2023 NBA News: Live Updates, Signings, and Trades

Negotiations kicked off at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, June 30, generating some buzz around this year’s free agency period. Speculation centered on James Harden and Damian Lillard, adding excitement to the mix.

Several other notable players, including Kyrie Irving, Draymond Green, Fred VanVleet, and Khris Middleton, also made headlines on the first day.

While official signings can’t occur until 12:01 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 6, many players are expected to agree to terms in the coming days. The Sporting News will be closely monitoring all significant signings and trades.

Here are some of the major transactions that have taken place so far:

  • Nets sign Lonnie Walker IV (July 2): Walker has agreed to a one-year deal with the Nets. After a strong performance with the Lakers in the postseason, he will bring instant offense off the bench to Brooklyn.
  • Warriors sign Cory Jospeh (July 2): Joseph has agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors. The veteran guard provided valuable contributions off the bench for the Pistons last season, averaging 6.9 points and 3.5 assists.
  • Suns bolster depth with addition of Eric Gordon (July 2): Gordon has chosen to join the Phoenix Suns over other contenders like Golden State and Milwaukee. The 34-year-old brings his experience and scoring ability to a team built around Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, and Kevin Durant.
  • Miles Bridges signs qualifying offer with Hornets (July 2): Bridges has signed a $7.9 million qualifying offer to return to the Hornets. After missing the previous season due to a suspension from a domestic violence incident, he will serve a 10-game suspension at the start of the upcoming season.
  • Thunder acquire Patty Mills in multi-team deal (July 2): Mills is set to join the Thunder as part of a multi-team deal involving the Grizzlies, Hawks, Nets, and Rockets. The details of the trade are still being finalized.
  • Jordan Clarkson signs extension with Jazz (July 2): The Jazz and Clarkson have agreed to a three-year contract renegotiation and extension worth $55 million. Clarkson averaged 20.8 points per game last season, establishing himself as a key contributor for Utah.
  • Domantas Sabonis inks max extension with Kings (July 1): Sabonis, an All-NBA player in the previous season, has agreed to a five-year contract renegotiation and extension worth $217 million. The deal will keep him with the Kings until at least the 2027-28 season.
  • Dante Exum set for NBA return with Mavericks (July 1): Exum, the former No. 5 overall pick, has signed a guaranteed deal with the Mavericks. The details of the contract have not yet been disclosed.
  • Alex Len returns to Kings (July 1): Len has re-signed with the Kings on a one-year, $3.2 million deal. Despite limited playing time last season, Sacramento has decided to bring him back for another year.
  • Rockets sign another veteran in Jeff Green (July 1): The Rockets have added Jeff Green to their roster on a one-year, $6 million deal. The experienced forward joins Houston after winning an NBA championship with the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Donte DiVincenzo signs four-year, $50 million deal with Knicks (July 1): DiVincenzo has signed a four-year contract worth $50 million with the Knicks. He reunites with his former Villanova teammates Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart in New York.
  • Clippers acquire Kenyon Martin Jr. from Rockets (July 1): The Clippers have traded for Kenyon Martin Jr. from the Rockets in exchange for two