NBA The free agency got off to a good start.
Here’s all the important news as teams begin their Summer Tournament.
T-Wolves trade for Gobert
Rudy Gobert is now a member of the Minneosta Timberwolves after the Jazz traded him for it Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverly, Walker Kessler, Jared Vanderbilt and several first-round picks.
A three-time Defensive Player of the Year and All-Star, Gobert averaged 15.6 PPG, 14.7 RPG, and 2.1 BPG last season, a career-best 71%. Gobert joins the newly retired Karl-Anthony Towns to form an impressive forecourt in Minnesota.
DiVincenzo Join the champions
Former Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo, who finished last season with the Kings, has signed a two-year contract with the Warriors. An ankle injury from the 2021 postseason limited him to just 42 games and a reserve role last season. He scored an average of 9.0 points.
Zion Williamson just before the extension
New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson is reportedly close to a five-year Rookie Max renewal worth up to $231 million.
Williamson didn’t play last season due to a foot injury, but in 2020-21 he averaged 27.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 61 games.
Celts acquire Malcolm Brogdon
The Cs bolster their defensive presence with an early addition in the off-season at Brogdon.
They added the former Pacers point guard in exchange for Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith and a first-round pick. The team also opened a $10.1 million cap space as part of the deal. Brogdon averaged 19.1 PPG, 5.9 APG and 5.1 RPG in 36 games last season.
Lengthen the blazer Yusuf Nurkic
The “Bosnian Beast” will occupy the center of Portland for the foreseeable future. Nurk signed a four-year, $70 million deal to stay in town after brief negotiations.
He’s been a constant force for Portland since arriving there in 2017, averaging a double-double in three of the last four seasons, including 15 points and 11.1 rebounds per game last season.
kings exchange for Kevin Hurter
Sacramento is getting younger and stronger with its recent moves. After signing high-flyer Malik Monk, the roster adds another up-and-coming shooting guard in former Hawks sixth man Kevin Huerter.
The Kings sent a lottery-protected first-rounder to Atlanta in 2024 for the sniper, who makes the top-12 in 2025 and the top-10 in 2026. Huerter averaged 12.1 PPG at 45.4% from the floor in 29.6 minutes per game last season.
Zach Lavine back with cops
The all-star guard took a cigar puff of victory after agreeing a big deposit with Chicago: five years, $215 million in a major contract extension.
LaVine, who has been with Chicago for the past five seasons, helped lead the roster to its first playoff appearance during his tenure there. Last season he averaged 24.4 PPG.
Wall, Asked for ink treated clippers.
It was known that former All-Star guard John Wall wanted to travel to LA to join the Clippers, but on Friday the terms of the deal were released: two years for $13.2 million at the mid-level.
Wall last played for Houston in the 2020-21 season where he posted 20.7 PPG on 44% shooting.
The squad also announced they would rejoin veteran 3-and-D forward Nicolas Batum on a two-year, $22 million deal. Batum posted 8.3 PPG last season and shot 40% from deep.
Ricky Rubio returns to Cleveland
Ricky Rubio has agreed to a three-year, $18.4 million deal to return to the Cavaliers.
Knicks nab Mitchell Robinson
New York has agreed a four-year, $60 million deal with center Mitchell Robinson.
Robinson, 24, averaged 8.5 points and 8.6 rebounds last season.
Bruce Brown to nuggets
Guard Bruce Brown, a strong fullback who averaged more than one steal per game last season, has agreed a two-year, $13 million deal with the Denver Nuggets.
Jokic gets the richest deal ever
There’s a new highest-paid player in NBA history: Nikola Jokić.
Jokić averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game for the Denver Nuggets last season while becoming MVP for the second straight year.
Morant gets rookie max extension from memphis
All-NBA guard Ja Morant has agreed a new five-year deal with the Grizzlies that could be worth $231 million.
The 2021-22 Most Improved Player averaged 27.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds in his third season.
cities re-ups with Minnesota
Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed a supermax extension with the Timberwolves.
The three-time All-Star center averaged 24.6 points and 9.8 rebounds in his seventh season and led the Wolves to their first playoff spot in four years.
Payton on road
Gary Payton II, who was signed by the Warriors last year after waivers were resolved and helped the team win the title, is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Trail Blazers. The 29-year-old guard averaged 7.1 points in 17.6 minutes in his sixth season.
