NBA Free Agency: Jokić gets richest deal in NBA history

The NBA free agency period is off to quite a start. 

Here is all the major NBA free agency news, as teams begin their summer wheeling and dealing.

Jokić gets the richest NBA deal

There is a new richest man in NBA history: Nikola Jokić.

Brunson eyeing the Knicks

New York going all-in on free agent point guard Jalen Brunson appears to be working out. 

Brunson, 25, is planning to join the Knicks on a four-year, $110 million deal. He’s spent four seasons in Dallas since the Mavericks drafted him in 2018, and had a breakout season last year, averaging career highs in points (16.3), assists (4.8) and rebounds (3.9).

The most recent reports suggest that the deal to New York is not done, with the Mavericks still looking to retain Brunson.

Durant requests trade

Bombshells don’t get much bigger than this. 

Two-time Finals MVP and 12-time All-Star Kevin Durant officially requested a trade out of Brooklyn on Thursday, and reports are that the Nets plan to work with Durant in finding him a new home.

Devin Booker cashes out in Phoenix

Booker will extend his stay in the desert, after signing a four-year, $215 million deal on Thursday.

Last season, Devin Booker led the Suns in scoring with 26.8 points per game. Booker also added 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists per night. 

Spurs ship Murray to Atlanta

Dejounte Murray, fresh off his first All-Star appearance, will now join Trae Young to develop a dynamic young backcourt in Atlanta. 

Murray averaged 21.1 points, 9.2 assists, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals for San Antonio last season. 

Harden declines option in Philly

James Harden was traded from Brooklyn to Philadelphia last season, playing 21 games with the Sixers and averaging 21.0 points, 10.5 assists and 7.1 rebounds. 

Those numbers dropped dramatically come playoff time. He put up 18.6 points, 8.6 assists and 5.7 rebounds in 12 postseason contests.

Beal signs new max deal in Washington

Bradley Beal has spent his entire 10-year career in Washington and the streak will continue, after Beal signed a new max extension with the Wizards.

Beal is a three-time All-Star and averaged 30.5 points and 31.3 points in 2019-20 and 2020-21, respectively.

Dort to stay in Oklahoma City

After declining his player option, Lu Dort signed a five-year, $87.5 million deal to stay in Oklahoma City. 

Dort boasts career-high numbers last season with OKC, averaging 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. 

Portis stays in Milwaukee

Portis, who spent his last two seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, one of which is a championship season, re-signs with the Bucks on a four-year, $49 million deal. 

Portis averaged 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds last season.

PJ Tucker on move to 76ers

Tucker, 37, committed to at least three more years in the league, signing a three-year, $33.2 million deal to join the Sixers. 

For the Heat, Tucker averaged 7.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game last season. 

Anfernee Simons gets extended in Portland

After four promising seasons with the Trail Blazers, Simons has agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension with Portland. 

Simons, in his fourth season, averaged 17.3 points per game and shot 40.5% from distance. 

Malik Monk lands in Sacramento

After playing a season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Malik Monk has agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with the Sacramento Kings. 

Monk averaged 13.8 points on 39.1% shooting from 3 for the Lakers last season. 

Victor Oladipo is staying in Miami

Victor Oladipo has agreed to remain in Miami on a one-year, $11 million deal. 

Marvin Bagley will remain in Detroit

Bagley will continue his career in Detroit after signing a three-year, $37 million deal. 

Joe Ingles is leaving Utah

After a fruitful, eight-year career with the Utah Jazz, Ingles has agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the Bucks. 

Stay tuned for more updates!

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