2022 NBA Free Firm Rumors: Dwell updates as James Harden, 76ers focus on new deal; Bulls pay Zach LaVine

The 2022 NBA free agent phase begins not with the signing, but with the awesomeness of Kevin Durant request to be traded from the Brooklyn Nets. With Kyrie Irving also expected to follow him out the door, that drama and intrigue have stolen the show for the past few days.

It is perhaps fitting, then, that the early days of free agency have been marked with blockbuster deals, including the Minnesota Timberwolves buying Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz, the Atlanta Hawks adding Dejounte Murray from the San Antonio Spurs and the Boston The Celtics buy Malcolm Brogdon from the Indiana Pacers.

But for all the movement through deals, there is still a lot of movement in the actual freelance market. Among the notable deals are Jalen Brunson to the New York Knicks, John Wall to the Los Angeles Clippers and Otto Porter Jr heading north of the border to the Toronto Raptors.

Furthermore, the likes of Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls) and Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) have agreed to maximum deals to return to their teams, while Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns) and Karl -Anthony Towns (Minnesota) Timberwolves) agreed to the maximum extensions.

At this point, there aren’t too many big names on the market. However, one contract still has to be resolved, which is James Harden’s return to the Philadelphia 76ers. He’s meeting the team in the Hamptons this weekend to figure out what will likely be a short-term deal.

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