2022 NBA free agency: Tracking all signings, latest news originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Off the heels of an enthralling 2022 NBA Finals and the NBA draft, it’s onto 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 June 30 at 6 p.m. ET, but deals weren’t able to become official until 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:
Matthew Dellavedova returns to NBA, signs deal with Kings
The Sacramento Kings have signed free-agent guard Matthew Dellavedova, the team announced Friday.
The 2016 NBA champion played for the Melbourne United of the Australian National Basketball League last season where he made the All-NBL second team and helped lead Melbourne United to a regular-season title and NBL Finals appearance. Now, the 31 year old is returning to the NBA.
He will be reunited with coach Mike Brown in Sacramento, after the pair shared time together in Cleveland.
Eric Paschall agrees to deal with Timberwolves
Forward free-agent Eric Paschall has agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Minnesota will mark the third team that Paschall has played for in just his fourth season in the league. While he had an impressive rookie season with the Golden State Warriors, in 58 appearances last season for the Jazz, the 25-year-old averaged 5.8 PPG and 1.8 RPG.
Juancho Hernangómez signs deal with Raptors
Free agent forward Juancho Hernangómez is finalizing a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The “Hustle” movie star played for three teams during the 2021–22 season, and most recently averaged 6.2 points and 3.5 rebounds, while shooting 43.8% from three in 17 games for the Utah Jazz.
Mac McClung joins Warriors after Summer League showing
Former high school sensation and Los Angeles Laker Mac McClung is headed to the Bay, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. McClung swapped from Los Angeles’ Summer League squad to Golden State’s and impressed during his time in Vegas. The deal is standard and non-guaranteed, not an Exhibit 10.
James Harden returning to the 76ers
After weeks of negotiation, Harden has officially agreed to return to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The all-star guard inked a two-year, $68.6M deal that will include a player option for the second year.
Timberwolves sign Summer League standout A.J. Lawson
One of the best stories from the 2022 NBA Summer League has a new home. Lawson, a 22-year-old wing, shined for the Mavericks in Las Vegas and has been inked to a two-way contract with the Timberwolves, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
JaMychal Green to sign with Warriors after contract buyout
The Warriors are set to land a new stretch big man. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Green is set to buy out his contract with the Thunder and will head to the Bay. The 32-year-old big man has shot 36.6% from deep throughout his career, though that percentage was only 26.6 last season with the Nuggets.
Serge Ibaka remaining with Bucks
Serge Ibaka is staying with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bucks announced on Tuesday that they will be re-signing the center to the team. Ibaka joined the team in February as part of a four-team deal.
Ibaka, 32, averaged 7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 17.8 minutes in 19 games with the Bucks last season.
The terms of the deal have not yet been revealed
Formerly undrafted Kenrich Williams agrees to $27 million extension
Williams' extension is four-years, $27 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
As Wojnarowski pointed out, Williams has had an unlikely ascend through the NBA. He didn’t receive a single Division I offer out of high school and spent a year at junior college before landing at TCU. From TCU, he went undrafted and spent two seasons with the Pelicans. He joined the Thunder in 2020 and has emerged as a consistent role player in Oklahoma City, averaging 7.7 points and 4.3 rebounds.
Keldon Johnson agrees to $80 million extension
Johnson, the 29th overall pick in 2019, on Friday agreed to a four-year, $80 million extension, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The third-year forward has been improving his numbers every year. This past season was his best, where he averaged career-highs in points (17.0), rebounds (6.1) and assists (2.1) while shooting just south of 40% from deep at 39.8. Following Dejounte Murray’s trade to Atlanta, Johnson is now the face of the Spurs’ rebuild.
Russell Westbrook, agent part ways after 14 years
After 14 years, Westbrook and his agent, Thad Foucher, parted ways, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to the statement that Foucher said to ESPN, Foucher cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split. The Lakers guard is entering the final year of his five-year max deal, which includes a $47 million player option this season.
Austin Rivers heads to Minnesota
Point guard Austin Rivers signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 10-year veteran spent the last two seasons in Denver and now projects to be a backup to D’Angelo Russell after the team traded Patrick Beverley to acquire Rudy Gobert.
Deandre Ayton stays in Phoenix after Suns match Pacers’ offer sheet
Deandre Ayton is staying in Phoenix.
The former No. 1 overall draft pick agreed to a four-year, $133 million max offer sheet with the Pacers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, making it the largest offer sheet in NBA history. Shortly after signing the deal, however, the Suns matched it, keeping him in Arizona.
