fri., Oct. 3 Atlanta signs Stephen Jackson.

Philadelphia signs Eric Snow to a multiyear contract extension.

San Antonio waives Igor Rakocevic.

Thu., Oct. 2 Cleveland signs Jelani McCoy.

Houston signs Jameel Watkins and waives Guy Rucker and Melvin Sanders.

Sacramento signs Phil Ricci and Mark Strickland.

Wed., Oct. 1 Los Angeles Lakers sign Bryon Russell.

Minnesota signs Kevin Garnett to a multiyear contract extension.

Phoenix signs DerMarr Johnson.

Seattle waives Joseph Forte.

Transactions by Month: September 2003
Tue., Sept. 30 Atlanta signs Lee Nailon.

Houston trades Glen Rice, a first-round pick and additional draft consideration to Utah for John Amaechi, a 2004 second-round pick and a conditional second-round pick.

Houston agrees to terms with Jim Jackson.

Memphis trades Robert Archibald, Brevin Knight and Cezary Trybanski to Phoenix for Bo Outlaw and Jake Tsakalidis.

Miami signs Cherokee Parks.

Milwaukee signs Lynn Greer, Antonio Meeking and Greg Stempin.

Minnesota re-signs Gary Trent and agrees to terms with Jason Collier, Brandon Kurtz, Quincy Lewis and Keith McLeod.

New Orleans signs second-round pick James Lang and free agents Kareem Reid and Paul Shirley.

Toronto signs Stanley Roberts.

Mon., Sept. 29 Denver re-signs Chris Andersen.

Detroit signs Ronald Dupree, Chris Garner, Rod Grizzard, A.J. Guyton, Justin Hamilton and Tang Hamilton.

Houston signs Guy Rucker and Melvin Sanders.

Indiana signs Hiram Fuller, James Head and Mike Smith; waives Danny Ferry, who joins San Antonio's front office.

Miami signs Isaac Austin and Joe Crispin.

New York signs Tommy Adams, Ronald Blackshear and Matt Carroll.

Orlando signs Derrick Dial, Alton Ford and Shammond Williams.

Philadelphia signs Lamont Barnes, Robb Dryden and Jeff Myers.

San Antonio signs Elias Ayuso, Ernest Brown, Alex Garcia, Sean Marks and Igor Rakocevic.

Sun., Sept. 28 Seattle re-signs Peja Drobnjak and trades him to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sat., Sept. 27 Los Angeles Clippers sign Bobby Simmons; also sign Jason Crowe, Matt Garrison and Josh Moore.

Seattle re-signs Reggie Evans and signs Matt Barnes, Richie Frahm, Jason Hart, Sam Hoskin, Mikki Moore and Galen Young.

Fri., Sept. 26 Atlanta re-signs Dion Glover.

Denver signs rookie free agent Yuta Tabuse.

Memphis signs Richard Jeter, Shelton Jones and Robert O’Kelley.

Phoenix signs Trevor Huffman, William Pippen, Nick Sheppard and Ray Weathers.

Utah agrees to terms with Raja Bell.

Thu., Sept. 25 Atlanta re-signs Jason Terry.

Denver signs rookie free agent Chris Marcus.

Wed., Sept. 24 Memphis waives Chris Owens.

Philadelphia signs Allen Iverson to multiyear extension.

Tue., Sept. 23 Detroit signs Darvin Ham.

Miami signs Bimbo Coles.

Orlando signs Donnell Harvey.

Mon., Sept. 22 Orlando signs Ousmane Cisse and rookie free agent Rick Apodaca.

Fri., Sept. 19 Indiana signs Kenny Anderson.

Wed., Sept. 17 Houston signs Peter Cornell of the North Charleston Lowgators (NBDL).

Toronto signs Ken Johnson.

Fri., Sept. 12 Denver signs Voshon Lenard.

Detroit signs first-round pick Darko Milicic.

Detroit forward Danny Manning announces his retirement.

Thu., Sept. 11 Golden State signs second-round pick Derrick Zimmerman.

Orlando signs rookie free agent Britton Johnsen.

Utah signs Jason Terry to an offer sheet. Atlanta has 15 days to match.

Wed., Sept. 10 Miami re-signs Malik Allen.

Tue., Sept. 9 Houston signs Toraye Braggs, Ben Davis, Gabe Muoneke, Alex Scales and Mike Wilks.

Fri., Sept. 5 Denver signs rookie free agent Francisco Elson.

Golden State waives Antoine Rigaudeau.

