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2022 NBA Free Agency Rumors: Live updates as James Harden, 76ers discuss new deal;  Bulls push Zach Lavigne

2022 NBA Free Agency Rumors: Live updates as James Harden, 76ers discuss new deal; Bulls push Zach Lavigne

The NBA free agency is moving quickly after starting Thursday at 6 p.m. ET, when teams can begin negotiating deals with players. However, the contracts will not actually be official until the moratorium is lifted on July 6. Hours before free agency officially starts, Kevin Durant asked to trade away from Brooklyn networks. One of the NBA’s biggest stars is now set to change teams this summer, and the KD trade order will undoubtedly affect how teams handle their casual business.

Zach LaVine (Bulls) and Bradley Beal (Wizards) have agreed on maximum deals to return to their teams. The Knicks agreed to an early deal with Galen Bronson along with other moves. Also, Eastern Conference champ, the Celtics, improved after pulling out of a deal to land Pacers guard Malcolm Brugdon, and Danilo Gallinari is set to sign as well. The NBA has reportedly told teams that the salary cap for next season is expected to be set at $123.6 million, up $11.6 million from last year’s figure of $112 million. James Harden is among the best free agents available, but he plans to sign a new deal with the 76ers.

More about the free agency: The best players available | FA . tracker | Winners and losers

Follow below for the latest deals, updates, and more as the NBA Free Agency continues into Day Two.

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