2022 NBA free agency: follow all signings, latest news originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
After a captivating 2022 NBA Finals and NBA draft, it’s time to begin the next phase of the off-season: free agency.
To continue building a roster for the upcoming season, teams will spend money – if they have such a tool – to best available talent to compete for the championship.
The 2022 NBA free period began the negotiation phase on Thursday at 6:00 PM ET, but the deals won’t go official until about a week later, on July 6 at 12:01 PM ET.
So which free agents go where? Here’s a tracker of the latest moves to meet all your free agency inquiries:
Marvin Bagley III resides in the Motor City. The former Kings big man arrived in Detroit in February and will be there for the next three years on a $37 million deal, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports†
Lu Dort cashes in with Thunder
The Thunder’s biggest signings of the off-season came via draft, but the organization awarded one of the longest-serving players in free agency. Lu Dort agreed to a five-year $87.5 million deal with OKC, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported.
Memphis keeps its backup point guard
Tyus Jones is back as Ja Morant’s backup. Jones agreed to a $30 million two-year deal in Memphis, where he has been since 2019, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN†
Raptors Redraw Chris BoucherThad Young
Chris Boucher and Thad Young reportedly stuck in Toronto. Boucher agreed to a $35.25 million three-year deal and Young agreed to a $16 million two-year deal, according to reports.
Holding on to Victor Oladipo, Dewayne Dedmon
The Heat retained a few bench players who contributed to the team’s Eastern Conference finals. Victor Oladipo agreed to a one-year deal of $11 million and Dewayne Dedmon agreed to a two-year deal of $9 million, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania†
Bucks retains keyless agents, brings in Joe Ingles
The Bucks keep some key players who could have gone elsewhere. Bobby Portis (four years, $49 million), Wesley Matthews (one year) and Jevon Carter (two years) will all stay put, according to reports. Additionally, Joe Ingles will join the team for a one-year deal.
James Harden reunites with PJ Tucker, Daniel House Jr. in Philadelphia
James Harden is joined by a couple of former Rockets teammates from the Sixers. PJ Tucker is expected to complete a $33.2 million three-year deal, a source told NBC Sports Philadelphia, as Daniel House Jr. is also reportedly closing a deal.
The Sixers took a third step by reaching a reported two-year deal of $3.3 million with Trevelin Queen.
Anfernee Simons agrees to $100M deal with Blazers
The Trail Blazers locked up one of their best young players to kick off free agency. Anfernee Simons has reportedly agreed to a $100 million four-year extension to remain in Portland. The 23-year-old scored an average of 17.3 points per game in his career for the Blazers in 2021-22, spread over 57 games.
Bradley Beal re-signs with Wizards on $251 million five-year contract
There was little doubt Bradley Beal would re-sign with the Wizards after the guard ended his previous extension. That opt-out allowed Beal to sign another extension, one that ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says will put $251 million in his bank account over five years. He has spent his entire 10-year NBA career with the Wizards and now he is under contract for another five years.
Malik Monk on his way to Sacramento
Malik Monk is back in a backcourt with former Kentucky teammate De’Aaron Fox. Monk reportedly agreed to a $19 million two-year deal with the Kings after spending the 2021-22 season with the Lakers.
Jalen Brunson leaves Mavericks for Knicks
The Knicks’ cap-clearing moves paved the way for the team to land a new point guard. Jalen Brunson is reportedly heading to New York on a $104 million four-year deal, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports† Brunson reached a career average high in 2021-2022 with 16.3 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game, taking the Mavericks to the Western Conference finals.
The Knicks have also reportedly agreed to a $16 million two-year deal with former Clippers big man Isaiah Hartenstein.
Nikola Jokic, Devin Booker land massive expansions, more on the way
Nikola Jokic and Devin Booker will be given maximum extensions from their respective teams, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Jokic’s with the Nuggets is going for five years and $264 million, while Booker’s is going 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 off-season.
Danilo Gallinari hits NBA free agency
A day after he was handed out to the San Antonio Spurs as part of the Atlanta Hawks’ trade package for… Dejounte Murray, Danilo Gallinari will reportedly be waived. The Celtics, Bulls and Heat are among the teams the attacker is interested in Dave McMenamin of ESPN†
Kevin Durant makes a trade request
It turns out Kyrie Irving Choosing his player option for the 2022-23 season was far from the biggest off-season news for the Nets. Kevin Durant filed a trade request with owner Joe Tsai on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN† The Suns and Heat are reportedly 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 of Durant’s trade request breaking, the Nets also reportedly traded a first-round pick to the Utah Jazz for Royce O’Neale† Brooklyn later confirmed the trade.
Kemba Walker completes contract surrender
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 is expected to get a buyout from the organization, gain exemptions and become a free agent.