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NBA Free Agency 2011: Free Agent Period Set To Begin Dec. 9

Free agency begins on Dec. 9.

The owners and players have come to terms, so the focus finally can shift to the start of the 2011-12 NBA season. The free agent period is scheduled to begin on Friday, Dec. 9, and considering the abbreviated nature of this offseason, rumors are likely to heat up in a hurry.

Over at, Tom Ziller has compiled a full list of restricted and unrestricted free agents. The Chicago Bulls don't have any restricted free agents but do have three unrestricted free agents: forward Brian Scalabrine, guard/forward Rasual Butler and forward Kurt Thomas. Scalabrine and Butler played sparingly for Chicago last season, but Thomas started 37 games and averaged over 22 minutes per game.

For updates on free agent moves, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For in-depth coverage of the Bulls, visit Blog a Bull. For up-to-the-minute coverage of all of the key personnel moves, check out the SB Nation NBA free agency StorySteam.