June 30th 2022 at 11:16am CST by Luke Adams
The NBA’s 2022 free agency period officially begins on Thursday at 5:00 pm central time. At that point, we can expect news of contract agreements to start pouring in, continuing well into the night.
By our count, a staggering 56 free agents agreed to deals on day one of free agency in 2021 — we’ll see if that number is matched later today.
Here are a few links to prepare for you one of the most exciting days on the NBA calendar:
- Top 50 Free Agents Of 2022
Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine, James Hardenand Deandre Ayton lead the way on our list of the summer’s best available players.
- 2022 Free Agents By Position/Type
2022 Free Agents By Team
Want the full breakdown of players available this summer? Take your pick from these two lists.
- Key Offseason Dates/Deadlines
A breakdown of the important dates to watch beyond today.
- Maximum Salary Projections For 2022/23
Minimum Salary Projections For 2022/23
Mid-Level, Bi-Annual Exception Projections For 2022/23
Our projections are based on a salary cap of $123,655,000. We should find out in a matter of hours what the exact cap for 2022/23 will look like.
- Player Option Decisions For 2022/23
Team Option Decisions For 2022/23
The deadline for these decisions was on Wednesday, so they’re all in now.
- 2022 Qualifying Offer Recap
We have the full list of which players are becoming restricted free agents.
- 2022 Offseason Trades
Fifteen trades have been officially completed so far this offseason, with six more agreed upon and many more to come.
- Outstanding Trade Exceptions
A number of teams have traded player exceptions available to take on salary without sending any salary back.
- 2022 Offseason Preview Series
We took a closer look at all 30 teams’ cap situations and key offseason decisions.
- Hoops Rumors Glossary
Need a refresher on how sign-and-trades work, what it means to have “Early Bird rights” on a player, or how a team becomes hard-capped? We explain all in our glossary.