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NBA Free Agency Tracker 2022: Latest Deals, Trades and News

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The NBA offseason is already in full swing and with the 2022 draft having come and gone, teams are jockeying to fill out their rosters through trades and free agent signings. 

The early offseason buzz has come out of the two New York franchises, headlined by Kyrie Irving and the Nets. However, the All-Star point guard opted into his $36.5 million player option for the 2022–23 season, signaling his return to Brooklyn, at least for now. 

A few miles away, the Knicks have been the biggest mover ahead of the official start to free agency, making a series of trades during and after the draft to clear up cap space. The franchise has emerged as the frontrunner to land Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson and could make an offer that would pay the impending free agent more than $25 million per year.

Around the NBA, other star players have decisions to make regarding player options, including James Harden ($47.4 million) and Bradley Beal ($36.4 million). Zach LaVine, Deandre Ayton and others headline the group of free agents that could opt for a change of scenery in the coming days.

Deals cannot officially be agreed to until 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 30. Here are the latest news, rumors and free agency signings from around the NBA:

Atlanta Hawks

  • The Spurs are trading guard Dejounte Murray to the Hawks for Danilo Gallinari and three first round picks in 2023, 2025 and 2027, along with a pick swap in 2026. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Kings continue to add young pieces, trading for Hawks’ sharpshooter Kevin Huerter. They send Atlanta Mo Harkless, Justin Holiday and a future first-round pick, which has lottery protection in 2024, Top 12 protection in 2025, and Top 10 protection in 2026. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Boston Celtics

  • Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon is being traded to the Celtics. Indiana will receive Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan and a 2023 first-round pick. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Spurs are set to release Danilo Gallinari, who is eyeing the Celtics as his next team. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Brooklyn Nets

Charlotte Hornets

  • Cody Martin and the Hornets have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

Chicago Bulls

  • Veteran point guard Goran Dragić is signing a one-year, $2.9 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)
  • Zach LaVine and the Bulls have agreed to a five-year maximum deal worth $215.2 million. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)
  • Andre Drummond is finalizing a two-year, $6.6 million deal with the Bulls. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • Bulls center Tony Bradley is exercising his $2 million player option for next season. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
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Cleveland Cavaliers

Dallas Mavericks

  • JaVale McGee is heading to the Mavericks on a three-year, $20.1 million deal. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)
  • The Rockets traded center Christian Wood to the Mavericks in a blockbuster deal. Houston received the No. 26 pick in the 2022 draft along with four players–Boban Marjanovic, Marquese Chriss, Trey Burke and Sterling Brown. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

Denver Nuggets

  • Nikola Jokic has agreed to a record five-year, $264 million supermax deal with the Nuggets. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)
  • DeAndre Jordan will back up Nikola Jokic with the Nuggets. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)
  • The Wizards are finalizing a trade that will send guards Ish Smith and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the Nuggets in exchange for Monte Morris and Will Barton. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

Detroit Pistons

  • Marvin Bagley has agreed to a three-year, $37 million deal with the Pistons. (Chris Haynes, Yahoo Sports)
  • The Knicks have agreed to trade center Nerlens Noel, guard Alec Burks, a 2023 second-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick and $6 million to the Pistons in an effort to clear cap space. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Knicks made a series of trades during the 2022 NBA draft, sending rookie Jalen Duren and Kemba Walker to the Pistons and rookie Ousmane Dieng to the Thunder. New York received three future first-round picks in the deal and gained “increased financial flexibility,” according to team president Leon Rose. (Tim Bontemps, ESPN)
  • The Trail Blazers have acquired forward Jerami Grant from the Pistons in exchange for a 2025 first-round pick. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Golden State Warriors

  • Guard Donte DiVincenzo is signing a two-year, $9.3 million deal with the Warriors. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Warriors will retain Kevon Looney after big postseason for the franchise. He has agreed to a three-year, $25.5 million deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Houston Rockets

  • The Rockets traded center Christian Wood to the Mavericks in a blockbuster deal. Houston received the No. 26 pick in the 2022 draft along with four players–Boban Marjanovic, Marquese Chriss, Trey Burke and Sterling Brown. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)
  • Point guard John Wall has reached a buyout agreement with the Rockets, giving back approximately $7 million of his $47.4 million salary next season to enter free agency. The former All-Star later signed with the Clippers on a two-year, $13.2 million deal. (Klutch Sports)

Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook is planning to exercise his $47.1 million player option to return to the Lakers for the 2022-23 season. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • Center Damian Jones signed a two-year deal with the Lakers. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Lakers signed guard Lonnie Walker IV to a one-year, $6.5 million contract. (Dave McMenamin, ESPN)
  • The Lakers signed guard Troy Brown Jr. to a one-year deal on the veteran minimum. (Dave McMenamin, ESPN)
  • Guard Juan Toscano-Anderson has signed a deal with the Lakers. (Kendra Andrews, ESPN)
  • Center Thomas Bryant has signed a one-year deal with the Lakers, marking his return to Los Angeles. (Chris Haynes, )

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Ja Morant has agreed to a five-year, $193 million designated rookie maximum extension that could become worth $231 million with the Grizzlies. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • Tyus Jones will return to the Grizzlies on a two-year, $30 million deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Grizzlies have agreed to trade guard De’Anthony Melton to the 76ers in exchange for the No. 23 pick in the 2022 NBA draft, which Memphis used to select Colorado State’s David Roddy. Danny Green was also included in the deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN and Shams Charania, The Athletic)

Miami Heat

  • Victor Oladipo will return to the Heat on a one-year, $11 million deal. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Bobby Portis will remain with the Bucks on a four-year, $49 million deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • Bucks guard Pat Connaughton is exercising his $5.7 million option to return to Milwaukee. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • Center Serge Ibaka will return to the Bucks on a one-year deal (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Rudy Gobert is heading north to the Timberwolves, for a package of players including Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, first-round pick Walker Kessler, four future first-round picks and an additional pick swap. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN; Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic)
  • Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a four-year, $224 million super max extension with the Timberwolves that will begin in the 2024-25 season. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince has agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract extension. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

New Orleans Pelicans

New York Knicks

  • Jalen Brunson is set to sign a four-year, $104 million deal with the Knicks. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Knicks have agreed to trade center Nerlens Noel, guard Alec Burks, a 2023 second-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick and $6 million to the Pistons in an effort to clear cap space. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Knicks made a series of trades during the 2022 NBA draft, sending rookie Jalen Duren and Kemba Walker to the Pistons and rookie Ousmane Dieng to the Thunder. New York received three future first-round picks in the deal and gained “increased financial flexibility,” according to team president Leon Rose. (Tim Bontemps, ESPN)
  • The Knicks have agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal with center Mitchell Robinson. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Lu Dort has landed a five-year, $87.5 million deal with the Thunder. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Knicks made a series of trades during the 2022 NBA draft, sending rookie Jalen Duren and Kemba Walker to the Pistons and rookie Ousmane Dieng to the Thunder. New York received three future first-round picks in the deal and gained “increased financial flexibility,” according to team president Leon Rose. (Tim Bontemps, ESPN)

Orlando Magic

  • The Magic are extending Gary Harris, who has agreed to a two-year, $26 million deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Philadelphia 76ers

  • The Grizzlies have agreed to trade guard De’Anthony Melton to the 76ers in exchange for the No. 23 pick in the 2022 NBA draft, which Memphis used to select Colorado State’s David Roddy. Danny Green was also included in the deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN and Shams Charania, The Athletic)
  • PJ Tucker is finalizing a three-year, $33.2 million deal with the 76ers. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

Phoenix Suns

Portland Trail Blazers

  • The Trail Blazers plan to waive guard Eric Bledsoe ahead of his contract guarantee date. Several teams are expected to pursue the 12-year NBA veteran in free agency. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)
  • The Trail Blazers will re-sign center Jusuf Nurkic to a four-year, $70 million deal.(Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN
  • Gary Payton II is finalizing a three-year, $28 million deal to join the Trail Blazers. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)
  • Anfernee Simons is signing a four-year, $100 deal to remain with the Trail Blazers. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Trail Blazers have acquired forward Jerami Grant from the Pistons in exchange for a 2025 first-round pick. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Sacramento Kings

  • The Kings continue to add young pieces, trading for Hawks’ sharpshooter Kevin Huerter. They send Atlanta Mo Harkless, Justin Holiday and a future first-round pick, which has lottery protection in 2024, Top 12 protection in 2025, and Top 10 protection in 2026. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

San Antonio Spurs

  • The Spurs are trading guard Dejounte Murray to the Hawks for Danilo Gallinari and three first round picks in 2023, 2025 and 2027, along with a pick swap in 2026. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)
  • The Spurs are expected to waive forward Danilo Gallinari after acquiring him in the Dejounte Murray trade with the Hawks. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Utah Jazz

  • Rudy Gobert is heading north to the Timberwolves, for a package of players including Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, first-round pick Walker Kessler, four future first-round picks and an additional pick swap. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN; Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic)

Washington Wizards

  • Bradley Beal has agreed to a five-year, $251 million supermax deal to remain with the Wizards. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

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