2018 NBA Free Agents

Updated June 12, 2018


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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. First comes NBA free agent negotiations, then NBA free agent signings begin.

Also see more on what NBA free agency is all about.

Note: Some players will definitely be restricted or unrestricted free agents. Others might be, depending on what the player or team decides.


Carmelo Anthony, forward, Thunder, Early Termination Option to be an Unrestricted Free Agent. His career is winding down. Might be best to stick with his current contract.

Kevin Durant, forward, Warriors, Player Option. Strongly expected to stay with NBA champion GS.

DeMarcus Cousins, center, Pelicans, Unrestricted Free Agent. Could go anywhere but would be smart to stick with Anthony Davis and the the Pelicans.

LeBron James, forward, Cavaliers, Player Option. Could stick with Cavs but would absolutely not be surprising if he were to leave for another championship contender. Doubtful that he will join anyone other than one of the top 6 or 8 teams in the league.

Dirk Nowitzki, forward, Mavericks, Team Option. Expected to stay with Dallas, possibly forever. Like, literally forever. Every year, forever.

Dwyane Wade, guard, Heat, Unrestricted Free Agent. Career is winding down. Will likely either stick with the Heat, or leap to a championship contender.

Paul George, forward, Thunder, Player Option. Anything is possible. The longtime rumor is that Paul George wants to sign with the Lakers. We'll see.

Nikola Jokic, center, Nuggets, Team Option. Jokic is one of the NBA's best young center, and the Nuggets should absolutely keep him.


We aren't sorting this list yet. Some of these players will definitely be free agents. Others it's a player or team option. We'll organize this soon but here are some names to watch, in no particular order just yet:

Trevor Ariza
Will Barton
Avery Bradley
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Clint Capela
Wilson Chandler
Tyreke Evans
Derrick Favors
Rudy Gay
Aaron Gordon
Zach LaVine
Brook Lopez
Wesley Matthews
Nikola Mirotic
Jusuf Nurkic
Jabari Parker
Tony Parker
Chris Paul
Elfrid Payton
Julius Randle
JJ Redick
Rajon Rondo
Isaiah Thomas
Thaddeus Young



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.


Updated September 24, 2017
Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel

Atlanta Hawks: Jose Calderon (signed with Cavaliers), Jamal Crawford (signed with Timberwolves), Mike Dunleavy, Tim Hardaway Jr. (signed with Knicks), Kris Humphries (signed with 76ers), Ersan Ilyasova (signed with Hawks), Paul Millsap (signed with Nuggets), Mike Muscala (signed with Hawks), Thabo Sefolosha (signed with Jazz), Diamond Stone (signed with Bulls).

Boston Celtics: Gerald Green (signed with Bucks), Demetrius Jackson (signed with Rockets), Jonas Jerebko (signed with Jazz), Amir Johnson (signed with 76ers), Jordan Mickey (signed with Heat), Kelly Olynyk (signed with Heat), James Young (signed with Bucks), Tyler Zeller (signed with Nets).

Brooklyn Nets: Randy Foye, Archie Goodwin (signed with Trail Blazers), K.J. McDaniels (signed with Raptors).

Charlotte Hornets: Brian Roberts (signed to play in Greece), Ramon Sessions (signed with Knicks), Christian Wood (signed to play in China), Briante Weber (signed with Lakers).

Chicago Bulls: Michael Carter-Williams (signed with Hornets), Isaiah Canaan (signed with Thunder), Cristiano Felicio (signed with Bulls), Joffrey Lauvergne (signed with Spurs), Nikola Mirotic (signed with Bulls), Anthony Morrow (signed with Trail Blazers), Rajon Rondo (signed with Pelicans).

Cleveland Cavaliers: Dahntay Jones, James Jones (retired), Kyle Korver (signed with Cavaliers), Deron Williams, Derrick Williams.

Dallas Mavericks: Nerlens Noel (signed with Mavericks), Dirk Nowitzki (signed with Mavericks).

Denver Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari (signed with Clippers), Roy Hibbert, Mike Miller, Mason Plumlee (signed with Nuggets).

Detroit Pistons: Reggie Bullock (signed with Pistons), Aron Baynes (signed with Celtics), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (signed with Lakers), Michael Gbinije (signed with Warriors), Beno Udrih.

Golden State Warriors: Matt Barnes, Ian Clark (signed with Pelicans), Stephen Curry (signed with Warriors), Kevin Durant (signed with Warriors), Andre Iguodala (signed with Warriors), Shaun Livingston (signed with Warriors), JaVale McGee (signed with Warriors), James Michael McAdoo (signed with 76ers), Zaza Pachulia (signed with Warriors), David West (signed with Warriors).

