NBA free agency It won't start until June 30, at 6 p.m. ET, but news is already coming in from all around the Association.
New York City is the hub of much of the early buzz. Kyrie IrvingThe contract status of's has fans and pundits speculating about the future. Brooklyn Nets‘ star point guard. (Irving is eligible for a $36.5million player option in 2022-23).
There are other NBA stars with options for next season. James Harden ($47.4 million), Bradley Beal ($36.4 Million) Russell Westbrook ($47.1 million).
What free agents will be available to make changes in teams this summer? The biggest names are Zach LaVine, Jalen Brunson And Deandre AytonIf they are open to changing their surroundings, any of these people could be a huge boost for a new franchise.
Numerous young stars are eligible to extend their rookie contracts. Although the Memphis Grizzlies And Ja Morant they are likely to agree on a maximum deal. But what about the future? New Orleans Pelicans And Zion WilliamsonHe missed 2021-22 because of a broken foot and only 85 games in his first three seasons.
You can find the latest news, gossip and reports about NBA free agency all year long here.
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June 21 updates
5:01 p.m. ET: The Houston Rockets‘ John Wall He has exercised his $47.4million player option for 2022-23 season. sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Sources told Wojnarowski that the Rockets will continue their search for a trade for the 31 year-old guard. However, they are expected to negotiate a contract purchaseout if no trade is made. Wall was averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 assists per 40 games in 2020-21 for the Rockets before being terminated.
12:55 p.m. ET: LA Clippers Forward Nicolas Batum Will decline his $3.3million option as a player and become a Free Agent sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Sources indicated that there is likely to be mutual interest in signing a new contract in July. Sources say that Batum played 54 of the 59 games and averaged 8.3 and 4.3 points per game in his second season.
June 19 update
11:43 a.m. ET: Denver Nuggets Forward Jeff Green He has exercised his $4.5million player option for 2022-23 season. sources told ESPN's Tim Bontemps. According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, Green had until Monday to make a decision about whether or not to sign up for the deal. Green, who turns 36 in August, has averaged 10.3 point in 75 games (63 start) for Denver last year, his 11th NBA team.
June 18 update
8:30 p.m. ET: Golden State Warriors Swingman Andrew WigginsHe is entering the final season of his $147 million rookie extension signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves According to Saturday's 2017 report, reporters learned that he “would love to stay” in Golden State.
Guard for the third year Jordan PooleThe last year of his rookie contract is over, and he has until October 17 to negotiate a new agreement with the reigning NBA champions.
Gary Payton II, Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., Nemanja Bjelica, Damion Lee And Chris Chiozza All of them will also be unrestricted, free agents. Juan Toscano-Anderson And Quinndary Weatherspoon Agents are not allowed to use restricted access.
June 15 update
9:39 p.m. ET: The Dallas Mavericks Located in the center Christian Wood Rockets in exchange for the No. 26 pick Marquese Christophers will be in the 2022 NBA draft with Boban Marjanovic. Trey Burke And Sterling Brown — Four players with expired contracts. Wood will be making $14.3 million for 2022-23, his last year of his contract. Wood averaged 19.1 points per game and 9.9 rebounds in his two seasons playing in Houston.