NBA Free Agency Tracker: Rumors, Signings, Players + Teams

Everyone can agree that this year’s list of free agents does not hold the same intrigue that prior years have; however, there are still plenty of talented players available, whether as unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents, or players with a player option. At the moment, players like Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Zach LaVine, and Russell Westbrook are expected to return to their respective teams. In contrast, others like Jalen Brunson and Bradley Beal are still wild cards in their potential destination. Arguably the most critical question surrounds Brunson: will he return to Dallas or head to New York to be its point guard of the future?

NBA Free Agency Tracker 2022

Below you will find many of the top free agents listed and whether or not they have a player option, are restricted free agents, or are unrestricted and able to sign wherever. They are categorically placed and should give you an idea of where each player stands in this process. Each player will be updated as news comes in regarding their destination and decision. There are specific outcomes that we feel very confident in as the beginning of free agency lingers nearby, like Kyrie Irving returning to the Brooklyn Nets, despite some rumors of him being moved to a team like the Los Angeles Lakers. Additionally, we can expect James Harden to decline his player option and carve out a different deal that will allow the Sixers to seek out other assets; they should be fully prepared to make a run at the title for the 2022-23 NBA season.

Restricted Free Agents

Miles Bridges, Anfernee Simons, and Deandre Ayton are three headliners for restricted free agents. Currently, the Charlotte Hornets have stated their intentions to match any offer made for Miles Bridges. If that is the truth, Bridges will return to Charlotte under a new, massive contract. Simons is another player that should stay put; it’s hard to imagine Portland not matching any offer on him after his electric offensive season. There is one player who will probably find himself in a new destination within the next few days, and that is Deandre Ayton, the big man for the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix believes it can match Ayton’s production and pay far less for it. Teams mentioned to be potential destinations for Ayton are the Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets. Suitors are fading left and right, though, as the Detroit Pistons are out of the sweepstakes after trading for Jalen Duren.

  • Deandre Ayton – Restricted Free Agent
  • Miles Bridges – Restricted Free Agent
  • Anfernee Simons – four-year $100 million deal – Portland Trail Blazers
  • Collin Sexton – Restricted Free Agent
  • Cody Martin – four-year $32 million deal – Charlotte Hornets
  • Nic Claxton – two-year $20 million deal – Brooklyn Nets
  • Marvin Bagley III – three-year $37 million deal – Detroit Pistons
  • Mo Bamba – two-year $21 million deal – Orlando Magic
  • Amir Coffey – three-year $11 million deal – Los Angeles Clippers
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson – minimum deal – Los Angeles Lakers
  • Lu Dort – five-year $87.5 million deal – Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Jae’Sean Tate – three-year $22.1 million deal – Houston Rockets
  • Anthony Gill – two-year deal – Washington Wizards
  • Theo Pinson – one-year deal – Dallas Mavericks
  • Caleb Martin – three-year $20+ million deal – Miami Heat

Unrestricted Free Agents

The list of unrestricted free agents is underwhelming compared to previous years, but there are still a few players who could help take a team to the next level, assuming they are already close. The most notable unrestricted free agent is Jalen Brunson, who seems to be between three teams: Dallas, New York, and Miami.

