NBA Free Agents

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NBA free agents are players whose contracts have run out. They're no longer signed to a team. They're out of work, and need a new contract, either with the same team or a new one. NBA free agent negotiations began at 12:01am ET on July 1, 2016. Free agent signings began at 12:01am ET on July 7.

For more on this, including the players who have agreed to contracts, also see our NBA free agency page.

Updated September 23, 2016
Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel

Kent Bazemore (signed with Hawks), Kirk Hinrich, Kris Humphries (signed with Hawks), Al Horford (signed with Celtics), Lamar Patterson (claimed by Kings).

Boston Celtics: John Holland (signed with Cavaliers), Jared Sullinger (signed with Raptors), Evan Turner (signrf with Trail Blazers), Tyler Zeller (signed with Celtics).

Brooklyn Nets: Markel Brown (signed with Cavaliers), Wayne Ellington (signed with Heat), Sergey Karasev, Shane Larkin (signed to play in Spain), Willie Reed (signed with Heat), Thomas Robinson (signed with Lakers), Henry Sims (signed with Jazz), Donald Sloan (signed to play in China).

Charlotte Hornets: Nicolas Batum (signed with Hornets), Troy Daniels (signed with Grizzlies), Jorge Gutierrez (signed with Nets), Tyler Hansbrough, Al Jefferson (signed with Pacers), Courtney Lee (signed with Knicks), Jeremy Lin (signed with Nets), Marvin Williams (signed with Hornets).

Chicago Bulls: Aaron Brooks (signed with Pacers), Spencer Dinwiddie (signed with Bulls), Pau Gasol (signed with Spurs), E'Twaun Moore (signed with Pelicans), Joakim Noah (signed with Knicks).

Cleveland Cavaliers: Matthew Dellavedova (signed with Bucks), LeBron James (signed with Cavaliers), Richard Jefferson (signed with Cavaliers), Dahntay Jones (signed with Cavaliers), James Jones (signed with Cavaliers), Timofey Mozgov (signed with Lakers), J.R. Smith.

Dallas Mavericks: Raymond Felton (signed with Clippers), David Lee (signed with Spurs), Dirk Nowitzki (signed with Mavericks), Zaza Pachulia (signed with Warriors), JaVale McGee (signed with Warriors), Chandler Parsons (signed with Grizzlies), Dwight Powell (signed with Mavericks), Charlie Villanueva, Deron Williams (signed with Mavericks).

Denver Nuggets: Darrell Arthur (signed with Nuggets), D.J. Augustin (signed with Magic), Mike Miller (signed with Nuggets).

Detroit Pistons: Steve Blake, Andre Drummond (signed with Pistons), Joel Anthony (signed with Spurs), Anthony Tolliver (signed with Kings).

Golden State Warriors: Leandro Barbosa (signed with Suns), Harrison Barnes (signed with Mavericks), Ian Clark (signed with Warriors), James Michael McAdoo (signed with Warriors), Festus Ezeli (signed with Trail Blazers), Brandon Rush (signed with Timberwolves), Marreese Speights (signed with Clippers), Anderson Varejao (signed with Warriors).

Houston Rockets: Dwight Howard (signed with Hawks), Terrence Jones (signed with Pelicans), Donatas Motiejunas (R), Josh Smith, Jason Terry (signed with Bucks).

Indiana Pacers: Jordan Hill (signed with Timberwolves), Solomon Hill (signed with Pelicans), Ty Lawson (signed with Kings), Ian Mahinmi (signed with Pacers).

Los Angeles Clippers: Cole Aldrich (signed with Timberwolves), Jeff Ayres, Jamal Crawford (signed with Clippers), Branden Dawson (signed with Magic), Jeff Green (signed with Magic), Wesley Johnson (signed with Clippers), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (signed to Los Angeles Clippers), Pablo Prigioni (signed with Rockets), Austin Rivers (signed with Clippers).

Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Bass (signed with Clippers), Tarik Black (signed with Lakers), Kobe Bryant (retired), Jordan Clarkson (signed with Lakers), Roy Hibbert (signed with Hornets), Marcelo Huertas (signed with Lakers), Ryan Kelly (signed with Hawks), Robert Sacre (signed with Pelicans), Metta World Peace (signed with Lakers).

Memphis Grizzlies: Chris Andersen (signed with Cavaliers), Matt Barnes (signed with Kings), Mario Chalmers, Mike Conley (signed with Grizzlies), Bryce Cotton, Jordan Farmar (signed with Kings), P.J. Hairston, Ryan Hollins, Xavier Munford (signed with Clippers), Lance Stephenson (signed with Pelicans).