Thu., Sept. 4 Atlanta signs Jacque Vaughn.

Chicago issues buyout of Dalibor Bagaric’s contract and then requests waivers on Bagaric.

Miami signs Rafer Alston and second-round pick Jerome Beasley.

Tue., Sept. 2 Dallas signs rookie free agent Jon Stefansson.

Minnesota withdraws its qualifying offer to Mike Wilks, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Transactions by Month: August 2003
Thu., Aug. 28 Detroit trades Michael Curry to Toronto for Lindsey Hunter.

Wed., Aug. 27 Golden State signs Calbert Cheaney.

Miami signs Lamar Odom.

Tue., Aug. 26 Toronto center Eric Montross retires.

Mon., Aug. 25 Washington signs Chris Whitney.

Fri., Aug. 22 Dallas signs Travis Best.

Minnesota signs rookie free agent Kirk Penney.

Sacramento signs Tony Massenburg.

Thu., Aug. 21 Detroit trades Clifford Robinson and Pepe Sanchez to Golden State for Bob Sura.

Indiana signs second-round pick James Jones.

New Jersey re-signs Brian Scalabrine.

Washington signs second-round pick Steve Blake.

Wed., Aug. 20 Chicago signs Kendall Gill.

Indiana re-signs Reggie Miller.

Los Angeles Clippers sign rookie free agent Quinton Ross.

Washington signs first-round pick Jarvis Hayes.

Tue., Aug. 19 Denver signs Jon Barry.

Los Angeles Lakers sign rookie free agent Stephane Pelle.

Miami signs first-round pick Dwyane Wade.

New Jersey re-sign Lucious Harris.

Mon., Aug. 18 Dallas acquires Danny Fortson, Antawn Jamison, Chris Mills and Jiri Welsch from Golden State for Evan Eschmeyer, Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson, Popeye Jones and Antoine Rigaudeau.

Denver signs Earl Boykins.

Fri., Aug. 15 Los Angeles Lakers sign Eric Chenowith of the Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL).

Sacramento signs Anthony Peeler.

Thu., Aug. 14 Los Angeles Lakers sign rookie free agent Koko Archibong.

Portland waives Arvydas Sabonis, who plans to retire.

Wed., Aug. 13 Los Angeles Clippers sign Eddie House and rookie free agent Marcus Hatten.

Los Angeles Lakers sign Maurice Carter and sign Ime Udoka of the North Charleston Lowgators (NBDL).

New York signs second-round pick Maciej Lampe.

Toronto signs Rick Brunson and George Williams of the Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL).

Mon., Aug. 11 Miami signs Lamar Odom to an offer sheet.

Sat., Aug. 9 Memphis signs James Posey.

Fri., Aug. 8 Miami signs John Wallace and Loren Woods.

Philadelphia waives Efthimios Rentzias and signs second-round picks Willie Green and Kyle Korver.

Washington signs Gilbert Arenas.

Thu., Aug. 7 Houston signs Adrian Griffin.

San Antonio guard Steve Kerr retires.

Wed., Aug. 6 Miami signs Udonis Haslem.

Philadelphia re-signs Derrick Coleman.

Utah agrees to terms with Michael Ruffin.

Tue., Aug. 5 Sacramento trades Keon Clark and two second-round picks to Utah for a second-round pick.

Mon., Aug. 4 Denver waives Predrag Savovic.

Los Angeles Clippers sign Olden Polynice.

New Orleans signs George Lynch to contract extension.

Fri., Aug. 1 Denver signs Andre Miller.

Miami signs Samaki Walker.

San Antonio re-signs Kevin Willis.

Transactions by Month: July 2003
Thu., July 31 Chicago re-signs Corie Blount.

Utah re-sign Carlos Arroyo.

Wed., July 30 Cleveland signs second-round pick Jason Kapono.

San Antonio signs Devin Brown and Anthony Carter.

Tue., July 29 Cleveland re-signs Jumaine Jones and trades him to Boston for J.R. Bremer, Bruno Sundov and a second-round pick.

Dallas signs rookie free agent Marquis Daniels.

Los Angeles Clippers re-sign Corey Maggette.

Los Angeles Lakers sign Horace Grant.

New Orleans signs Darrell Armstrong.

Mon., July 28 Boston signs second-round pick Brandon Hunter.

Minnesota agrees to terms with Fred Hoiberg and Mark Madsen.

Sat., July 26 Detroit signs Elden Campbell.

Houston signs Eric Piatkowski.

Fri., July 25 Boston signs Mike James.

