Free agency has begun and we’re keeping tabs on all the signings that have happened so far.
Let’s take a look!
BIGGEST SIGNINGS (SO FAR)
Kyrie Irving – Dallas Mavericks (3 years, $126M)
Kyrie has signed a sub-max contract with Dallas that includes a player option for the third year.
His timeline is aligned with Luka Doncic’s current deal. The Kyrie rumors can finally be put to bed.
“Once the Lakers didn’t acquire Kyrie Irving ahead of the 2023 trade deadline, it was highly unlikely he’d end up in LA this summer,” Lakers insider Jovan Buha said. “LA would’ve had to either gut their depth or hard-capped themselves in a S&T. This finally puts the rumors to rest.”
Irving will look to forge a winning team beside Slovenian superstar Doncic and put a rather forgettable 2022-23 season behind them.
Derrick Rose – Memphis Grizzlies (2 years, $6.5M)
In a surprise move, Derrick Rose is headed to Memphis with a fully guaranteed deal.
The team reportedly want his leadership on the floor and in the locker room and D Rose would be the perfect mentor for a struggling Ja Morant.
Rose played his college years in Memphis, so while it might not be a Chicago homecoming, it is a homecoming of sorts.
Fred VanVleet – Houston Rockets (3 years, $130M)
29-year-old Fred VanVleet is headed to Houston on the largest contract for any undrafted player in NBA history.
“Adding VanVleet, an established, accomplished player at the biggest position of need, is a monumental shift in Houston’s rebuilding timeline,” The Athletic’s Kelly Iko said. “As soon as it was realized internally that a future without James Harden was the likely route, the front office quickly shifted its attention towards VanVleet, a hard-nosed natural playmaker and were prepared to aggressively chase him.”
Draymond Green – Golden State Warriors (4 years, $100M)
As everyone largely expected, Draymond Green and the Dubs have agreed to a new deal that includes a player option in the fourth year.
“The first year of this four-year extension begins at $22.3 million, per league sources,” The Athletic’s Anthony Slater said. “That $5.3 million haircut will actually result in around $43 million of tax savings for a Warriors front office and ownership group that had long been concerned about how high this season’s bill might go.”
It would have been strange to see Draymond on a different team and Golden State’s championship window remains very much open with him on the roster.
Bruce Brown – Indiana Pacers (2 years, $45M)
The Nuggets lose a key championship piece in Bruce Brown as he heads to Indiana.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Nuggets were limited in what they could pay.
Brown could build a solid combination with players like Tyrese Haliburton.
“Losing Bruce Brown is tough for the Nuggets but they have so many good young players who could replace his minutes,” The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor said. “Christian Braun obviously played Finals minutes but Peyton Watson was good in spurts as a rookie too. Jalen Pickett perfectly fits the system. A ton of options.”
Brown now has a higher average salary than Domantas Sabonis and Dejounte Murray. Wild
Kyle Kuzma – Washington Wizards (4 years, $102M)
After taking a shorter deal with the Lakers three years ago, Kuz is cashing in after a career-best season with the Wizards.
The forward averaged 21.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists on 33.3 percent shooting from three and 44.8 shooting from the field.
He also had ten games with 30 or more points – the most in a season in his career.
Expect him and Jordan Poole to combine for plenty of points.
Khris Middleton – Milwaukee Bucks (3 years, $102M)
The Bucks will retain their 2021 championship forward in Khris Middleton.
He had a few injury troubles last season, which led to him shooting 31.5 percent from three in 33 games last season – both were his fewest since his rookie year.
Middleton will look to bounce back this upcoming season.
Gabe Vincent – Los Angeles Lakers (3 years, $33M)
In a signing no one saw coming, LA have secured Miami point guard Gabe Vincent’s services.
“The Heat tried to keep Vincent, whom they considered the best point guard on their roster, and president Pat Riley reportedly met with Vincent in Los Angeles to keep him,” The Athletic’s Joe Vardon revealed. “But the Lakers’ $33 million offer was significantly higher than what the Heat wanted to offer.”
The Lakers have swooped in at the perfect time as Vincent enjoyed a breakout season during the Heat’s run to the Finals.
Vincent was among the top four players alongside Jamal Murray, Steph Curry and Jayson Tatum with the most threes during the 2023 playoffs.
Rui Hachimura – Los Angeles Lakers (3 years, $51M)
Fan favorite Rui Hachimura will remain a Laker for the foreseeable future after he was a key piece in their playoffs campaign.
MORE SIGNINGS (SO FAR)
Kevin Love – Miami Heat (2 years, $7.7M)
Coby White – Chicago Bulls (3 years, $40M)
Keita Bates-Diop – Phoenix Suns (2 years, $5M)
Jevon Carter – Chicago Bulls (3 years, $20M)
Caris LeVert – Cleveland Cavaliers (2 years, $32M)
Trey Lyles – Sacramento Kings Kings (2 years, $16 million)
Jerami Grant – Portland Trail Blazers (5 years, $160M)
Taurean Prince – Los Angeles Lakers (1 year, $4.5M)
Reggie Jackson – Denver Nuggets (2 years, $10.25M)
Herb Jones – New Orleans Pelicans (4 years, $54M)
Dennis Schroder – Toronto Raptors (2 years, $26M)
Cam Johnson – Brooklyn Nets (4 years, $108M)
Georges Niang – Cleveland Cavalier (3 years, $26M)
Jakob Poeltl – Toronto Raptors (4 years, $80M)
Julian Champagnie – San Antonio Spurs (4 years, $12M)
Tre Jones – San Antonio Spurs (2 years, $20M)
Joe Ingles – Orlando Magic (2 years, $22M)
Shake Milton – Minnesota Timberwolves (2 years, $10M)
-Yuta Watanabe has agreed on a deal with the Phoenix Suns
-Josh Richardson has agreed on a two-year deal with the Miami Heat
-Oshae Brissett has agreed to a two-year deal with the Boston Celtics
-Seth Curry has agreed on a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks
-Miami Heat is trading Victor Oladipo to Oklahoma City Thunder
-Washington Wizards are trading guard Monte Morris to the Detroit Pistons
-Free agent Cam Reddish has agreed to a two-year deal with the Lakers
-Chimezie Metu agreed to one-year deal with the Suns
-Nickeil Alexander-Walker signed a 2-year deal with Minnesota
-Josh Okogie has reached an agreement to return to the Phoenix Suns
-DeAndre Jordan and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a new deal
-Damion Lee and Phoenix Suns agree to one-year deal
So far, players including James Harden, D’Angelo Russell, Dillon Brooks, Brook Lopez, Christian Wood, Kelly Oubre, Donte DiVincenzo and Russell Westbrook remained unsigned.