NBA Free Agency

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Key 2016 NBA free agent dates:
July 1-6: Teams can negotiate deals with free agents.
July 7 and on: Teams can actually sign free agents

Updated September 23
Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel

Agreed to terms (with 2016-17 team in parentheses): Quincy Acy (Mavericks), Arron Afflalo (Kings), Cole Aldrich (Timberwolves), Lou Amundson (Knicks),Alan Anderson (Clippers), Chris Andersen (Cavaliers), James Anderson (Turkey), Ryan Anderson (Rockets), Joel Anthony (Spurs), Darrell Arthur (Nuggets), D.J. Augustin (Magic), Nicolas Batum (Hornets), Leandro Barbosa (Suns), Brandon Bass (Clippers), Jerryd Bayless (76ers), Harrison Barnes (Mavericks), Matt Barnes (Kings), Kent Bazemore (Hawks), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Anthony Bennett (Nets), Bismack Biyombo (Magic), Tarik Black (Lakers), Trevor Booker (Nets), Elton Brand (76ers), Aaron Brooks (Pacers), Markel Brown (Cavaliers), Chase Budinger (Nets), Rasual Butler (Timberwolves), Isaiah Canaan (Bulls), Ian Clark (Warriors), Jordan Clarkson (Lakers), Mike Conley (Grizzlies), Allen Crabbe (Trail Blazers), Jamal Crawford (Clippers), Seth Curry (Mavericks), Troy Daniels (Grizzlies), Branden Dawson (Magic), Dewayne Dedmon (Spurs), Matthew Dellavedova (Bucks), Luol Deng (Lakers), DeMar DeRozan (Raptors), Spencer Dinwiddie (Bulls), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Jared Dudley (Suns), Kevin Durant (Warriors), Wayne Ellington (Heat), James Ennis (Grizzlies), Festus Ezeli (Trail Blazers), Jordan Farmar (Kings), Raymond Felton (Clippers), Evan Fournier (Magic), (Nets), Tim Frazier (Pelicans), Langston Galloway (Pelicans), Pau Gasol (Spurs), Alonzo Gee (Pelicans), Manu Ginobili (Spurs), Eric Gordon (Rockets), Gerald Green (Celtics), Jeff Green (Magic), Jorge Gutierrez (Nets), Justin Hamilton (Nets), Maurice Harkless (Blazers), Joe Harris (Nets), Udonis Haslem (Heat), Gerald Henderson (76ers), Roy Hibbert (Hornets), J.J. Hickson (China), Jordan Hill (Timberwolves), Solomon Hill (Pelicans), John Holland (Cavaliers), Al Horford (Celtics), Dwight Howard (Hawks), Marcelo Huertas (Lakers), Kris Humphries (Hawks), LeBron James (Cavaliers), Al Jefferson (Pacers), Richard Jefferson (Cavaliers), Brandon Jennings (Knicks), James Johnson (Heat), Joe Johnson (Jazz), Tyler Johnson (Heat), Wesley Johnson (Clippers), Dahntay Jones (Cavaliers), James Jones (Cavaliers), Terrence Jones (Pelicans), Ryan Kelly (Hawks), Shane Larkin (Spain), Ty Lawson (Kings), Courtney Lee (Knicks), David Lee (Spurs), Meyers Leonard (Blazers), Jon Leuer (Pistons), Jeremy Lin (Nets), JaVale McGee (Warriors), Ian Mahinmi (Pacers), Boban Marjanovic (Pistons), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (Clippers), James Michael McAdoo (Warriors), Mike Miller (Nuggets), E'Twaun Moore (Pelicans), Eric Moreland (Cavaliers), Timofey Mozgov (Lakers), Xavier Munford (Clippers), Nene (Rockets), Andrew Nicholson (Wizards), Joakim Noah (Knicks). Steve Novak (Bucks), Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks), Zaza Pachulia (Warriors), Chandler Parsons (Grizzlies), Lamar Patterson (Kings), Miles Plumlee (Bucks), Dwight Powell (Mavericks), Ronnie Price (Thunder), Pablo Prigioni (Rockets), Willie Reed (Heat), Austin Rivers (Clippers), Brian Roberts (Hornets), Thomas Robinson (Lakers), Rajon Rondo (Bulls), Damjan Rudez (Magic), Brandon Rush (Timberwolves), Robert Sacre (Pelicans), Luis Scola (Nets), Kevin Seraphin (Pacers), Ramon Sessions (Hornets), Henry Sims (Jazz), Donald Sloan (China), Ish Smith (Pistons), Jason Smith (Wizards), Marreese Speights (Clippers), Lance Stephenson (Pelicans), Jared Sullinger (Raptors), Mirza Teletovic (Bucks), Garrett Temple (Sacramento), Jason Terry (Bucks), Lance Thomas (Knicks), Jason Thompson (China), Marcus Thornton (Wizards), Anthony Tolliver (Kings), Evan Turner (Trail Blazers), Beno Udrih (Heat), Anderson Varejao (Warriors), Greivis Vasquez (Nets), Sasha Vujacic (Knicks), Dwyane Wade (Bulls), Dion Waiters (Heat), David West (Warriors), Hassan Whiteside (Heat), Deron Williams (Mavericks), Derrick Williams (Heat), Marvin Williams (Hornets), Christian Wood (Hornets), Metta World Peace (Lakers), , Dorell Wright (Clippers), Tyler Zeller (Celtics).

For team-by-team NBA free agency lists, see our NBA free agents page.

General NBA Free Agency Overview
May 25, 2015

In NBA free agency, players seek new contracts, whether with their current team or another squad elsewhere. They are NBA free agents. Unrestricted free agents can sign with any team that offers them a contract. Restricted free agents can do the same BUT the team they had just been a member of has the right to match that new contract and keep the player.

Therefore, if a team signs an unrestricted free agent, it's a done deal, that team has added that player. But if a team signs a restricted free agent (of another team), the original team could match the offer and keep him, so signing a restricted free agent (of another team) is a bit of a gamble. Because while the new team is waiting to see if the original team matches the offer, there's a chance some other free agent they also wanted signs elsewhere.

With the way the NBA is structured salary rule-wise, the many good players in need of a new contract often re-sign with their current team rather than go someplace new, because their current team can often sign them to a longer contract and for more money.

Often, you hear that a star player in NBA free agency may seek a new home, but in reality, the vast majority of teams in the league are at or above the salary cap limit and simply don't have the money available to sign a star.