2022 Free Agency

NBA Offseason 2022: July 1 roundup

Keep up with the latest news and reports from around the league as the offseason rolls along.

All-NBA center Rudy Gobert has reportedly been traded to the Timberwolves.

Keep track of all the latest NBA free agency news and reports as the 2022 NBA free agent period officially begins.

Here are the top headlines from July 1 so far:

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Here’s a recap of some of the notable reported deals and rumblings that have occurred so far today. 

Reports: Jazz trade Gobert to Wolves in massive deal
Celtics land Brogdon in reported trade with Pacers
Reports: LaVine, Bulls agree to 5-year, $215M extension
Nurkic, Blazers reportedly agree to 4-year deal
Wall, Clippers agree to 2-year deal
Report: Williamson, Pelicans closing in on extension
Reports: Robinson returns to Knicks on 4-year deal
Hawks reportedly deal Huerter to Kings
Rubio reportedly returns to Cavs
Reports: Towns agrees to $224M extension
Report: Morant agrees to extension with Grizzlies
Reports: Booker agrees to supermax deal with Suns

Report: Suns land Lee on 1-year deal

Free-agent guard Damion Lee has agreed to a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

— 11:35 p.m.

Report: Wolves reach deal with Forbes

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with guard Bryn Forbes, according to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski. Forbes averaged 8.8 points on 42.9% shooting (41.4% on 3s) in 75 games with the Spurs and Nuggets last season.

— 10:05 p.m.

Report: Smith returning to Pacers

Free-agent center Jalen Smith is returning to the Pacers on a 2-year deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Smith who was taken by the Suns with the No. 10 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, averaged 13.4 points and 7.6 rebounds with the Pacers after a midseason trade last season with Phoenix.

— 8:25 p.m.

Report: DiVincenzo joining Warriors on 2-year deal

Free-agent guard Donte DiVincenzo and Golden State have agreed to a two-year, $9.3 million deal, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. DiVincenzo averaged 9.0 points while shooting 35.1% from the field (33.9% on 3s) over 42 games with the Bucks and Kings last season.

— 7:34 p.m.

Reports: Kornet to return to Celtics

Luke Kornet has agreed to re-sign with the Boston Celtics on a two-year deal, per Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. Kornet originally joined Boston at the 2021 trade deadline after being dealt from the Chicago Bulls but was waived at the start of last season. He returned in February on a rest-of-season deal.

— 5:55 p.m.

Reports: Neto signing with Cavs

Free agent Raul Neto will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal, per multiple reports. The veteran guard is suiting up for his fourth team after playing for the Washington Wizards, Philadephia 76ers and Utah Jazz.

— 4:30 p.m.

Reports: Gobert traded to Timberwolves

The Utah Jazz are sending Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The three-time Kia Defensive Player of the Year is being dealt for five players and multiple first-round picks.

Timberwolves receive:

• Rudy Gobert

Jazz receive:

• Malik Beasley
• Patrick Beverley
• Leandro Bolmaro
• Walker Kessler
• Jarred Vanderbilt
• 2023 first-round pick
• 2025 first-round pick
• 2026 pick swap
• 2027 first-round pick
• 2029 first-round pick (top-five protected)

The Jazz have loaded up on future assets since the start of free agency. Utah acquired a 2023 first-round pick from the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday in exchange for Royce O’Neale. Gobert has been a perennial All-Star with averages of 15 points and 13.9 rebounds over the last three seasons.

— 3:44 p.m.

Report: Bjelica to play overseas

Free agent Nemanja Bjelica is leaving the Golden State Warriors to play in Turkey with Fenerbahce, per reports. The Warriors were interested in bringing back the 34-year-old veteran on a minimum contract, but Bjelica opted to head overseas, per The Athletic’s Anthony Slater. He is the only player to ever win both a Euroleague MVP and NBA title.

— 3:38 p.m.

Report: Looney, Warriors agree to deal

The defending-champion Golden State Warriors are keeping center Kevon Looney in the mix, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Looney and the Warriors agreed to a three-year, $25.5 million deal on Friday that is a significant raise from the $5.1 million Looney made last season. In 2021-22, the center averaged 6.0 ppg and 7.3 rpg but was even bigger in the playoffs. He posted 5.8 ppg and 7.6 rpg in the playoffs and 5.0 ppg and 7.5 rpg in the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

— 2:59 p.m.

Jones Jr. reportedly reaches deal with Bulls

The Chicago Bulls and high-flying forward Derrick Jones Jr. have reportedly reached an agreement on a deal, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Jones, who averaged 5.6 ppg and 3.3 rpg with the Bulls last season, agreed to a two-year deal worth $6.6 million.

— 2:46 p.m.

Celtics pick up Brogdon in reported trade with Pacers

The reigning Eastern Conference champs have gotten stronger in the offseason. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Boston Celtics have traded for Indiana Pacers guard and former Kia Rookie of the Year winner Malcolm Brogdon.