MIAMI HEAT: Luol Deng (signed with Lakers), Gerald Green (signed with Celtics), Udonis Haslem (signed with Heat), Joe Johnson (signed with Jazz), Amar'e Stoudemire (retired), Tyler Johnson (signed with the Heat), Dwyane Wade (signed with Chicago Bulls), Hassan Whiteside (signed with Heat), Dorell Wright, (signed with Clippers).

Milwaukee Bucks: Jerryd Bayless (signed with 76ers), O.J. Mayo (suspended by NBA), Steve Novak (signed with Bucks), Miles Plumlee (signed with Bucks), Greivis Vasquez (signed with Nets).

Minnesota Timberwolves: Tayshaun Prince, Damjan Rudez (signed with Magic), Greg Smith.

New Orleans Pelicans: Ryan Anderson (signed with Rockets), Norris Cole, Toney Douglas, James Ennis (signed with Grizzlies), Tim Frazier (signed with Pelicans), Alonzo Gee (signed with Pelicans), Eric Gordon (signed with Rockets), Jordan Hamilton, Kendrick Perkins.

New York Knicks: Arron Afflalo (signed with Kings), Lou Amundson (signed with Knicks), Cleanthony Early, Langston Galloway (signed with Pelicans), Kevin Seraphin (signed with Pacers), Lance Thomas (signed with Knicks), Sasha Vujacic (signed with Knicks), Derrick Williams (signed with Heat).

Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant (signed with Warriors), Randy Foye (signed with Nets), Nazr Mohammed, Dion Waiters (signed with Heat).

Orlando Magic: Dewayne Dedmon (signed with Spurs), Evan Fournier (signed with Magic), Brandon Jennings (signed with Knicks), Andrew Nicholson (signed with Wizards), Jason Smith (signed with Wizards).

Philadelphia 76ers: Elton Brand, Isaiah Canaan (signed with Bulls), Sasha Kaun (retired), Carl Landry, Tibor Pleiss, Ish Smith (signed with Pistons), Christian Wood (signed with Hornets).

Phoenix Suns: Chase Budinger (signed with Nets), Jon Leuer (signed with Pistons), Ronnie Price (signed with Thunder), Mirza Teletovic (signed with Bucks).

Portland Trail Blazers: Allen Crabbe (signed with Trail Blazers), Maurice Harkless (signed with Trail Blazers), Gerald Henderson (signed with 76ers), Chris Kaman, Meyers Leonard (signed with Trail Blazers), Brian Roberts (signed with Hornets).

Sacramento Kings: Quincy Acy (signed with Mavericks), James Anderson (signed to play in Turkey), Caron Butler, Seth Curry (signed with Mavericks), Eric Moreland (signed with Cavaliers), Rajon Rondo (signed with Bulls).

San Antonio Spurs: Matt Bonner, Tim Duncan (retired), Manu Ginobili (signed with Spurs), Boban Marjanovic (signed with Pistons), Kevin Martin, Andre Miller, David West (signed with Warriors).

Toronto Raptors: Bismack Biyombo (signed with Magic), DeMar DeRozan (signed with Raptors), James Johnson (signed with the Heat), Luis Scola (signed with Nets), Jason Thompson (signed to play in China).

Utah Jazz: Trevor Booker (signed with Nets).

Washington Wizards: Alan Anderson (signed with Clippers), Bradley Beal (signed with Wizards), Jared Dudley (signed with Suns), Drew Gooden, J.J. Hickson (signed to play in China), Gary Neal, Nene (signed with Rockets), Ramon Sessions (signed with Hornets), Garrett Temple (signed with Sacramento), Marcus Thornton (signed with Wizards).


Explanation of restricted NBA free agents: Players can sign with any team in the league that offers them a valid contract. They're totally free to go where they want.

Explanation of restricted NBA free agents: Players who are restricted free agents can re-sign with their most recent team, or sign an offer sheet with a new team. But if they do the latter and sign an offer sheet elsewhere then their previous team has the right to match the contract of that offer sheet and re-sign the player, whether the player wants them to or not.

There are also player options and team options. If a player's contract is a player option for the season, it means the player has the ability to "opt out" of the contract and become a free agent. And if a player's contract says that this season is a team option, then as you'd guess, the team has the option to decline the option and cause the player to become a free agent.