Brunson agree to deal with it curtsy
New York moved all in on free agent point guard Jalen Brunson, which worked.
Brunson, 25, has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $104 million deal with a player option for last season. The rising guard averaged career bests in points (16.3), assists (4.8) and rebounds (3.9) in his fourth season with the Mavericks.
durant demands trade
Bombs don’t get much bigger than this.
Two-time Finals MVP and 12-time All-Star Kevin Durant officially requested a trade from Brooklyn on Thursday, and the Nets are reportedly planning to work with Durant to find him a new home.
Devin Booker collect with Phoenix
Booker plans to extend his stay in the desert as he signs a four-year, $224 million deal.
Last season, the All-Star Guard led the Suns with 26.8 points per game and added 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
spores Ship murray to Atlanta
Dejounte Murray, fresh from his first All-Star appearance, will now join Trae Young in building a dynamic young backcourt in Atlanta.
Murray averaged 21.1 points, 9.2 assists, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals for San Antonio last season.
hardening rejects the option Philadelphia
James Harden was traded from Brooklyn to Philadelphia last season, played 21 games with the Sixers and averaged 21.0 points, 10.5 assists and 7.1 rebounds.
Those numbers dropped dramatically in playoff time, when he had 18.6 points, 8.6 assists, and 5.7 rebounds over two rounds. He’s reportedly meeting with the 76ers over the weekend to iron out a new deal.
beal signs new Max deal Washington
Bradley Beal has spent his entire 10-year career in Washington and the streak continues after Beal signed a new Max extension with the Wizards.
A three-time All-Star, Beal averaged 30.5 points and 31.3 points in 2019-20 and 2020-21, respectively.
there stay inside Oklahoma City
After turning down his player option, Lu Dort signed a five-year, $87.5 million deal to remain in Oklahoma City.
There, last season with OKC, he posted career-highs, averaging 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.
Portis stay in Milwaukee
Portis, who spent his last two seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, one of which is a championship season, re-signs with the Bucks to a four-year, $49 million contract.
Portis averaged 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds last season.
PJ Tucker when moving to 76er
Tucker, 37, committed to at least three more years in the league and signed a three-year, $33.2 million deal to join the Sixers.
For the Heat, Tucker averaged 7.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season.
Fernee Simons will be extended in Portland
After four promising seasons with the Trail Blazers, Simons has agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension with Portland.
Simons averaged 17.3 points per game in his fourth season and shot 40.5% from long range.
Monk lands in Sacramento
After a season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Malik Monk has signed a two-year, $19 million contract with the Sacramento Kings.
Monk averaged 13.8 points on 39.1% shooting from 3 points last season for the Lakers.
Victor Oladipo stay in Miami
Victor Oladipo has agreed to remain in Miami on a one-year, $11 million deal.
Oladipo averaged 12.4 points and 3.5 assists on 41.7% of three for Miami last season.
Marvin Bagley will stay in Detroit
Bagley will continue his career in Detroit after signing a three-year, $37 million deal.
In 48 games last season, Bagley averaged 11.3 points and 7 rebounds per game.
Joe Ingles leaves Portland
Ingles, who ended last season after eight years with the Jazz with the Trail Blazers, has agreed a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the Bucks. The guard-forward averaged 7.2 points and 3.5 assists per game in 2021-22.
Lonnie Walker IV to the west coast!
Lonnie Walker has agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
Walker averaged 12.1 points for the San Antonio Spurs last season.
Kyle Anderson to Minnesota
Kyle Anderson will bring his talents to the Timberwolves after signing a two-year, $18 million deal.
Anderson averaged 7.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the Memphis Grizzlies last season.
gary harris‘Extended stay in Orlando
Harris will continue his time at Orlando after signing a two-year, $26 million contract extension.
Harris averaged 11.1 points per game last season.
Bamba was paid
Mo Bamba will continue to play in Orlando after signing a two-year, $21 million deal during free agency hours. He averaged 10.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while scoring 38.1% from three goals last season.
drummond to the windy city!
Andre Drummond, who has bounced around a lot in the NBA over the past two seasons, has agreed to a two-year, $6.6 million deal with the Bulls.
In 2021-22, Drummond averaged 7.9 points and 9.3 rebounds for the Sixers and Nets.
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