Celtics receive:

• Malcolm Brogdon

Pacers receive:

• Daniel Theis
• Aaron Nesmith
• 2023 first-round pick
• Nik Stauskas
• Malik Fitts
• Juwan Morgan

Brogdon signed with the Pacers as a free agent in 2018 but has struggled with injuries since joining Indiana. Last season, he was limited to 36 games, but he enjoyed a career-best scoring season (19.1 ppg) while also posting 5.1 rpg, 5.9 apg and shooting 44.8% overall. He will likely help Boston in terms of playmaking as the Celtics were in the middle of the pack in most assist categories last season.

Theis is a valuable rebounder and low-post defender who averaged 8.2 ppg and 4.9 rpg while proving to be a useful rotation player for Boston during the 2022 playoffs. Nesmith, a second-year forward, saw his role shrink somewhat in Boston last season and averaged 3.8 ppg and 1.7 rpg after posting 4.7 ppg and 2.8 rpg in 2020-21. Stauskas, Fitts and Morgan were all used sparingly by Boston last season.

— 1:37 p.m.

Reports: Kings land Hawks’ Huerter in trade

The Sacramento Kings have picked up a 3-point shooter and young talent in Kevin Huerter via a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, per multiple reports. In the swap, which was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner, the Hawks receive Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless and a future first-round pick.

Kings receive:

• Kevin Huerter

Hawks receive:

• Justin Holiday
• Mo Harkless
• 2024 first-round pick (protected)

Huerter has spent his entire career with the Hawks, averaging 11.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 3.2 apg in 274 career games with Atlanta. Last season, he posted 12.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 2.7 apg while shooting a career-best 38.9% on 3-pointers.

Holiday will be on his second stint with Atlanta (he played for them in 2015-16) and averaged 10.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 1.7 apg while playing for Indiana and Sacramento last season. Harkless appeared in 47 games for the Kings in 2021-22, averaging 4.6 ppg and 2.4 rpg.

— 1:18 p.m.

Cavs reportedly pick up veteran center Lopez

Well-traveled center Robin Lopez and the Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. In moving to Cleveland, Lopez will be playing for his ninth team in 15 NBA seasons. In 2021-22 with the Orlando Magic, Lopez averaged 7.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 1.5 apg.

— 12:50 p.m.

Report: Blazers, Eubanks agree to deal

Portland center Drew Eubanks has agreed to a one-year deal to stay with the Blazers, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. While the 2021-22 season was a challenging one for Portland, Eubanks was a bright spot after he was signed off waivers in late February. He appeared in 22 games, starting all of them, and averaged 14.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 1.6 apg as Portland dealt with a barrage of injuries to close last season.

— 12:47 p.m.

Wall, Clippers agree to reported 2-year deal

Former All-Star point guard John Wall, who was waived by the Houston Rockets earlier this week, has reached a reported deal with the LA Clippers. Per Wall’s representation, the former All-NBA guard has agreed to a two-year, $13.2 million deal with the Clippers.

Wall played in 40 games with Houston in the 2020-21 season, averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 assists. He played his first nine seasons in Washington and, for his career, has averaged 19.1 points and 9.1 assists in 613 regular-season games. He did not appear in any games for the Rockets last season.

— 12:27 p.m.

Nurkic, Blazers agree to reported $70M deal

Portland has kept another one of its marquee free agents this offseason, it seems. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Trail Blazers and center Jusuf Nurkic have agreed to a four-year, $70 million deal for him to remain in Portland. Nurkic has spent the last 5 1/2 seasons with the Blazers and has been hobbled by various injuries the past three seasons. However, last season he appeared in 56 games, averaging 15.0 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 2.8 apg and 1.1 bpg. Nurkic’s reported deal comes a day after Portland reached a reported pact with swingman Anfernee Simons yesterday.

— 12:17 p.m.

LaVine, Bulls agree to reported 5-year, $215M deal

The Chicago Bulls have kept their top free agent after agreeing to a reported five-year, $215.2 million deal with swingman Zach LaVine, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic and K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago.  LaVine averaged 24.4 points and made his second straight All-Star team last year.

The Bulls went 46-36 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2017 following a major makeover, with DeMar DeRozan and LaVine leading the way. Chicago got off to a big start and finished with its best record since the 2014-15 team went 50-32 in former coach Tom Thibodeau’s final season.

— 12:01 p.m.

Report: Porter, Raptors agree to deal

The Toronto Raptors have added some 3-point shooting and defense to their mix, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Swingman Otto Porter Jr. has agreed to a two-year deal with the Raptors after playing a vital role on the Golden State Warriors’ championship team last season. Porter, the former No. 3 overall pick of the 2013 draft, averaged 8.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 1.5 apg during the season and hit 40.4% of his 3-pointers in the playoffs.

— 11:28 a.m.

Mavs reportedly keep Pinson in fold

Dallas is keeping reserve swingman Theo Pinson, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, after he and the Mavs agreed to a one-year deal. Pinson, who was an undrafted player, averaged 2.5 ppg and 1.1 rpg in 19 games for the Mavs in 2021-22.

