NBA free agency is well underway.
Here’s all the major news, as the teams begin their summer tour.
Garland ain’t going nowhere
Darius Garland has agreed to a five-year, $193 million rookie extension with the Cavaliers.
The third-year guard set career highs across the board, including 21.7 points and 8.6 assists, while making his first All-Star team.
T-Wolves traded for Gobert
Rudy Gobert is now a member of the Minneosta Timberwolves after the Jazz traded him for Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverly, Walker Kesler, Jarred Vanderbilt and several first-round picks.
Three-time Defensive Player of the Year and All-Star, Gobert averaged 15.6 PPG, 14.7 RPG and 2.1 BPG last season, on a career-high 71% from the floor. Gobert joins recently resigned Karl-Anthony Towns to form a formidable frontcourt in Minnesota.
DiVincenzo join the champions
Former Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo, who finished last season with the Kings, signs a two-year contract with the Warriors. An ankle injury in the 2021 playoffs limited him to just 42 games and a reserve role last season. He has an average of 9.0 points.
Sion Williamson close to extension
New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson is reportedly closing in on a five-year maximum extension for rookies worth a maximum of $231 million.
Williamson didn’t play last season due to a foot injury, but in 2020-21 he averaged 27.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 61 games.
Celtics to acquire Malcolm Brogdon
The Cs bolster their defensive presence with an early offseason addition to Brogdon.
They added the former Pacers point guard in exchange for Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith and a first-round pick. The team also opened up $10.1 million of cap space as part of the deal. Brogdon averaged 19.1 PPG, 5.9 APG and 5.1 RPG in 36 games last season.
Blazers get longer Jusuf Nurkic
The “Bosnian beast” will occupy the middle for the foreseeable future in Portland. Nurk signed a four-year, $70 million contract to stay in town after a brief negotiation.
He’s been a consistent force downstairs for Portland since arriving there in 2017 and has averaged a double-double in three of the past four seasons, including 15 points and 11.1 rebounds per game last season.
kings to trade for Kevin Huerter
Sacramento is getting younger and stronger with its recent moves. After signing high-flyer Malik Monk, the team is adding another budding shooter to its arsenal in former Hawks sixth man Kevin Huerter.
The Kings sent a 2024 lottery-protected first-rounder to Atlanta for the sniper, who becomes top-12 protected in 2025 and top-10 protected in 2026. Huerter averaged 12.1 PPG of 45.4 % from the floor in 29.6 minutes per game last season.
Zach LaVine back with Bulls
The All-Star guard took a swipe of victory after agreeing to a major cash-in deal with Chicago: five years, $215 million in a major contract extension.
LaVine, who has been in Chicago for the past five seasons, helped lead the team to its first playoff appearance during his tenure there. He averaged 24.4 PPG last season.
Wall, Batum the ink takes care of Mowers.
It was known that former All-Star guard John Wall wanted to venture to Los Angeles to join the Clippers, but on Friday the terms of the deal were made public: two years for $13.2 million at the exception of the intermediate level.
Wall last played for Houston in the 2020-21 campaign, where he posted 20.7 PPG on 44% shooting.
The team also announced it would re-sign veteran 3-and-D forward Nicolas Batum on a two-year, $22 million deal. Batum posted 8.3 PPG last season and shot 40% from deep.
Ricky Rubio returns to Cleveland
Ricky Rubio has agreed to a three-year, $18.4 million contract to return to the Cavaliers.
The Knicks catch Michael Robinson
New York has agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal with center Mitchell Robinson.
Robinson, 24, averaged 8.5 points and 8.6 rebounds last season.
Bruce Brown with nuggets
Guard Bruce Brown, a solid perimeter defenseman who averaged more than one steal per game last season, has agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract with the Denver Nuggets.
Jokic gets the richest deal ever
There’s a new highest-paid player in NBA history: Nikola Jokić.
Jokić averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game last season for the Denver Nuggets while earning a second consecutive MVP.
Moran gets the rookie max extension from Memphis
All-NBA guard Ja Morant has agreed to a new five-year contract with the Grizzlies that could be worth $231 million.
The 2021-22 Most Improved Player averaged 27.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds in his third season.
Towns re-ups with Minnesota
Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a supermax extension with the Timberwolves.
The three-time All-Star center averaged 24.6 points and 9.8 rebounds in his seventh season, leading Wolves to their first playoff berth in four years.
