Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving, Khris Middleton and Kyle Kuzma are among the stars agreeing


NBA free agency has gotten off to a fast-paced start, with multiple players already agreeing to massive, life-changing contracts. 

Within the first hour of free agency opening, a reported $1.02 billion in salaries was committed as teams began to splash a serious amount of cash.

Players changing teams cannot officially sign with new teams until July 6 and details may be subject to change.

Here, Mail Sport take a look at all of Friday night’s big deals and who’s moving where, so you don’t miss a thing…

Kyrie Irving staying in Dallas

Kyrie Irving has reportedly agreed a $126million, three-year contract to remain with the Dallas Mavericks, ending talk of him exploring other options in free agency.

The controversial 2016 NBA champion arrived in Texas from the Brooklyn Nets in February, after requesting a trade, but the team fell short of the playoffs.

Irving had been linked with the Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat and Houston Rockets among others in free agency, but he has opted to stick with the Mavericks.

Kyrie Irving has decided to stay in Dallas, agreeing a three-year $126million deal with the Mavs

Kyrie Irving has decided to stay in Dallas, agreeing a three-year $126million deal with the Mavs

Draymond Green stays in Golden State 

Draymond Green will be staying with the Golden State Warriors after agreeing to a new $100million, four-year deal, it has been reported.

The four-time NBA champion declined his $27.5million player option last week, but has since agreed a lucrative new contract that will take him through until the age of 37.

It also paves the way for Green to retire with the Warriors after playing his entire career with the team, having been drafted No 35 overall in 2012.

He won titles with the team in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022, and is a four-time All-Star.

Green’s deal was brokered by CEO of Klutch Sports, Rich Paul.

Draymond Green will continue with the Golden State Warriors after agreeing a new contract

Draymond Green will continue with the Golden State Warriors after agreeing a new contract

Fred VanVleet gets a max deal from Houston

Fred VanVleet has agreed to a three-year $130 million max deal with the Houston Rockets.

VanVleet averaged 19.3 points, 7.2 assists, and 4.1 rebounds last season with the Toronto Raptors. 

The 29-year-old point guard was a major part of the Raptors 2019 NBA Finals Championship victory and earned his first All-Star appearance during the 2021-2022 season.

VanVleet was considered to be one of the most sought-after free agents this offseason and has now netted himself a major paycheck as he looks set to be the centerpiece of newly hired head coach Ime Udoka’s new project.

Fred VanVleet has agreed to a max contract worth $130 million over three years with Houston

Fred VanVleet has agreed to a max contract worth $130 million over three years with Houston

Kyle Kuzma remains a Wizard

Kyle Kuzma and the Wizards have agreed to a four-year $102million contract that will keep the star forward in Washington, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Kuzma recently declined the $13 million player option in his contract for next season, allowing him to enter free agency, but had admitted he was open to staying with the franchise. 

‘It’s 100 percent an option… I’ve had a great time here,’ Kuzma said. ‘I’ve developed my game significantly here, and there’s good people here. I’d be a fool to say it’s not an option for me.’ 

The soon-to-be 28-year-old averaged a career-high 21.2 points to go along with 7.2 rebounds and was expected to be one of the more sought-after free agents on the market this summer.

Kyle Kuzma has agreed to a four-year deal for $102million that will keep him with the Wizards

Kyle Kuzma has agreed to a four-year deal for $102million that will keep him with the Wizards

Khris Middleton back with the Bucks

Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a three-year deal $102 million deal that will extend his stay with the franchise.

Middleton had declined the $40.4 million option in his contract in a move that was long expected in order to secure him a long-term deal.

The 31-year-old forward battled injuries this season and played in only 33 regular-season games while averaging 15.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc.

Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a three-year deal worth $102 million

Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a three-year deal worth $102 million

Jerami Grant remains in Portland

The Portland Trail Blazers and Jerami Grant have agreed to five-year $160 million contract that will keep the super athletic small forward with the team long term.

Grant played 63 games last season for the Trail Blazers and averaged 20.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assist.

It was the second time in his career that Grant averaged at least 20 points a game, with the first time coming during his breakout season with Detroit Pistons back during the 2020-21 campaign.

The Athletic recently reported that part of the dream scenario for Portland to convince Damian Lillard to remain with the team involved re-signing Grant.

The Portland Trail Blazers and Jerami Grant have agreed to five-year $160 million new deal

The Portland Trail Blazers and Jerami Grant have agreed to five-year $160 million new deal

Cam Johnson extends his stay in Brooklyn

Restricted free agent forward Cam Johnson has agreed to a four-year $108 million deal to remain with the Brooklyn Nets.

Johnson was acquired by Brooklyn in the blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns.

The 27-year-old initially missed the first two months of the season due to a knee injury but played in every game for the remainder of the campaign after being dealt to Brooklyn.

He averaged 16.6 points per game and 30.8 minutes a night after putting on a Nets uniform.

Cameron Johnson and the Nets have agreed to a four-year million deal to keep him in Brooklyn

Cameron Johnson and the Nets have agreed to a four-year million deal to keep him in Brooklyn

Bruce Brown moving to Indiana 

The Indiana Pacers have agreed to sign Bruce Brown to a two-year $45 million contract following the guard’s impressive stint with the NBA champion Denver Nuggets.

Brown’s contract is said to contain an option for the second season, meaning he could opt out and once again become a free agent next offseason.

He averaged 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals off the bench during Denver’s postseason run, after carving out a niche as one of the team’s most important role players.

Brown declined the $6.8 million option in his contract earlier this offseason which allowed him to hit the market as a free agent.

