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NBA 2022 Free Agency: Day 1 Recap

It was a very busy first day of NBA free agency on Thursday. By our count, a total of 38 free agents have agreed to new deals since the negotiating period officially began at 5:00 pm CT, while seven more players either signed or agreed to contract extensions.

However, all of those deals were overshadowed by the drama in Brooklyn, where Kevin Durant reportedly asked the Nets to trade him. With Durant’s situation unresolved, we could be in for some serious fireworks in the coming days.

In the meantime, listed below are all the free agent agreements, contract extensions, trades, and other notable news items from the first day of free agency.


Free agent agreements:

These deals aren’t yet official, so the reported terms could change — or agreements could fall through altogether. Generally speaking though, teams and players are on track to finalize these agreements sometime after the moratorium ends on July 6.

Note: Some of these salary figures may include options, incentives, or non-guaranteed money.

  1. Bradley Beal, Wizards agree to five-year, $251.02MM (maximum-salary) contract.
  2. Jalen Brunson, Knicks agree to four-year, $104MM contract.
  3. Anfernee Simons, Trail Blazers agree to four-year, $100MM contract.
  4. Luguentz Dort, Thunder agree to five-year, $87.5MM contract.
  5. Bobby Portis, Bucks agree to four-year, $48.58MM contract.
  6. Marvin Bagley III, Pistons agree to three-year, $37MM contract.
  7. Chris Boucher, Raptors agree to three-year, $35.25MM contract.
  8. P.J. Tucker, Sixers agree to three-year, $33.04MM contract.
  9. Tyus Jones, Grizzlies agree to two-year, $30MM contract.
  10. Gary Payton II, Trail Blazers finalizing three-year, $28MM contract.
  11. Jae’Sean Tate, Rockets agree to three-year, $22.1MM contract.
  12. Nicolas Batum, Clippers agree to two-year, $22MM contract.
  13. Mohamed Bamba, Magic agree to two-year, $21MM contract.
  14. JaVale McGee, Mavericks agree to three-year, $20.1MM contract.
  15. Nic Claxton, Nets agree to two-year, $20MM contract.
  16. Malik Monk, Kings agree to two-year, $19MM contract.
  17. Kyle Anderson, Timberwolves agree to two-year, $18MM contract.
  18. Isaiah Hartenstein, Knicks agree to two-year, $16.7MM contract.
  19. Delon Wright, Wizards agree to two-year, $16MM contract.
  20. Patty Mills, Nets agree to two-year, $14.49MM contract.
  21. Victor Oladipo, Heat agree to one-year, $11MM contract.
  22. Amir Coffey, Clippers agree to three-year, $11MM contract.
  23. Dewayne Dedmon, Heat agree to two-year, $9MM contract.
  24. Danuel House, Sixers agree to two-year, $8.42MM contract.
  25. Andre Drummond, Bulls agree to two-year, $6.6MM contract.
  26. Joe Ingles, Bucks agree to one-year, $6.48MM contract.
  27. Lonnie Walker, Lakers agree to one-year, $6.48MM contract.
  28. Kevin Knox, Pistons agree to two-year, $6MM contract.
  29. Jevon Carter, Bucks agree to two-year, $4.6MM contract.
  30. Damian Jones, Lakers agree to two-year, minimum-salary contract.
  31. Trevelin Queen, Sixers agree to two-year, minimum-salary contract.
  32. Troy Brown, Lakers agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  33. DeAndre Jordan, Nuggets agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  34. Mike Muscala, Thunder agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  35. Juan Toscano-Anderson, Lakers agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  36. Anthony Gill, Wizards agree to two-year contract.
  37. Davon Reed, Nuggets agree to two-year contract.
  38. Wesley Matthews, Bucks agree to one-year contract.

Contract extensions:

  1. Nikola Jokic, Nuggets agree to five-year, super-max veteran extension.
  2. Devin Booker, Suns agree to four-year, super-max veteran extension.
  3. Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves agree to four-year, super-max veteran extension.
  4. Ja Morant, Grizzlies agree to five-year, maximum-salary rookie scale extension.
  5. Gary Harris, Magic officially complete two-year, $26MM veteran extension.
  6. Taurean Prince, Timberwolves officially complete two-year, $16MM veteran extension.
  7. Thaddeus Young, Raptors officially complete two-year, $16MM veteran extension.

Trades:

  1. The Jazz traded Royce O’Neale to the Nets in exchange for either the Rockets’, Nets’, or Sixers’ 2023 first-round pick (whichever is least favorable).
  2. The Hawks and Spurs officially completed their trade sending Dejounte Murray and Jock Landale to Atlanta for Danilo Gallinari and three first-round picks and a first-round pick swap. Gallinari is expected to be waived.

Other news:

  1. The Pistons and Kemba Walker are finalizing a buyout agreement.
  2. The Jazz waived Juancho Hernangomez.
  3. Former Sixers head coach Brett Brown rejoined Gregg Popovich‘s Spurs staff as an assistant.

As active as the first day of free agency was, several of this year’s top free agents don’t yet have deals in place, including Zach LaVine, James Harden, and Deandre Ayton. Our full free agent list is here.

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