It has been a wild first day of free agency, with 12 of our top 20 free agents coming off the board, and nearly half of our top 50 FAs reaching contract agreements with teams around the NBA. None of these deals are official yet, since players can’t formally sign new contracts until the July moratorium lifts on July 7th. Still, it’s highly likely that all of the agreements listed below will become official at some point later this month.
In case you weren’t able to follow along with our updates throughout the first day of free agency, a recap of the day’s highlights can be found below. Going forward, be sure to keep tabs on our free agent tracker for all the latest updates on contract agreements for free agents.
- Mike Conley, G (Grizzlies): Five years, max salary
- DeMar DeRozan, G (Raptors): Five years, $139MM
- Bradley Beal, G (Wizards): Five years, max salary
- Andre Drummond, C (Pistons): Five years, max salary
- Nicolas Batum, F (Hornets): Five years, $120MM
- Hassan Whiteside, C (Heat): Four years, max salary
- Chandler Parsons, F (Grizzlies): Four years, max salary
- Evan Fournier, G (Magic): Five years, $85MM
- Joakim Noah, C (Knicks): Four years, $72MM
- Dwight Howard, C (Hawks): Three years, $70.5MM
- Kent Bazemore, F/G (Hawks): Four years, $70MM
- Evan Turner, G/F (Trail Blazers): Four years, $70MM
- Timofey Mozgov, C (Lakers): Four years, $64MM
- Jordan Clarkson, G (Lakers): Four years, $50MM
- Solomon Hill, F (Pelicans): Four years, $48MM
- Matthew Dellavedova, G (Bucks): Four years, $38.4MM (offer sheet)
- Jeremy Lin, G (Nets): Three years, $36MM
- E’Twaun Moore, G (Pelicans): Four years, $34MM
- Jared Dudley, F (Suns): Three years, $30MM
- Al Jefferson, F/C (Pacers): Three years, $30MM
- Mirza Teletovic, F (Bucks): Three years, $30MM
- D.J. Augustin, G (Magic): Four years, $29MM
- Jerryd Bayless, G (Sixers): Three years, $27MM
- Darrell Arthur, F (Nuggets): Three years, $23MM
- Ish Smith, G (Pistons): Three years, $18MM
- Jeff Green, F (Magic): One year, $15MM
- Justin Hamilton, C (Nets): Two years, $6MM
Other notable news/rumors:
- O.J. Mayo was dismissed from the NBA for a drug violation.
- At least four teams are challenging the Heat for Dwyane Wade.
- Al Horford met with four clubs on Friday and is expected to make a decision this weekend.
- The Bulls met with Rajon Rondo, who has received interest from a few other teams too.
- The Kings may be increasingly willing to trade Rudy Gay.
- The Trail Blazers offered Chandler Parsons a max deal before he chose the Grizzlies.
- The Warriors are expected to retain Harrison Barnes if they can’t sign Kevin Durant.
- Durant’s meetings with the Warriors and Clippers went well. He’ll meet with the Spurs and Celtics on Saturday.