Gary Payton II, who was re-signed by the Warriors last year after clearing waivers and continued to help the team with the title, is set to sign a three-year contract with the Trail Blazers. The 29-year-old guard averaged 7.1 points in 17.6 minutes in his sixth season.
Brunson agree to treat Knicks
New York goes all-in on worked free agent point guard Jalen Brunson.
Brunson, 25, reportedly agreed to a four-year, $104 million deal with a player option for the final season. The emerging guard is coming off career highs in points (16.3), assists (4.8) and rebounds (3.9) in his fourth season with the Mavericks.
During exchange requests
Bombs don’t get much bigger than that.
Two-time Finals MVP and 12-time All-Star Kevin Durant officially requested a trade to Brooklyn on Thursday, and reports indicate the Nets plan to work with Durant to find him a new home.
Devin Booker cash with Phoenix
Booker is considering extending his time in the desert as he is set to sign a four-year, $224 million contract.
Last season, the All-Star guard led the Suns in scoring with 26.8 points per game and added 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
Spurs boat Murray at Atlanta
Dejounte Murray, fresh off his first All-Star appearance, will now join Trae Young in developing a dynamic young backcourt in Atlanta.
Murray averaged 21.1 points, 9.2 assists, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals for San Antonio last season.
harden decline the option in Philly
James Harden was traded from Brooklyn to Philadelphia last season, playing 21 games for the Sixers and averaging 21.0 points, 10.5 assists and 7.1 rebounds.
Those numbers dropped dramatically come playoff time, as he had 18.6 points, 8.6 assists, and 5.7 rebounds in two rounds. He reportedly met with the 76ers brass this weekend to agree a new deal.
Beal signs a new max contract in Washington
Bradley Beal has spent his entire 10-year career in Washington and the streak will continue, after Beal signed another maximum extension with the Wizards.
Beal is a three-time All-Star and averaged 30.5 points and 31.3 points in 2019-20 and 2020-21, respectively.
sleeping stay in Oklahoma City
After turning down his player option, Lu Dort signed a five-year, $87.5 million contract to stay with Oklahoma City.
Dort is posting career highs last season with OKC, averaging 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.
Portis stay in Milwaukee
Portis, who spent his last two seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, one of which is a championship season, re-signs with the Bucks on a four-year, $49 million deal.
Portis averaged 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds last season.
P.J. Tucker moving towards 76ers
Tucker, 37, has pledged to stay at least three more years in the league, signing a three-year, $33.2 million deal to join the Sixers.
For the Heat, Tucker averaged 7.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season.
Anfernee Simons extends to Portland
After four promising seasons with the Trail Blazers, Simons agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension with Portland.
Simons, in his fourth season, averaged 17.3 points per game and shot 40.5 percent from range.
Monk lands in Sacramento
After playing one season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Malik Monk agreed to a two-year, $19 million contract with the Sacramento Kings.
Monk averaged 13.8 points on 39.1 percent shooting on 3 for the Lakers last season.
Victor Oladipo stay in miami
Victor Oladipo has agreed to stay in Miami on a one-year, $11 million deal.
Oladipo averaged 12.4 points and 3.5 assists on 41.7 percent from three last season for Miami.
Marvin Bagley will stay in Detroit
Bagley will continue his career in Detroit after signing a three-year, $37 million contract.
In 48 games last season, Bagley averaged 11.3 points and 7 rebounds per game.
Joe Ingles leaves Portland
Ingles, who finished last season with the Trail Blazers after an eight-year run with the Jazz, agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million contract with the Bucks. The vanguard averaged 7.2 points and 3.5 assists per game in 2021-22.
Lonnie Walker IV to the west coast!
Lonnie Walker has agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million contract to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
Walker averaged 12.1 points last season for the San Antonio Spurs.
Kyle Anderson at Minnesota
Kyle Anderson will bring his talents to the Timberwolves after signing a two-year, $18 million contract.
Anderson averaged 7.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game last season for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Gary Harris‘ extended stay in Orlando
Harris will continue his time with Orlando after signing a two-year, $26 million contract extension.
Last season, Harris averaged 11.1 points per game.
Bamba had been paid
Mo Bamba will continue to play in Orlando after signing a two-year, $21 million contract during free agency hours. He averaged 10.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while shooting 38.1 percent on three last season.
Drummond to the windy city!
Andre Drummond, who has jumped around the NBA a lot over the past two seasons, has agreed to a two-year, $6.6 million deal with the Bulls.
In 2021-22, Drummond averaged 7.9 points and 9.3 rebounds for the Sixers and Nets.
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