Bruce Brown has agreed to a two-year deal with the Indiana Pacers following his stint in Denver

Bruce Brown has agreed to a two-year deal with the Indiana Pacers following his stint in Denver

Gabe Vincent finds a new home with the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers and guard Gabe Vincent have agreed to terms on a three-year $33 million deal.

After going undrafted out of UC Santa Barbara, Vincent became a key part of the No.8 seed Miami Heat’s Cinderella run to the NBA Finals. He initially entered the league on an Exhibit 10 contract with the Sacramento Kings worth only $50,00 before being released the next day.

The 27-year-old became an even more pivotal part of the rotation after Tyler Herro suffered a broken hand in the first game of the round one series against Milwaukee.

Vincent put forth five 20-point games during the playoffs and his 51 3-pointers were the third most ever record by a Heat player in a single postseason.

The LA Lakers and guard Gabe Vincent have agreed to terms on a three-year $33 million deal

The LA Lakers and guard Gabe Vincent have agreed to terms on a three-year $33 million deal

Jakob Poeltl extends his time in Toronto

Jakob Poeltl has agreed to a $80 million contract that will make sure he remains with the Toronto Raptors for another four years.

The 27-year-old center averaged 12.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks through 72 games last season.

Poeltl played only 26 of those 72 games in Toronto last season, after he was acquired in a trade from the San Antonio Spurs.

The trade served as a homecoming for Poeltl who was originally drafted No. 9 overall by the Raptors in 2016, but was traded to the Spurs in 2018 as part of the Kawhi Leonard.

Jakob Poeltl has agreed to a $80 million contract that will keep him with the Toronto Raptors

Jakob Poeltl has agreed to a $80 million contract that will keep him with the Toronto Raptors 

Joe Ingles lands deal with the Magic

Joe Ingles has agreed to a contract with the Orlando Magic for two years and $22 million following his stint with the Milwaukee Bucks.

He missed the first part of the season as he was recovering from a torn ACL and did not take the court until December.

After returning from injury Ingles worked his way into an important role off the bench and averaged 6.9 points and 3.3 assists per game while shooting nearly 41% on his 3-point attempts.

The 35-year-old Ingles made his NBA debut at age 27 after playing overseas and played the first eight seasons of his career with the Utah Jazz before the one year in Milwaukee.

Forward Joe Ingles has agreed to a two-year $22 million contract with the Orlando Magic

Forward Joe Ingles has agreed to a two-year $22 million contract with the Orlando Magic

Herbert Jones not leaving New Orleans

Herb Jones has agreed to a four-year for $54 million contract that will ensure he stays with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The 24-year-old Jones was selected by New Orleans in the second round of the 2021 draft, and quickly found his way into the starting lineup in large part due to his defensive ability.

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 9.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists last season. He has also shown impressive durability after starting in 135 of a possible 144 games.

Herb Jones has agreed to a four-year for $54 million contract keeping him with the Pelicans

Herb Jones has agreed to a four-year for $54 million contract keeping him with the Pelicans

Rui Hachimura remains in LA

The Los Angeles Lakers and Rui Hachimura have agreed to a three-year $51 million contract that will keep the 25-year-old in purple & gold going forward.

After being acquired in a midseason trade with the Washington Wizards Hachimura proved he could fit in as a valuable rotation piece going forward.

In his 33 games in an LA jersey he averaged 9.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. He went on to excel during the playoffs and increased his scoring output to 12.2 points per game and shot 48.7 percent from beyond the arc.

LA had previously extended a $7.7 million qualifying offer to Hachimura making him a restricted free agent and from that point on most predicted him to remain with the Lakers.

Rui Hachimura will remain with the Lakers after agreeing to a three-year $51 million contract

Rui Hachimura will remain with the Lakers after agreeing to a three-year $51 million contract

Dennis Schroder heading to Toronto

Veteran point guard Dennis Schroder is set to replace Fred VanVleet in Toronto after  agreeing to a two-year deal with the Raptors for $26 million.

Schroder appeared in 66 games for the Los Angeles Lakers last season and averaged 12.6 points and 4.5 assists in 30.1 minutes per game.

The 29-year-old has proved to be a reliable albeit not spectacular floor general throughout his nine seasons since being drafted in the first round of the 2013 draft by the Atlanta Hawks.

He has experience as both a starter and a rotational player off the bench and should have no issue filling either role for the Raptors.

Dennis Schroder has agreed to a two-year $26 million contract with the Tornoto Raptors

Dennis Schroder has agreed to a two-year $26 million contract with the Tornoto Raptors

Miami agrees to two deals 

The Miami Heat have agreed to two-year deals with guard Josh Richardson and Kevin Love.

Richarson averaged 10.1 points last season after splitting time between the San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans.

The 29-year-old veteran was originally drafted by the Heat in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft and has since suited up for the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers, along with the aforementioned Spurs and Pelicans.

Love fell out of favor in Cleveland where he once raised an NBA Finals trophy alongside LeBron James back in 2016 and was bought out by the team in February before landing in Miami.

The soon-to-be 35-year-old averaged 7.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 20 minutes per game during the regular season with Miami. He then started 18 games for them in the playoffs.

Kevin Love

Josh Richardson

The Miami Heat have agreed to two-year-deals with both Kevin Love and Josh Richardson

Seth Curry dashes to Dallas 

Sharp shooting Seth Curry has agreed to join the Dallas Mavericks on a two-year deal that will see him depart the Brooklyn Nets.

Curry averaged 9.2 points per game last season, and it was the first time in five years he failed to register more than 10 ppg.

He also has never recorded less than 40 percent from 3-point range during his nine years in the NBA.

Sharp shooting Seth Curry (30) has agreed to join the Dallas Mavericks on a two-year contract

Sharp shooting Seth Curry (30) has agreed to join the Dallas Mavericks on a two-year contract

 



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