NBA 2022 Free Agency: Day 2 Recap

The rate of the contract agreements reported on the second day of the NBA’s free agent period slowed down a little after a fast-paced first day on Thursday. Still, we saw another 20-plus free agents come off the board, including one who became the second free agent to receive a maximum-salary commitment this summer.

[RELATED: 2022 NBA Free Agent Tracker]

It was also an eventful day in non-free agent NBA news, with a three-time Defensive Player of the Year headlining a blockbuster trade agreement and a former No. 1 overall pick nearing a maximum-salary contract extension.

Listed below are the highlights from around the NBA on Friday.


Free agent agreements:

These deals aren’t yet official, so the reported terms could change — or agreements could fall through altogether. Generally speaking though, teams and players are on track to finalize these agreements sometime after the moratorium ends on July 6.

Note: Some of these salary figures may include options, incentives, or non-guaranteed money.

  1. Zach LaVinebulls agree to five-year, $215.16MM (maximum salary) contract.
  2. Jusuf NurkicTrail Blazers agree to four-year, $70MM contract.
  3. Mitchell RobinsonKnicks agree to four-year, $60MM contract.
  4. Kevon Looneywarriors agree to three-year, $25.5MM contract.
  5. Ricky Rubiocavaliers agree to three-year, $18.4MM contract.
  6. John Wallclippers agree to two-year, $13.2MM contract.
  7. Bruce Brownnuggets agree to two-year, $13MM contract.
  8. Danilo GallinariCeltics agree to two-year, $13MM contract.
  9. Jalen SmithPacers agree to two-year, $9.6MM contract.
  10. Donte DiVincenzowarriors agree to two-year, $9.3MM contract.
  11. Derrick Jonesbulls agree to two-year, $6.6MM contract.
  12. Bryn ForbesTimberwolves agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  13. Aaron Holidayhawks agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  14. Damion Leesuns agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  15. Robin Lopezcavaliers agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  16. Raul Netocavaliers agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  17. bol bolmagic agree to two-year contract.
  18. Luke KornetCeltics agree to two-year contract.
  19. Otto Porterraptors agree to two-year contract.
  20. Drew EubanksTrail Blazers agree to one year contract.
  21. Theo PinsonMavericks agree to one year contract.

trade:

  1. Jazz agree to trade Rudy Gobert to Timberwolves for five players, four first-round picks (three unprotected), and a pick swap.
  2. Pacers agree to trade Malcolm Brogdon to Celtics for five players – including Daniel Theis and Aaron Nesmith – and a 2023 first-round pick (top-12 protected).
  3. hawks agree to trade Kevin Hurter to Kings for Justin HolidayMaurice Harklessand a 2024 first-round pick (top-14 protected).

Other news:

  1. Zion WilliamsonPelicans nearing five-year, maximum-salary rookie scale extension (expected to include protections related to games played and/or injury).
  2. the nets are reportedly seeking a “historic haul” for Kevin Durant† Here are the latest rumors.
  3. Nemanja Bjelica agrees to sign two-year, $4MM contract with Turkish team Fenerbahce.

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