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What Offseason? NBA Remains Top Of Mind With Free Agency Interest, Summer Leagues

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 21 / 17

The NBA offseason has "taken over the slowest month on the sports calendar," and it has "happened in a way that, only a few years ago, would've seemed impossible to just about everyone within the sport," according to Tim Bontemps of the WASHINGTON POST. With an "ever-increasing appetite for cov...

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