The first day of the 2022 free agency has been an absolutely chaotic one. There have been plenty of moves to begin with and there are a lot of potential moves still brewing. Prior to free agency, it was confirmed that both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will be on the trade market, Deandre Ayton is yet to sign a contract extension, and what will happen with James Harden's contract in Philadelphia?
For all the unanswered questions, there are plenty of answered ones. The likes of Nikola Jokic, Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, and Ja Morant signed blockbuster contract extensions with their teams, while Jalen Brunson became the first non-All-Star in NBA history to sign a contract for over $100M when the New York Knicks signed him from Dallas.
We know where PJ Tucker is headed next season along with the answers to what the Lakers supporting cast may look like. Deals will continue happening through the night and for the rest of the summer, but the first day is always the most exciting. Here is the list of all players to have signed contract extensions or switched teams so far in free agency.
Notable Contract Extensions
Nikola Jokic - 5-year deal, $270M (Denver Nuggets)
Karl-Anthony Towns - 4-year deal, $224M (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Devin Booker - 4-year deal, $224M (Phoenix Suns)
Ja Morant - 5-year deal, $193M - $231M (Memphis Grizzlies)
Bradley Beal - 3-year deal, $250M (Washington Wizards)
Victor Oladipo - 1-year deal, $11 million (Miami Heat)
Luguentz Dort - 5-year, $87M (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Amir Coffey - 3-year deal, $11M (LA Clippers)
Bobby Portis - 4-year deal, $49M (Milwaukee Bucks)
Mohamed Bamba - 2-year deal, $21M (Orlando Magic)
Anfernee Simons - 4-year deal, $100M (Portland Trail Blazers)
Dewayne Dedmon - 2-year deal, $9M (Miami Heat)
Chris Boucher - 3-year deal, $35M (Toronto Raptors)
Thaddeus Young - 2-year deal, $16M (Toronto Raptors)
Tyus Jones - 2-year deal, $30M (Memphis Grizzlies)
Nicolas Batum - 2-year deal, $22M (LA Clippers)
Jae'Sean Tate - 3-year deal, $22M (Houston Rockets)
Patty Mills - 2-year deal, $14.5M (Brooklyn Nets)
Nicolas Claxton - 2-year deal, $20M (Brooklyn Nets)
Marvin Bagley III - 3-year deal, $37M (Detroit Pistons)
Gary Harris - 2-year deal, $26M (Orlando Magic)
Jevon Carter - 2-year deal, salary not disclosed (Milwaukee Bucks)
Anthony Gill - 2-year deal, salary not disclosed (Washington Wizards)
All Free Agency Signings
Jalen Brunson - 4-year deal, $104M (New York Knicks)
Gary Payton II - 3-year deal, $28M (Portland Trail Blazers)
Malik Monk - 2-year deal, $19M (Sacramento Kings)
PJ Tucker - 3-year deal, $33M (Philadelphia 76ers)
Andre Drummond - 2-year deal, $6.6M (Chicago Bulls)
Isiah Hartenstein - 2-year deal, $16M (New York Knicks)
Kyle Anderson - 2-year deal, $18 million (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Danuel House - 2-year deal, $8.5M (Philadelphia 76ers)
JaVale McGee - 3-year deal, $20M (Dallas Mavericks)
Lonnie Walker IV - 1-year deal, $6.5M (Los Angeles Lakers)
Troy Brown - 1-year deal, $1.8M (Los Angeles Lakers)
Juan Tuscano-Anderson - 1-year deal, $1.8M (Los Angeles Lakers)
Kevin Knox - 2-year deal, $6M (Detroit Pistons)
Delon Wright - 2-year deal, $16M (Washington Wizards)
DeAndre Jordan - 1-year deal, $1.8M (Denver Nuggets)
Wesley Matthews - 1-year deal, $1.8M (Milwaukee Bucks)
Damian Jones - 2-year deal, salary not disclosed (Los Angeles Lakers)
Joe Ingles - length not disclosed, salary not disclosed (Milwaukee Bucks)
Day 1 of Free Agency had promised a little more action with all the names that are yet to confirm their futures. Some cases are more complex than others, so those will take a few days to come to solutions. The Kevin Durant trade may not happen anytime soon as it is a massive undertaking on anyone's part to dedicate those resources and then make a decision on a star like KD. The Nets will be extra cautious themselves.
The situations for Zach LaVine and Deandre Ayton still look foggy as well, with neither man having signed with their incumbent teams. LaVine looks likely to be returning to the Bulls but Ayton's relationship with Phoenix seems to have gone by now. Only the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs have cap space right now, so finding a home for any big names has to happen through sign-and-trades.
The rest of the week is bound to be active with player movement as the teams for the 2022-23 season have finally started shaping up.