— 11:24 a.m.

Hawks, Holiday reach reported deal

The Atlanta Hawks continue to remodel their backcourt, agreeing to a one-year deal with guard Aaron Holiday, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. Holiday, who averaged 6.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 2.4 apg last season with Washington and Phoenix, will join an Atlanta team that recently traded for All-Star guard Dejounte Murray and saw guards Delon Wright (Washington) and Kevin Knox (Detroit) leave the Hawks after reaching reported deals elsewhere on June 30.

— 10:58 a.m.

Raptors re-sign veteran forward Young

The Toronto Raptors have re-signed Thaddeus Young to a contract extension, the team announced Friday. Last season, he averaged 6.3 ppg and 4.4 rpg with Toronto after being acquired from the San Antonio Spurs at the trade deadline. “Thad is a high-level professional who complements our core very well, he integrated himself into the fabric of the team last season and we’re excited he chose to re-sign here in Toronto,” said Raptors GM Bobby Webster. “He is a smart and versatile player who will continue to provide valuable leadership to our younger players on the court and in the locker room.”

— 10:37 a.m.

Reports: Robinson returns to Knicks on 4-year deal

Mitchell Robinson and the Knicks have reportedly agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal that will keep the big man in New York, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. Robinson has steadily improved since being drafted by New York with the 36th pick in the 2018 draft. Last season he averaged 8.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg and 1.8 bpg and has averaged 2.0 bpg or more in two of his first four NBA seasons.

— 10:28 a.m.

Brown, Nuggets agree to reported deal

Brooklyn Nets defensive swingman Bruce Brown has agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal with the Denver Nuggets, per Malika Andrews of ESPN and Mike Singer of The Denver Post. Bowen has emerged as one of the NBA’s better 3-and-D players, averaging 9.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.1 apg and 1.1 spg last season while hitting 40.4% of his 3-pointers.

— 10:23 a.m.

Rubio reportedly returns to Cavs

Veteran point guard Ricky Rubio and the Cleveland Cavaliers are ready for a reunion. Per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports and Chris Fedor of The Plain Dealer, Rubio and the Cavs have agreed to a three-year deal worth a reported $18.4 million. The Cavs added Rubio in a 2021 offseason trade and they flourished together, going 20-14 with him in the lineup before he tore his ACL in late December. Rubio was then dealt to the Indiana Pacers as part of the deal to acquire Caris Levert. Overall, he averaged 13.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 6.6 apg in 34 games last season.

— 9:45 a.m.

Report: Williamson, Pelicans closing in on extension

New Orleans Pelicans big man Zion Williamson and the team are nearing an agreement on a five-year, $231 million extension, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. Williamson played in 24 games as a rookie, then 65 games in his second year — and zero games this season, when the Pelicans overcame a 1-12 start to finish 36-46, then win two Play-In Tournament games and make the playoffs. In the 2020-21 season, Williamson was an All-Star, averaging 27.0 ppg. 7.2 rpg, 3.7 apg while shooting 61.1% overall. Per Charania, the deal is expected to include protections that both Williamson and the Pelicans were sorting out.

— 8:53 a.m.

Payton, Blazers reportedly finalizing deal

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to stay busy in free agency and are finalizing a three-year contract with Golden State Warriors reserve Gary Payton II, according to multiple reports. Payton posted 7.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg and shot 61.6% last season and was a vital part of Golden State’s championship team. He is a native of the Pacific Northwest and his father, Hall of Famer Gary Payton, crafted the majority of his legendary career not far from Portland with the Seattle Supersonics.

— 6:39 a.m.

Reports: Towns agrees to $224M extension

Timberwolves All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a four-year, $224 million supermax extension with Minnesota, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Associated Press.

Led by Towns, second-year phenom Anthony Edwards and point guard D’Angelo Russell, the seventh-seeded Timberwolves pushed the second-seeded Grizzlies to the brink in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs before ultimately falling to Memphis.

The No. 1 overall pick in 2015, Towns averaged 24.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 33.5 minutes per game last season.

— 12:26 a.m.

Report: Morant agrees to extension with Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has agreed to a five-year, $193 million designated rookie maximum extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

This extension was merely a formality for the point guard voted the NBA’s Most Improved Player in his third season and who also finished seventh in voting for league MVP.

The deal is worth at least $193 million and potentially up to $231 million. It’s the largest contract the Grizzlies have ever handed out, topping the max contract of $153 million Mike Conley received in 2016.

— 12:21 a.m.

Reports: Booker agrees to supermax deal with Suns

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has agreed to a four-year, $224 million supermax contract extension, according to multiple reports.

A three-time All-Star coming off his first All-NBA campaign — Booker earned First Team honors after averaging 26.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists while shooting 46.6% — this extension would begin with the 2024-25 campaign and link him to Phoenix through 2027-28.

— 12:21 a.m.