Houston Rockets: Bobby Brown (signed with Rockets), Ryan Kelly (signed to play in Spain), Nene (signed with Rockets), Jarrod Uthoff (signed with Pacers), Troy Williams (signed with Rockets).

Indiana Pacers: Lavoy Allen, Aaron Brooks (signed with Timberwolves), Rakeem Christmas (signed to play in Turkey), Monta Ellis, C.J. Miles (signed with Raptors), Georges Niang (signed with Warriors), Kevin Seraphin (signed to play in Spain), Jeff Teague (signed with Timberwolves).

Los Angeles Clippers: Alan Anderson, Brandon Bass (signed to play in China), Raymond Felton (signed with Thunder), Blake Griffin (signed with Clippers), Darrun Hilliard (signed with Spurs), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (signed with Rockets), Paul Pierce (retired), J.J. Redick (signed with 76ers), Marreese Speights (signed with Magic), Kyle Wiltjer (signed with Raptors).

Los Angeles Lakers: Tarik Black (signed with Rockets), Tyler Ennis, Thomas Robinson, Metta World Peace, Nick Young (signed with Warriors).

Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Allen (signed with Pelicans), Vince Carter (signed with Kings), JaMychal Green (R), Zach Randolph (signed with Kings), Wayne Selden (signed with Grizzlies).

MIAMI HEAT: Luke Babbitt (signed with Hawks), Udonis Haslem (signed with Heat), James Johnson (signed with Heat), Willie Reed (signed with Clippers), Dion Waiters (signed with Heat).

Milwaukee Bucks: Michael Beasley (signed with Knicks), Spencer Hawes, Tony Snell (signed with Bucks), Jason Terry (signed with Bucks).

Minnesota Timberwolves: Omri Casspi (signed with Warriors), Jordan Hill, Shabazz Muhammad (signed with Timberwolves), Adreian Payne (signed with Magic), Nikola Pekovic (retired), Brandon Rush (signed with Bucks).

New Orleans Pelicans: Quinn Cook (signed with Hawks), Dante Cunningham (signed with Pelicans), Jrue Holiday (signed with Pelicans), Donatas Motiejunas (signed to play in China), Alex Toupane (sign to play in Lithuania).

New York Knicks: Ron Baker (signed with Knicks), Justin Holiday (signed with Bulls), Maurice Ndour, Marshall Plumlee (signed with Clippers), Derrick Rose (signed with Cavaliers), Sasha Vujacic (signed to play in Italy).

Oklahoma City Thunder: Norris Cole (signed to play in Israel), Nick Collison (signed with Thunder), Taj Gibson (signed with Timberwolves), Andre Roberson (signed with Thunder).

Orlando Magic: Marcus Georges-Hunt (signed with Timberwolves), Jeff Green (signed with Cavaliers), Jodie Meeks (signed with Wizards), Damjan Rudez (signed with Magic), C.J. Watson, Stephen Zimmerman (signed with Lakers).

Philadelphia 76ers: Gerald Henderson, Alex Poythress (signed with Pacers), Sergio Rodriguez (signed to play in Russia), Tiago Splitter.

Phoenix Suns: Leandro Barbosa, Alex Len (signed with Suns), Ronnie Price, Alan Williams (signed with Suns).

Portland Trail Blazers: Festus Ezeli, Andrew Nicholson (signed to play in China).

Sacramento Kings: Arron Afflalo (signed with Magic), Darren Collison (signed with Pacers), Tyreke Evans (signed with Grizzlies), Langston Galloway (signed with Pistons), Rudy Gay (signed with Spurs), Ty Lawson, (signed to play in China), Anthony Tolliver (signed with Pistons), Ben McLemore (signed with Grizzlies).

San Antonio Spurs: Joel Anthony (signed with Bucks), Dewayne Dedmon (signed with Hawks), Pau Gasol (signed with Spurs), Manu Ginobili (signed with Spurs), David Lee, Patty Mills (signed with Spurs), Jonathon Simmons (signed with Magic).

Toronto Raptors: Justin Hamilton (signed to play in China), Serge Ibaka (signed with Raptors), Kyle Lowry (signed with Raptors), Patrick Patterson (signed with Thunder), P.J. Tucker (signed with Rockets).

Utah Jazz: Boris Diaw (signed to play in France), Gordon Hayward (signed with Celtics), George Hill (signed with Kings), Joe Ingles (signed with Jazz), Shelvin Mack (signed with Magic), Jeff Withey (signed with Mavericks).

Washington Wizards: Bojan Bogdanovic (signed with Pacers), Trey Burke, Brandon Jennings (signed to play in China), Otto Porter Jr. (signed with Wizards).

KEY: (P) -- Player option. (T) -- Team option. (R) -- Restricted free agent