By: Nina Samone
Another NBA season has come and gone – seemingly in the blink of an eye – but that only means it is now time for the off season and all of the excitement and potential surprises it could bring.
The NBA free agency period began on Thursday, June 30th at 6pm, and will continue through July 6th. Why is this an important time period in the NBA? Free agency is a special time during the offseason where teams may not sign free agents or make trades. Instead, they may negotiate deals or verbal agreements.
Players may not sign these deals until the end of the period, 12:01PM on July 6th according to the NBA’s website.
Any discussion or negotiations made between players and teams are not in any way binding, and either can back out of negotiations prior to the signing. So, what have we seen so far during this period? Let’s take a closer look:
REMEMBER! Not all of these events are sure to happen, and some could change at any time during this period – but these are currently the hottest negotiations.
The Boston Celtics will receive Malcolm Brogden in a trade with the Indiana Pacers.
Jusuf Nurkic agrees to 4-year $70 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls agree to a 5-year $215 million extension.
John Wall and Clippers agree to 2-year $13.2 million contract.
Zion Williamson and Pelicans agree to a major rookie-max $231 million extension.
Mitchell Robinson will re-sign with the Knicks on $60 million deal.
Hawks to trade Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings.
Ricky Rubio and Cavaliers agree to a 3-year $18 million deal.
Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to $214 supermax deal with Timberwolves.
Ja Morant has agreed to a 5-year max rookie extension worth up to $231 million with Grizzlies.
The Phoenix Suns will sign Devin Booker for a 4-year $224 million supermax extension.
Center Kevon Looney agrees to a 3-year $25.5 million deal with the Golden State Warriors.
Drew Eubanks has agreed to a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Guard Aaron Holiday and the Atlanta Hawks agree to one-year deal.
Bruce Brown of the Brooklyn Nets has agreed to a two-year $13 million deal with the Denver Nuggets.
NBA. July 2022. NBA. “NBA Offseason 2022: July 1 roundup.” <https://www.nba.com/news/nba-offseason-2022-july-1>