NBA free agency is here. Players and teams officially could start negotiating and agreeing to deals after 6 p.m. ET on Friday, and multiple All-Stars signed new contracts in the opening hours. All of those big names are staying put, however. Kyrie Irving (Mavericks), Khris Middleton (Bucks), Draymond Green (Warriors), Jerami Grant (Trail Blazers) and Kyle Kumza (Wizards) all reportedly agreed to new deals worth $100 million or more on Friday evening, all doing where they finished the 2022-23 season.
Irving, the No. 1 free agent in CBS Sports' top 30, is getting a $126 million deal and the third and final year of the contract is reportedly a player option. Grant has secured the biggest deal of free agency so far in terms of total money, with Portland giving him $162 million over five years. Brooklyn's Cam Johnson also got a deal worth nine figures as he reportedly re-signed with the Nets for four years and $108 million.
Fred VanVleet was one of the biggest names to change teams in this free agency period. The ex-Toronto Raptor is heading to Houston on a three-year, $130 million deal to join the Rockets.
Here's a look at the biggest free agent deals so far:
NBA free agency notable deals
- Kyrie Irving: Three years, $126 million with the Mavericks
- Khris Middleton: Three years, $102 million with the Bucks
- Draymond Green: Four years, $100 million with the Warriors
- Fred VanVleet: Three years, $130 million with the Rockets
- Kyle Kuzma: Four years, $102 million with the Wizards
- Jerami Grant: Five years, $160 million with the Blazers
- Cam Johnson: Four years, $108 million with the Nets
- Jakob Poeltl: Four years, $80 million with the Raptors
- Bruce Brown: Two years, $45 million with the Pacers
- Caris LeVert: Two years, $32 million with the Cavs
There is one player who is shockingly not a free agent. James Harden made the most stunning move of the offseason to date when he opted into his player option for the 2023-24 season on Thursday. The move comes with the 76ers trying to move the veteran star in a trade after the sides were apparently not seeing eye-to-eye about a potential new contract. Like Kevin Durant's bombshell trade request one year ago, the Harden domino will certainly impact the rest of NBA free agency and the Clippers among others are interested in landing him.