LeBron, Shaq and Durant highlight NBA free agency’s greatest moments
SportsPulse: NBA free agency is upon us and what better way to celebrate than to call in USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt to highlight some of the most memorable player movement in league history.
NBA free agency started Friday and was a whirlwind of activity through Saturday night.
In the biggest surprise of the weekend, forward Gordon Hayward left the Boston Celtics for the Charlotte Hornets on a four-year, $120 million deal.
The champion Los Angeles Lakers did everything they could to make sure they can repeat, landing Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell from the Los Angeles Clippers and re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Fred VanVleet, who went undrafted in 2016, re-upped with the Toronto Raptors on a four-year, $85 million deal. The Atlanta Hawks were active as they try to build a playoff team around guard Trae Young. The Hawks reached deals with veterans Danilo Gallinari and Rajon Rondo and are trying to sign restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic.
All-Star Donovan Mitchell committed to a five-year rookie extension with the Jazz.
A look at the other deals reached in NBA free agency:
Donovan Mitchell reaches a five-year, $163 million extension with Utah that could expand to $195 million based on incentives.
Jevon Carter back to Phoenix, three years, $11.5 million.
Bryn Forbes to Milwaukee, two years.
Harry Giles to Portland, one year, $1.6 million.
JaKarr Sampson to Indiana, one year, $1.9 million.
Kent Bazemore, one-year, $2.3 million deal to Golden State. The Warriors did not need to use any of the money devoted to their tax-payer mid-level exception or disabled player exception to secure Bazemore.
Jontay Porter back to Memphis, three years, $6 million.
Torrey Craig to Milwaukee.
Damian Jones to Phoenix, two years.
Friday and Saturday deals
Gordon Hayward to Charlotte, four years, $120 million.
Fred VanVleet back to Toronto, four years, $85 million.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope back to the Los Angeles Lakers, three years, $40 million.
Jae Crowder to Phoenix, three years, $30 million.
Paul Millsap back to Denver, one year, $10 million.
Serge Ibaka to the Los Angeles Clippers, two years, $19 million.
De’Anthony Melton back to Memphis, four years, $35 million.
Carmelo Anthony back to Portland, one year, $2.5 million.
Tristan Thompson to Boston, two years, $19 million.
Rajon Rondo to Atlanta, two years, $15 million.
D.J. Augustin to Milwaukee, three years, $21 million.
Avery Bradley to Miami, two years, $11.6 million.
Nerlens Noel to New York, one year, $5 million.
Bobby Portis to Milwaukee, two years, $8 million.
Denzel Valentine back to Chicago, one year, $4.6 million.
Michael Carter-Williams back to Orlando, two years, nearly $6 million.
Moe Harkless to Miami, one year, $3.6 million.
Gary Clark back to Orlando, two years, $4.1 million.
John Konchar to Memphis, four years, $9 million.
Brad Wanamaker to Golden State, one year, $2.25 million.
Jeff Green to Brooklyn, one year.
Kris Dunn to Atlanta, two years.
Raul Neto to Washington, one year $1.8 million.
Montrezl Harrell to the Los Angeles Lakers, two years, $20 million.
Rodney Hood to stay in Portland, two years, $21 million, non guaranteed his second year.
Wesley Mathews to Lakers, one year, $3.6 million on team’s bi-annual exception.
Marcus Morris to stay with Clippers, four years, $64 million.
Joe Harris to stay with Brooklyn, four years, $75 million.
Goran Dragic to stay in Miami, two years, $37.4 million.
Davis Bertans to re-sign with Washington, five years, $80 million.
Dwight Howard to Philadelphia, one year.
Jordan Clarkson to re-sign with Utah, four years, $52 million.
Danilo Gallinari to Atlanta, three years, $61.5 million.
De’Aaron Fox agreed to five-year, $163 million extension with Sacramento.
New Orleans acquires Steven Adams from Oklahoma City in multi-team, multi-player trade.
Jeramie Grant to Detroit, three years, $60 million.
Mason Plumlee to Detroit, three years, $25 million.
Derrick Favors to Utah, three years, $27 million.
Malik Beasley to re-sign with Minnesota, four years, $60 million.
Derrick Jones Jr. to Portland, two years, $19 million.
Jakob Poeltl to re-sign with San Antonio, three years, $18 million.
Meyers Leonard to stay in Miami, two years.
Pat Connaughton to stay in Milwaukee, three years, $16 million.
Garrett Temple to Chicago, one year, $5 million.
Dwayne Bacon to Orlando, two years, $3.3 million.
Patrick Patterson to stay with Clippers, one year.
Trey Burke to re-sign with Dallas, three years.
Christian Wood to Houston, three years, $41 million.
JaMychal Green to Denver, two years, $15 million.
Wesley Iwundu to Dallas, two years, $3.4 million.
Josh Jackson to Detroit, one year.
Jahlil Okafor to Detroit, two years, $3.85 million.
Drew Eubanks to San Antonio, three years, $5.3 million.
James Ennis back to Orlando, one year.
Anthony Gill to Washington, two years.
Udonis Haslem back to Miami, one year, $2.5 million.