Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/19/14
MILWAUKEE -- When the clock struck midnight on the east coast, NBA free agency officially began. While it was still June 30 in Milwaukee, Bucks general manager John Hammond was ready to go. Teams can't officially sign free agents until July 10, but July 1 is the first day teams can negotiate with free agents. Players can give verbal commitments to teams and then sign on July 10. Just a few short days after Hammond and the Bucks were focused on the NBA Draft, their attention had to shift quickly to an important free agency period for the franchise. "That's the next step," Hammond said. "We've had our eye on both targets over the last few weeks, trying to figure out this draft and looking to see what would be the right fit for us on the free agent market."How much money do the Bucks have to spend? It's a complicated calculation. The salary cap for the 2013-14 season will be set later in July, but it's estimated to be around 58.5 million. Teams have to fill 90 percent of the salary cap...
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