2022 NBA free agency: Tracking all signings, latest news originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Off the heels of an enthralling 2022 NBA Finals and the NBA draft, it’s time to start the next phase of the offseason: free agency.
To continue building a roster for the upcoming season, teams will spend money – if they have such a tool – to sign the best available talent in order to compete for a championship.
The 2022 NBA free agency period began the negotiating stage on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET, but deals won’t become official until about a week later on July 6 at 12:01 p.m. ET.
So which free agents are headed where? Here’s a tracker of all the latest moves to satisfy all your free agency questions:
Javale McGee is joining the team that ended his 2022 playoff run. The former Suns center reportedly agreed to a three-year, $20 million deal with the Mavericks, who won a Game 7 in Phoenix to advance to the Western Conference finals.
Nets re-sign Patty Mills, Nic Claxton
Brooklyn’s busy day involved a couple of players agreeing to new deals. Backup guard Patty Mills agreed to a two-year, $14.5 million deal and center Nic Claxton, a restricted free agent, agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
Lakers add pair of guards, bring back former center
After losing Malik Monk to the Kings, the Lakers added a couple of guards in the opening hours of free agency. Lonnie Walker is joining the organization on a one-year, $6.5 million deal and Troy Brown Jr. is joining on a minimum deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
On top of the two guards, center Damian Jones, who played eight games with the Lakers in the 2020-21 season, agreed to a two-year deal with the team, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
Marvin Bagley III is staying in the Motor City. The former Kings big man arrived in Detroit in a February trade and will be there for the next three years on a $37 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
Lu Dort cashes in with Thunder
The Thunder’s biggest acquisitions of the offseason came through the draft, but the organization rewarded one of its longest-tenured players in free agency. Lu Dort agreed to a five-year, $87.5 million deal with OKC, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
Memphis keeps its backup point guard
Tyus Jones is back as Ja Morant’s backup. Jones agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal in Memphis, where he has been since 2019, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Raptors re-sign Chris Boucher, Thad Young
Chris Boucher and Thad Young reportedly are staying put in Toronto. Boucher agreed to a three-year, $35.25 million deal and Young agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal, according to reports.
Heat hang on to Victor Oladipo, Dewayne Dedmon
The Heat retained a couple of bench players that contributed to the team’s Eastern Conference finals run. Victor Oladipo agreed to a one-year, $11 million deal and Dewayne Dedmon agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Bucks retain key free agents, bring in Joe Ingles
The Bucks are keeping some key players who could’ve gone elsewhere. Bobby Portis (four years, $49 million), Wesley Matthews (one year) and Jevon Carter (two years) are all staying put, according to reports. Additionally, Joe Ingles will join the team on a one-year deal.
Mo Bamba staying with Magic
Mo Bamba will get a chance to play alongside No. 1 overall pick Paolo Banchero. The No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 draft agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal to stay in Orlando, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reports.
James Harden reunited with P.J. Tucker, Danuel House Jr. in Philly
James Harden will be joined with a pair of former Rockets teammates with the Sixers. P.J. Tucker is expected to finalize a three-year $33.2 million deal, a source told NBC Sports Philadelphia, while Danuel House Jr. is also reportedly finalizing a deal.
The Sixers made a third move by reaching a reported two-year, $3.3 million deal with Trevelin Queen.
Anfernee Simons agrees to $100 million deal with Blazers
The Trail Blazers locked up one of their best young players to kick off free agency. Anfernee Simons reportedly agreed to a four-year, $100 million extension to stay in Portland. The 23-year-old averaged a career-high 17.3 points per game across 57 games for the Blazers in 2021-22.
Bradley Beal re-signs with Wizards on five-year, $251 million contract
There was little doubt Bradley Beal would re-sign with the Wizards after the guard opted out of his prior extension. That opt-out allowed Beal to sign a new extension, one that will put $251 million in his bank account over five years, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He has spent his whole 10-year NBA career with the Wizards, and now he’s under contract for five more years.
Malik Monk headed to Sacramento
Malik Monk is back in a backcourt with former Kentucky teammate De’Aaron Fox. Monk reportedly agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with the Kings after spending the 2021-22 season with the Lakers.
Clippers keep Nicolas Batum
Los Angeles agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal with the Clippers, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported. The veteran Frenchman has been in L.A. since 2020.
DeAndre Jordan joining the Nuggets
The Nuggets have another backup center to put behind its two-time MVP. DeAndre Jordan reportedly agreed to a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal with Denver at the start of free agency.
Jalen Brunson leaving Mavericks for Knicks
The Knicks’ cap-clearing moves paved the way for the team to land a new point guard. Jalen Brunson reportedly is joining New York on a four-year, $104 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. Brunson averaged career highs with 16.3 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game in 2021-22, helping the Mavericks reach the Western Conference finals.
The Knicks reportedly also agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with former Clippers big man Isaiah Hartenstein.
Nikola Jokic, Devin Booker land massive extensions, more on the way
Nikola Jokic and Devin Booker are getting max extensions from their respective teams, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Jokic’s with the Nuggets will go for five years and $264 million, while Booker’s will go for four years and $214 million.
Marc Stein also noted that extensions for Karl-Anthony Towns and Ja Morant are imminent, while Zion Williamson and Darius Garland are expected to get extensions this offseason.
Danilo Gallinari to hit NBA free agency
One day after being dealt to the San Antonio Spurs as part of the Atlanta Hawks’ trade package for Dejounte Murray, Danilo Gallinari reportedly will be waived. The Celtics, Bulls and Heat are among the teams the forward has interest in, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
Kevin Durant makes trade request
It turns out Kyrie Irving opting into his player option for the 2022-23 season was far from the biggest offseason news for the Nets. Kevin Durant made a trade request to owner Joe Tsai on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Suns and Heat reportedly are among the teams Durant has on his “wish list,” but Wojnarwoski also noted that the Nets are seeking a trade with the team that can give them the most return.
Within minutes of news breaking about Durant’s trade request, the Nets also reportedly traded a first-round pick to the Utah Jazz for Royce O’Neale. Brooklyn later confirmed the trade.
Kemba Walker finalizing contract buyout
For the second time in as many summers, Kemba Walker reportedly plans to reach a contract buyout. He was traded to the Pistons from the Knicks in a draft day deal. Now, he reportedly is expected to get a buyout from the organization, clear waivers and become a free agent.