Knicks, Jazz begin trade talks around Donovan Mitchell
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The Knicks reportedly have engaged with the Jazz in trade talks surrounding Donovan Mitchell, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported. The Jazz have been in conversations with other organizations, but the Knicks have become a “focused destination,” according to Charania. Quentin Grimes reportedly is among the young players on New York who is of interest for Utah.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agrees to two-year extension with Nuggets
Caldwell-Pope got a two-year, $30 million extension with his new team in Denver, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. The veteran guard was dealt from the Wizards along with Ish Smith with Monte Morris and Will Barton going the other way just before free agency started.
KCP averaged 13.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in his lone season with the Wizards.
Pat Connaughton inks three-year extension
Connaughton is staying with the Bucks for at least three more seasons. The deal is worth $30 million, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Connaughton, a vital 3-and-D player who helped Milwaukee win the NBA Finals two seasons ago, is coming off a year where he averaged 9.9 points (a career-high), 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He shot 39.5% from deep.
Taj Gibson joins Wizards after clearing waivers
Gibson will reportedly sign a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards after clearing waivers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 37-year-old NBA vet was recently released from the New York Knicks, where he spent parts of the last three seasons. The 6-foot-9 power forward/center will be sure to give the Wizards his expertise as an experienced and accomplished big man.
Danilo Gallinari joins Celtics after clearing waivers
After clearing waivers following his release from the Spurs, Gallinari reportedly is signing a two-year deal with the Celtics worth $13.3 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is fully guaranteed and includes a player option for the second year. Gallinari, 6-foot-10, is a 38.2% shooter from deep throughout his 13-year career, which should be extremely helpful alongside Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and company.
Damian Lillard signs two-year max extension
Lillard reportedly signed a whopping two-year, $122 million extension with the Blazers. He is set to earn $270 million over the next five years and is under contract through 2026-27. The final year of his deal reportedly includes a player option.
Lillard has become a franchise icon in his 10-year NBA career, and he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Knicks waive Taj Gibson
The Knicks announced that they have waived veteran Taj Gibson. The veteran big man joined the organization in 2019 and played 159 games, including 63 starts, over three seasons. The move splits Gibson from head coach Tom Thibodeau, who have collaborated with three franchises: the Bulls, Timberwolves and Knicks.
Gibson plans to sign with the Wizards once he clears waivers, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
James Harden taking pay cut with Sixers
Harden is penning his commitment to the Sixers. After opting out of a $47 million player option, the 2017-18 NBA MVP reportedly plans to sign a new two-year deal that features a player option in 2023-24.
The deal features a significant pay cut of $15 million, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Daryl Morey and the Sixers front office were able to use some of that money to bring in two of Harden’s former Rockets teammates, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr.
Frank Kaminsky agrees to deal in Atlanta
The Hawks reportedly are bringing in a backup big man. Kaminsky agreed to a one-year deal with the franchise, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Kaminsky spent the first four NBA seasons with the Hornets before joining the Suns in 2019. He was limited to nine games last season due to a right knee injury, but he averaged 10.6 points in 20.1 minutes per game.
John Konchar extending deal with Grizzlies
John Konchar has agreed to a three-year, $19 million extension with the Grizzlies, his agent told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Konchar, who had two years remaining on his deal, initially signed with Memphis on a two-way contract after going undrafted in 2019. He appeared in a career-high 72 games last season.
Caleb Martin stays in Miami
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Martin, a restricted free agent, agreed to a three-year, $20 million contract with the Miami Heat. The 26-year-old joined the Heat last September on a two-way contract and enjoyed a breakout season, averaging 9.8 points and 3.8 rebounds.
His twin brother, Cody, signed a four-year deal with the New Orleans Hornets earlier in free agency.
Lakers sign Thomas Bryant
The Lakers inked center Thomas Bryant to a one-year deal, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. Bryant, a 2017 second-round pick, was a Laker during his rookie season after the Jazz traded him to Southern California. His stint lasted just 15 games, however, as the Lakers waived him. Bryant spent the last four seasons with the Wizards but the latter two years have been hindered by an ACL tear.
Spurs claim Isaiah Roby on waivers
The Spurs are claiming former Oklahoma City Thunder big man Isaiah Roby on waivers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 45th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the 24-year-old Roby averaged 10.1 points on a 51-44-67 shooting split in 21.1 minutes per game before being waived by the Thunder this summer.
T.J. Warren heading to Brooklyn
Former Pacers wing T.J. Warren and the Nets reportedly have agreed to a one-year deal. Warren last played in December of 2020 due to consecutive stress fractures in his left foot.
Serge Ibaka staying with Bucks
Serge Ibaka has agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. The veteran center averaged 7.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in 19 games with the Bucks last season after being acquired in a four-team trade.