  • Zach LaVine – five-year $215.2 million deal – Chicago Bulls
  • Gorgui Dieng – one-year deal – San Antonio Spurs
  • Josh Okogie – one-year deal – Phoenix Suns
  • Mitchell Robinson – four-year $60 million deal – New York Knicks
  • Jalen Brunson – four-year $104+ million deal – New York Knicks
  • Jusuf Nurkic – four-year $70 million deal – Portland Trail Blazers
  • Chris Boucher – three-year $35.25 million deal – Toronto Raptors
  • Bruce Brown – two-year $13+ million deal – Denver Nuggets
  • Serge Ibaka – one-year deal – Milwaukee Bucks
  • Malik Monk – two-year $19 million deal – Sacramento Kings
  • John Wall – two-year $13.2 million deal – Los Angeles Clippers
  • Damian Jones – two-year deal – Los Angeles Lakers
  • Wesley Matthews – one-year deal – Milwaukee Bucks
  • Otto Porter Jr – two-year deal – Toronto Raptors
  • Aaron Holiday – one-year deal – Atlanta Hawks
  • Kevon Looney – three-year $25.5 million deal – Golden State Warriors
  • Joe Ingles – one-year deal – Milwaukee Bucks
  • Bismack Biyombo – agreed to terms – Phoenix Suns
  • Dewayne Dedmon – two-year $9 million deal – Miami Heat
  • P.J. Tucker – three-year $33.2 million deal – Philadelphia 76ers
  • Raul Neto – agreed to terms – Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Victor Oladipo – one-year $11 million deal – Miami Heat
  • JaVale McGee – three-year $20.1 million deal – Dallas Mavericks
  • Sam Hauser – three-year $6 million deal – Boston Celtics
  • Jalen Smith – three-year $15.1 million deal – Indiana Pacers
  • Damion Lee – one-year deal – Phoenix Suns
  • Lonnie Walker IV – one-year $6.5 million deal – Los Angeles Lakers
  • Bol Bol – two-year deal – Orlando Magic
  • Bryn Forbes – agreed to terms – Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Kyle Anderson – Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Nicolas Batum – two-year deal – Los Angeles Clippers
  • Andre Drummond – two-year $6.6 million deal – Chicago Bulls
  • Thaddeus Young – two-year $16 million deal – Toronto Raptors
  • Thomas Bryant – one-year deal – Los Angeles Lakers
  • Tyus Jones – two-year $30 million deal – Memphis Grizzlies
  • Patty Mills – two-year $14.5 million deal – Brooklyn Nets
  • Ricky Rubio – three-year $18.4 million deal – Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Robin Lopez – one-year deal – Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Delon Wright – two-year $16 million deal – Washington Wizards
  • Gary Harris – two-year $26 million extension – Orlando Magic
  • Luke Kornet – two-year deal – Boston Celtics
  • Danuel House – two-year $8.5 million deal – Philadelphia 76ers
  • Jevon Carter – two-year $4.6 million deal – Milwaukee Bucks
  • T.J. Warren – one-year deal – Brooklyn Nets
  • Derrick Jones Jr – two-year $6.6 million deal – Chicago Bulls
  • Gary Payton II – three-year $28 million deal – Portland Trail Blazers
  • Kevin Knox – two-year $6 million deal – Detroit Pistons
  • Goran Dragic – deal – Chicago Bulls
  • Donte DiVincenzo – two-year $9.3 million deal – Golden State Warriors
  • Troy Brown Jr – minimum deal – Los Angeles Lakers
  • Isaiah Hartenstein – two-year $16+ million deal – New York Knicks

Free Agents With Player Option

Recently, Kyrie Irving explored the possibility of leaving Brooklyn, but after little interest from requested teams except for the Lakers, who don’t have enough draft capital or assets to trade for him, he will likely return. Meanwhile, James Harden is opting out of his player option to renegotiate his contract to be more favorable for the Sixers. The big question mark is still Bradley Beal and whether or not he will return to Washington.

  • Kyrie Irving – Exercising Player Option – Brooklyn Nets
  • Bradley Beal – five-year $251 million deal – Washington Wizards
  • James Harden – new two-year deal – Philadelphia 76ers
  • Russell Westbrook – Exercising Player Option – Los Angeles Lakers
  • Bobby Portis – four-year $49 million deal – Milwaukee Bucks
  • JaMychal Green – Exercising Player Option – Oklahoma City Thunder
Drew is a lead NBA writer at where he has been covering in-season basketball coverage to the NBA Draft. He is a former collegiate player who now spends time diving into NBA prospects and evaluating the analytics of the NBA.

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