Free agency tracker: Live updates on news, signings and trades

Free agency tracker: Live updates on news, signings and trades

When the clock strikes 6:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 30, free-agent negotiations will begin.

This year's free-agent class isn't one of the deepest in recent memory, but it's still headlined by a trio of multi-time All-Stars in Zach LaVine, Bradley Beal and James Harden. It also features one of the league's rising stars in Deandre Ayton and one of this season's breakout players in Jalen Brunson.

Click here for a ranking of the top 25 players available in free agency by TSN's Steph Noh.

While players can't officially sign deals until 12:01 p.m. ET on July 6, plenty of them will agree to terms over the coming week. As they do, The Sporting News will be tracking all of the notable signings and trades.

Click below to jump down for more information on the biggest deals.

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The Lakers have targeted more youthful pieces in free agency so far. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Los Angeles has signed both Lonnie Walker IV and Troy Brown Jr.

Walker, 23, is a high-flying athlete who averaged 12.1 points per game for the Spurs last season. Brown, 22, is a versatile wing who just two seasons ago averaged 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Wizards.

The Pistons traded for the former No. 2 overall pick last season and Bagley was solid for his new team, averaging 14.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Detroit seems to like his potential for the future of the franchise, as it has signed Bagley to a three-year, $37 million deal, per Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

Despite rumors that the Magic were ready to move on from Bamba, the former top-five pick has signed a two-year, $21 million deal to return to Orlando, per Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

Bamba, 24, averaged 10.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.5 3s per game last season.

The Thunder have reportedly reached a five-year, $87.5 million deal with Dort, one of the league's premier defensive stoppers. Dort averaged career-highs across the board last season, posting 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.9 steals per game.

The Lakers lost out on Monk, who signed a two-year, $19 million deal with the Kings, per a number of sources.

Los Angeles did make one signing so far, though. It added frontcourt depth in Jones – a 27-year-old center who averaged 8.1 points and 4.4 rebounds for the Kings last season – on a two-year deal, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The dollar amount has not yet been announced.

The Trail Blazers have locked up their 23-year-old rising star for the future, inking Simons to a four-year, $100 million contract extension, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Simons enjoyed a breakout season last year, averaging 17.3 points and 3.9 assists per game.

As reports indicated leading up to free agency, Tucker will reunite with his former teammate in James Harden and former front office personnel in Daryl Morey by signing a three-year, $33.2 million deal with the 76ers, The Athletic's Shams Charania announced.

Right as free agency tipped off, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported two massive deals for stars reaching max contract extensions.

Reigning two-time MVP Nikola Jokic has agreed to a five-year, $264 million supermax extension with the Nuggets, while Devin Booker has agreed to a four-year, $214 million supermax contract with the Suns. Charania also added that Booker will be the cover athlete for NBA 2K23.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski also joined in on the fun, announcing Bradley Beal's five-year, $251 million max contract to stay with the Wizards.

The Mavericks were expected to get one more meeting with Brunson, but NBA Insider Marc Stein was first to report that the meeting was called off moments before free agency began.

Ensuingly, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Brunson intends to sign a four-year, "near" $110 million deal with the Knicks. He added that the Mavericks never received a chance to make an offer for the rising star guard.

During the madness of Kevin Durant's trade request from Brooklyn, The Athletic's Shams Charania also reported the Nets have acquired starting forward Royce O'Neale from the Jazz in return for a 2023 first-round pick.

The day before free agency opened, news broke that the Hawks have agreed to trade Danilo Gallinari, three first-round picks and a pick swap to the Spurs for one-time All-Star Dejounte Murray. According to ESPN's Zach Lowe, the 2025 and 2027 first-round picks Atlanta is sending San Antonio are unprotected.

TSN's Nick Metallinos gave the Hawks an A- and the Spurs a C for the deal. You can read his full grades here.

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