How the new NBA rules impact trades, free agency and superstars

How will the NBA's changes to the collective bargaining agreement affect teams in trades and free agency?

The league and the players' union announced last week that they have agreed in principle on a Dec. 22 start to the 2020-21 season as well as amended rules that will help navigate the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The NBA board of governors unanimously approved the agreement in a vote, with final details beginning to trickle in.

Here are the answers to the big questions and what those mean for teams and trades, plus what we're still waiting to find out.