NBA free agency news is just getting started.
Teams and players will be allowed to begin negotiations on the afternoon of June 30. Additionally, teams might communicate with free agents as early as the afternoon of June 29. The first two days of free agency in 2018 included Paul George and LeBron James making major decisions — what will Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and others do this year?
Stay up to date with the latest deals and rumblings.
June 11 update
11:53 a.m. ET: The Memphis Grizzlies are hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins as the franchise’s next head coach, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Jenkins is third NBA head coach to come directly off of Mike Budenholzer’s coaching staff, joining Utah’s Quin Snyder and Brooklyn’s Kenny Atkinson. Jenkins will be the Grizzlies’ fourth head coach in the last five years. Memphis has missed the playoffs each of the past two seasons and went 33-49 this past season.
June 6 update
4:29 p.m. ET: The Brooklyn Nets agreed to trade shooting guard Allen Crabbe, their 2019 first-round pick (17th overall) and a protected 2020 first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for small forward Taurean Prince and a 2021 second round pick, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The trade allows for Brooklyn to clear two max-salary spots in free agency and possibly pursue Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving in July.
May 29 update
11:55 a.m. ET: According to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets have let it be known that the entire roster and future draft picks are on the table. Players such as point guard Chris Paul and Clint Capela are realistic trade targets despite both signing new contracts with Houston last summer.
May 27 update
4:32 p.m. ET: The Milwaukee Bucks were the top playoffs seed in the Eastern Conference in 2019, but they were eliminated in the conference finals by the Toronto Raptors. The team has several free agents, including starters small forward Khris Middleton, center Brook Lopez and shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon (restricted). All-NBA first team power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo made it clear he wants Milwaukee to retain “everyone” for next season, according to a report by ESPN’s Malika Andrews.
2:24 p.m. ET: The NBA announced the All-NBA teams, allowing players such as Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker and Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard to secure the supermax bag. According to a report by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, Lillard is expected to accept Portland’s extension offer, while there is no clear leaning toward what 2019 free agent Walker will decide.