Bulls add Goran Dragic
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Dragic is staying in the Eastern Conference, signing with the Chicago Bulls for one-year, $2.9 million.
After spending six and a half seasons with the Miami Heat, Dragic played five games with the Toronto Raptors before settling with the Brooklyn Nets around the 2022 NBA All-Star break. He averaged 7.3 points and 4.8 assists in 25.5 minutes per game over 16 appearances with the Nets, shooting 37.6% from the field and 24.5% from 3.
Josh Okogie departs for Phoenix
The Suns signed 2018 first-round pick Josh Okogie to a one-year deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The four-year veteran spent every season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Zion Williamson signs massive extension with Pelicans
Former No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson and the Pelicans reportedly agreed to a five-year rookie max extension worth up to $231 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is expected to include "protections," which it's safe to assume will be injury-related. Williamson missed the entire 2021-22 season following surgery for a stress fracture in his foot and multiple setbacks in his rehab process.
Cody Martin stays with the Hornets
The Hornets inked restricted free agent Cody Martin to a four-year deal worth $32 million, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Martin proved last year he could be a valuable two-way rotational player in his third NBA season after averaging 7.7 points and shooting 38% from deep.
Darius Garland agrees to max extension with Cavs
All-Star guard Darius Garland and the Cavaliers have agreed to a five-year, $193 million rookie max extension worth up to $231 million, his agent told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Garland joins Zion Williamson and Ja Morant as players from the 2019 draft class to land max extensions in the opening days of free agency.
Bismack Biyombo returning to Suns
Veteran center Bismack Biyombo has agreed to a deal to remain in Phoenix, according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. The terms of the deal were not immediately reported. Biyombo signed with the Suns in January and went on to appear in 45 games, including the postseason.
Suns acquiring Damion Lee
The Warriors lost another free agent late on Friday. Damion Lee, who spent the last four seasons with Golden State, agreed to a one-year deal with the Suns, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
Bryn Forbes agrees to deal with Timberwolves
After acquiring Rudy Gobert in a blockbuster trade earlier on Friday, the Timberwolves made another move by agreeing to terms with Bryn Forbes, The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski reported. The guard split time with the Spurs and Nuggets last season.
Jalen Smith sticking with the Pacers
Jalen Smith agreed to a two-year deal with the Pacers, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported. The Suns selected Smith with the 10th pick in the 2020 draft and traded him to the Pacers in February.
Warriors bring in Donte DiVincenzo
The Warriors saw a number of players from their championship roster leave in free agency, and they brought in a new face on Friday. Donte DiVincenzo reportedly agreed to a two-year, $9.3 million deal with Golden State that includes a second-year player option.
Celtics retain Luke Kornet
After making two splashes on Friday, the Celtics made another move further back on their bench. Reserve center Luke Kornet reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the reigning Eastern Conference champs.
Nemanja Bjelica heading overseas
Fresh off an NBA championship in Golden State, Nemanja Bjelica is leaving the NBA entirely to play in Europe, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Monte Poole reported. According to Johnny Askounis of Eurohoops, Bjelica has agreed to sign with Fenerbahce Beko in Turkey on a two-year, $4 million contract.
Timberwolves add Rudy Gobert in blockbuster trade with Jazz
Utah is blowing it up. The team reportedly is trading Rudy Gobert to Minnesota in exchange for a massive haul. The Timberwolves, who locked up Karl-Anthony Towns with an extension early Friday morning, are dealing Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, 2022 first-round selection Walker Kessler and four future first-round picks to the Jazz to bring in the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Derrick Jones Jr. to return to the Bulls
Free agent forward Derrick Jones Jr. has agreed to return to the Bulls, NBC Sports Chicago confirmed. The deal reportedly is for two years, $6.6 million a player option in his second season.
Celtics agree to terms with forward Danilo Gallinari
Boston reportedly has agreed to terms with forward Danilo Gallinari, who plans to sign a two-year deal at the full value of the taxpayer mid-level after he clears waivers.
Looney agrees to return to Warriors on three-year deal
Free agent Kevin Looney reportedly has agreed to return to the Warriors on a three-year contract worth $25.5 million. Looney has spent all seven seasons of his NBA career with Golden State, which he will continue this upcoming season.
Celtics acquiring Malcolm Brogdon from Pacers
The reigning Eastern Conference champions have made a significant addition to their backcourt, as Boston reportedly is acquiring guard Malcolm Brogdon from Indiana for Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan and a 2023 first-round pick. Brogdon, who turns 30 later this year, appeared in just 36 games last season due to injuries. He's signed through the 2024-25 season after getting a two-year, $45 million extension last October.
