Latest Free agency News

Zach LaVine says he's coming back to the Chicago Bulls

Jul. 01, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine is staying with the Chicago Bulls. The two-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist said Friday he has agreed to a new deal with the Bulls. LaVine will be signing a five-year max contract worth about $215 million, according to a person with direct...

5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

Jul. 01, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history, Bradley...

Beal agrees to 5-year, $251M contact with Washington

Jun. 30, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards have agreed on a five-year contract that could pay him as much as $251 million — one of the largest contracts in NBA history. Beal’s announcement was made by his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports. The decision came almost...

Hornets forward Miles Bridges arrested on eve of free agency

Jun. 30, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles after a warrant was issued, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD spokeswoman Lizeth Lomeli confirmed Bridges was arrested, but did not release details on the charges. TMZ reported that...

AP source: Harden declines $47M option with Philadelphia

Jun. 29, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

James Harden is taking less with hopes the Philadelphia 76ers can do more. A person familiar with the situation said Harden chose not to exercise his $47.4 million option for next season and will become a free agent — but with no designs on leaving Philadelphia. Harden made the...

LA Kings get Kevin Fiala in trade with Minnesota Wild

Jun. 29, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings acquired high-scoring forward Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for their first-round pick in the upcoming draft and prospect Brock Faber. Fiala is a restricted free agent, but the Kings are expected to sign the...

NBA free agency opens Thursday, starting deal-making season

Jun. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency officially opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract — although, in reality, free agency and the slew of offseason...

Lakers pick up options on Stanley Johnson, Wenyen Gabriel

Jun. 29, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers exercised their team options for next season Wednesday on Stanley Johnson and Wenyen Gabriel. Johnson started 27 of his 48 games last season for the Lakers, who signed the Orange County native as a free agent on Christmas Eve....

After parade, work begins for Avs in bid to repeat as champs

Jun. 29, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri will be jubilantly waving to the fans at the parade Thursday through the streets of Denver. Possibly waving goodbye, too. Some tough decisions loom for the Colorado Avalanche after dethroning the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup...

AP source: Knicks dealing Alec Burks, Noel to Pistons

Jun. 28, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks are trading Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks to the Detroit Pistons, a person with knowledge of the details said Tuesday, moves that free up nearly $20 million more for free agency. Having already agreed to send Kemba Walker to the Pistons on draft...