NBA Free Agency
General NBA Free Agency Overview
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.
Be sure to see our 2018 NBA Free Agents
page, which will expand greatly as free agency approaches.
2017 NBA FREE AGENCY
2017 NBA free agency signings list: Arron Afflalo (Magic), Tony Allen (Pelicans), James Anderson (Russia), Joel Anthony (Bucks), Luke Babbitt (Hawks), Ron Baker (Knicks), Brandon Bass (China), Aron Baynes (Celtics), Michael Beasley (Knicks), Tarik Black (Rockets), Bojan Bogdanovic (Pacers), Andrew Bogut (signed with Lakers), Aaron Brooks (Timberwolves), Bobby Brown (Rockets), Reggie Bullock (Pistons), Jose Calderon (Cavaliers), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Lakers), Isaiah Canaan (Thunder), Vince Carter (Kings), Michael Carter-Williams (Hornets), Omri Casspi (Warriors), Mario Chalmers (Grizzlies), Rakeem Christmas (Turkey), Ian Clark (Pelicans), Norris Cole (Israel), Darren Collison (Pacers), Nick Collison (Thunder), Quinn Cook (Hawks), Jamal Crawford (Timberwolves), Dante Cunningham (Pelicans), Stephen Curry (Warriors), Dewayne Dedmon (Hawks), Boris Diaw (France), Larry Drew II (Heat), Kevin Durant (Warriors), Tyreke Evans (Grizzlies), Cristiano Felicio (Bulls), Raymond Felton (Thunder), Jimmer Fredette (China), Danilo Gallinari (Clippers), Langston Galloway (Pistons), Pau Gasol (Spurs), Rudy Gay (Spurs), Michael Gbinije (Warriors), Taj Gibson (Timberwolves), Manu Ginobili (Spurs), Marcus Georges-Hunt (Timberwolves), Archie Goodwin (Trail Blazers), Gerald Green (Bucks), Jeff Green (Cavaliers), Blake Griffin (Clippers), Justin Hamilton (China), Tim Hardaway Jr. (Knicks), Manny Harris (Greece), Udonis Haslem (Heat), Gordon Hayward (Celtics), George Hill (Kings), Darrun Hilliard (Spurs), Jrue Holiday (Pelicans), Justin Holiday (Bulls), Kris Humphries (76ers), Serge Ibaka (Raptors), Andre Iguodala (Warriors), Ersan Ilyasova (Hawks), Joe Ingles (Jazz), Jarrett Jack (Knicks), Demetrius Jackson (Rockets), Pierre Jackson (Israel), Brandon Jennings (China), Jonas Jerebko (Jazz), Amir Johnson (76ers), James Johnson (Heat), Terrence Jones (China), Ryan Kelly (Spain), D.J. Kennedy (Turkey), Kyle Korver (Cavaliers), Shane Larkin (Celtics), Ty Lawson, (China), Alex Len (Suns), Shaun Livingston (Warriors), Joffrey Lauvergne (Spurs), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), John Lucas III (retired), Shelvin Mack (Magic), Kendall Marshall (Bucks), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (Rockets), James Michael McAdoo (76ers), Ray McCallum (Spain), K.J. McDaniels (Raptors), JaVale McGee (Warriors), Ben McLemore (Grizzlies), Jordan McRae (Spain), Jodie Meeks (Wizards), Jordan Mickey (Heat), C.J. Miles (Raptors), Patty Mills (Spurs), Paul Millsap (Nuggets), Nikola Mirotic (Bulls), Eric Moreland (Pistons), Anthony Morrow (Trail Blazers), Donatas Motiejunas (China), Shabazz Muhammad (Timberwolves), Mike Muscala (Hawks), Gary Neal (Spain), Nene (Rockets), Georges Niang (Warriors), Andrew Nicholson (China), Nerlens Noel (Mavericks), Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks), Kelly Olynyk (Heat), Cedi Osman (Cavaliers), Zaza Pachulia (Warriors), Patrick Patterson (Thunder), Brandon Paul (Spurs), Adreian Payne (Magic), Marshall Plumlee (Clippers), Mason Plumlee (Nuggets). Otto Porter Jr. (Wizards), Alex Poythress (Pacers), Phil Pressey (Spain), Zach Randolph (Kings), J.J. Redick (76ers), Willie Reed (Clippers), Andre Roberson (Thunder), Brian Roberts (Greece), Sergio Rodriguez (Russia), Rajon Rondo (Pelicans), Derrick Rose (Cavaliers), Damjan Rudez (Magic), Brandon Rush (Bucks), Robert Sacre (Japan), Luis Scola (retired), Mike Scott (Wizards), Thabo Sefolosha (Jazz), Wayne Selden (Grizzlies), Kevin Seraphin (Spain), Ramon Sessions (Knicks), Jonathon Simmons (Magic), Tony Snell (Bucks), Marreese Speights (Magic), Diamond Stone (Bulls), Jarnell Stokes (China), Amar'e Stoudemire (retired), Jared Sullinger (China), Jeff Teague (Timberwolves), Milos Teodosic (Clippers), Jason Terry (Bucks), Jason Thompson (Turkey), Anthony Tolliver (Pistons), Alex Toupane (Lithuania), P.J. Tucker (Rockets), Ekpe Udoh (Jazz), Jarrod Uthoff (Pacers), Sasha Vujacic (Italy), Dion Waiters (Heat), Briante Weber (Lakers), David West (Warriors), Jeff Withey (Mavericks), C.J. Wilcox (Trail Blazers), Damien Wilkins (Pacers), Alan Williams (Suns), Troy Williams (Rockets), Kyle Wiltjer (Raptors), Christian Wood (China), James Young (Bucks), Nick Young (Warriors), Tyler Zeller (Nets), Stephen Zimmerman (Lakers).
Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel
Updated September 24, 2017
Best players still available in 2017 NBA free agency: JaMychal Green (R), Monta Ellis, David Lee, Mike Dunleavy, Leandro Barbosa, Randy Foye, Thomas Robinson, Alan Anderson, Spencer Hawes, Tiago Splitter, Matt Barnes, Derrick Williams, Deron Williams, Trey Burke, Kevin Seraphin, Gerald Henderson, Beno Udrih, Roy Hibbert.
Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel
Updated September 24, 2017
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
2016 NBA FREE AGENCY RESULTS
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