Orlando signs second-round pick Keith Bogans.

Thu., July 24 Three-team trade: Indiana re-signs Brad Miller and trades him to Sacramento while acquiring Scot Pollard from the Kings and Danny Ferry from San Antonio; the Spurs acquire Hedo Turkoglu from Sacramento and Ron Mercer from Indiana.

Indiana signs Anthony Johnson.

New Jersey re-signs Jason Kidd | Video

Los Angeles Lakers sign Jamal Sampson.

Orlando signs second-round pick Zaza Pachulia.

San Antonio signs Robert Horry.

Wed., July 23 Four-team trade: Atlanta acquires Terrell Brandon from Minnesota and the rights to forward Randy Holcomb and a future-protected first-round pick from Philadelphia; Minnesota acquires Latrell Sprewell from New York; the Knicks acquire Keith Van Horn from Philadelphia; and Philadelphia acquires Marc Jackson from Minnesota and Glenn Robinson from Atlanta.

Golden State signs Speedy Claxton.

Memphis signs James Posey to an offer sheet.

Milwaukee signs Damon Jones.

New York signs second-round pick Slavko Vranes.

Orlando signs Tyronn Lue.

Tue., July 22 Cleveland signs Ira Newble.

Orlando re-signs Andrew DeClercq.

Phoenix re-signs Jake Voskuhl.

Washington signs Gilbert Arenas to an offer sheet.

Mon., July 21 New Orleans signs Sean Rooks.

Sun., July 20 Chicago signs Scottie Pippen.

Sat., July 19 Boston re-signs Walter McCarty.

Los Angeles Clippers re-sign Elton Brand.

Seattle signs Antonio Daniels.

Fri., July 18 Detroit reaches an agreement with Richard Hamilton.

Orlando signs first-round pick Reece Gaines.

Thu., July 17 Cleveland signs Kevin Ollie.

Denver signs first-round pick Carmelo Anthony.

Milwaukee signs Daniel Santiago, Brian Skinner and Erick Strickland.

Toronto signs Mengke Bateer.

Wed., July 16 Boston re-signs Mark Blount.

Denver signs Andre Miller to an offer sheet.

Indiana re-signs Jermaine O'Neal | Video

Los Angeles Lakers sign Karl Malone and Gary Payton | Video

Memphis signs rookie free agent Theron Smith.

Miami signs Elton Brand to an offer sheet.

Minnesota signs Michael Olowokandi.

New Jersey signs Alonzo Mourning | Video

New Orleans re-signs P.J. Brown | Video

Orlando signs Juwan Howard.

Philadelphia re-signs Kenny Thomas and signs Amal McCaskill | Video

Phoenix signs Scott Williams and first-round pick Leandro Barbosa.

San Antonio re-signs Tim Duncan and signs Rasho Nesterovic.

Toronto signs Jerome Moiso and Milt Palacio.

Utah signs Corey Maggette to an offer sheet.

Tue., July 15 Chicago signs first-round pick Kirk Hinrich.

Mon., July 14 Phoenix signs first-round pick Zarko Cabarkapa.

Portland signs first-round pick Travis Outlaw.

Sat., July 12 Los Angeles Clippers sign first-round pick Chris Kaman.

Fri., July 11 New Jersey signs first-round pick Zoran Planinic.

New Orleans signs first-round pick David West.

Thur., July 10 Atlanta signs first-round pick Boris Diaw-Riffiod and second-round pick Travis Hansen.

Boston signs first-round picks Marcus Banks and Kendrick Perkins.

Milwaukee waives forward/center Jamal Sampson.

Wed., July 9 Seattle signs first-round pick Luke Ridnour.

Tue., July 8 Los Angeles Lakers sign second-round pick Luke Walton.

Toronto signs first-round pick Chris Bosh.

Mon., July 7 Golden State signs first-round pick Mickael Pietrus.

Milwaukee waives guard Anthony Peeler.

New York signs first-round pick Mike Sweetney.

Seattle signs first-round pick Nick Collison.

Sun., July 6 Los Angeles Lakers sign first-round pick Brian Cook.

Sat., July 5 Memphis signs first-round picks Troy Bell and Dahntay Jones.

Minnesota signs first-round pick Ndudi Ebi.

Thu., July 3 Cleveland signs first-round pick LeBron James.

Dallas signs first-round pick Josh Howard.

Wed., July 2 Milwaukee signs first-round pick T.J. Ford.

Tue., July 1 Teams may begin negotiating with free agents.