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.


  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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