2022 NBA free agency rumors: Live updates as James Harden, 76ers discuss new deal; Bulls share Zach LaVine

NBA free agency is moving along swiftly after starting Thursday at 6 pm ET, when teams could start negotiating deals with players. However, contracts won’t actually be official until the moratorium period is lifted on July 6. Hours before free agency officially kicked off, Kevin Durant requested a trade away from the Brooklyn Nets. One of the NBA’s biggest superstars is now set to change teams this summer, and KD’s trade request will undoubtedly impact how teams handle their offseason business.

Zach LaVine (Bulls) and Bradley Beal (Wizards) both agreed on max deals to return to their respective teams. The Knicks agreed on an early deal with Jalen Brunson along with other moves. Also, the Eastern Conference champion Celtics improved after pulling off a trade to land Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, and are set to sign Danilo Gallinari as well. The NBA has reportedly told teams the salary cap for next season is projected to be set at $123.6 million, up $11.6 million from last year’s $112 million cap figure. James Harden is among the top available free agents, but plans to sign a new deal with the 76ers.

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