Kevin Huerter acquired by Kings
The Kings brought in a sharpshooter on the second day of free agency. The team reportedly acquired Kevin Huerter in a trade that sent Justin Holiday, Moe Harkless and a 2024 protected first-round pick to the Hawks.
John Wall agrees to two-year deal with Clippers
Free agent John Wall has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers for $13.2 million, according to his agency. The five-time NBA All-Star will be leaving the Rockets after three short seasons.
Jusuf Nurkic stays with Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers are keeping Jusuf Nurkic around as the Bosnian center agreed to a new four-year, $70 million deal with Portland, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Zach LaVine gets five-year max from Bulls
One of the best players in the 2022 free-agent class is off the board. Two-time All-Star Zach LaVine has agreed to a five-year, $215 million max deal with the Bulls, NBC Sports Chicago's K.C. Johnson confirmed.
Warriors losing Otto Porter Jr. to Raptors
It looks like Gary Payton II isn't the only valuable bench player the Warriors will be losing in free agency. Otto Porter Jr. reportedly is joining the Raptors on a two-year deal. The second year of the deal is a player option.
Nuggets poach Bruce Brown from Nets
Amidst the Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant drama, the Nets have lost one of their top role players. Bruce Brown reportedly reached a two-year pact worth over $13 million with the Nuggets. The second year of the deal is a player option.
Hawks adding Aaron Holiday to backcourt
The Hawks are adding some backcourt depth behind Trae Young and the newly-acquired Dejounte Murray by reportedly bringing in Aaron Holiday on a one-year deal. Holiday appeared in 63 games total with the Wizards and Suns last season.
Mitchell Robinson gets $60 million deal from Knicks
After securing the point guard spot with Jalen Brunson, the Knicks didn't waste much time figuring out the center position. New York and Mitchell Robinson reportedly agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal to keep the big man in the Big Apple.
Ricky Rubio staying with Cavs on multi-year deal
Veteran point guard Ricky Rubio reportedly agreed to a three-year, $18.4 million deal to remain in Cleveland. Rubio, who turns 32 later this year, appeared in 34 games with the Cavs in 2021-22 before suffering a season-ending torn ACL.
Zion Williamson nearing massive extension with Pelicans
Former No. 1 overall Zion Williamson and the Pelicans reportedly are closing in on a five-year rookie max extension worth up to $231 million. The deal is expected to include "protections," which it's safe to assume will be injury-related. Williamson missed the entire 2021-22 season following surgery for a stress fracture in his foot and multiple setbacks in his rehab process.
Gary Payton II on verge of leaving Warriors for Blazers
The Warriors could be close to losing a key piece of their championship team as guard Gary II Payton reportedly is finalizing a three-year, $28 million deal with the Trail Blazers. NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole reported that the Warriors still have a "slim chance" to retain GPII, although it appears they have reached their limit in what they can offer him.
Nikola Jokic, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns and Ja Morant land massive extensions
Nikola Jokic, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns and Ja Morant are getting max extensions from their respective teams, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Here is how each contract looks:
- Jokic: Five years, $270 million (NBA record)
- Booker: Four years, $224 million
- Towns: Four years, $224 million
- Morant: Five years, $193 million
Bulls finalizing deal with Andre Drummond
The Bulls are finalizing a two-year, $6.6 million deal with center Andre Drummond, NBC Sports Chicago confirmed. Chicago will be Drummond’s fifth team in the last three years.
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.
Kyle Anderson agrees to two-year deal with Timberwolves
Kyle Anderson is choosing to play with a team he just knocked out of the playoffs. The former Grizzlies forward reportedly agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal with the Timberwolves.
Javale McGee moving to the Mavericks
Javale McGee will be doing the opposite of Anderson by 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 make four additions
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.
The team wasn’t done there. 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. Former Warrior Juan Toscano-Anderson also agreed to a deal with the Lakers.
Marvin Bagley III gets three-year deal from Pistons
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.
The Pistons are also bringing in an outside player, Kevin Knox, on a two-year, $6 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
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, Gary Harris staying with Magic
Mo Bamba and Gary Harris will get a chance to play alongside No. 1 overall pick Paolo Banchero. Bamba, 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. Harris’ reported agreement is for two years and $26 million.
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.
One of Harden’s former teammates is staying put in Houston. Jae’Sean Tate agreed to a three-year, $22.1 million deal with the Rockets on Thursday, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
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, Amir Coffey
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.
The Clippers also reportedly retained Amir Coffey on a three-year, $11 million deal.
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.
Denver made another early free agent move by agreeing to a three-year deal with Davon Reed, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
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 Wojnarowski 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.