If it hadn't already, 2019 NBA free agency has now started in earnest.
Yes, players and teams can't negotiate until June 30, still three and a half weeks away. But Thursday's cap-clearing trade by the Brooklyn Nets with the Atlanta Hawks is the first salvo of the offseason as teams begin positioning themselves to best attract the top players on the market.
Nets get: Taurean Prince, 2021 second-round pick
Hawks get: Allen Crabbe, No. 17 pick in 2019, lottery-protected 2020 first-round pick