Recap of the 2022 NBA offseason with signings, trades and more

It’s hard to believe, but the 2022-23 NBA season is almost here.

About three months have passed since the Warriors of the Golden State surpassed the Boston Celts in the 2022 NBA Finals, which paved the way for a frantic offseason.

As the new campaign approaches, here’s an update from the 2022 NBA offseason so you don’t get confused watching Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert share the court with the Minnesota Timberwolves:

NBA Stars Who Moved During the 2022 Offseason

There weren’t many, especially with Kevin Durant getting Brooklyn. networksbut some big names in the NBA will be wearing new jerseys in 2022:

Rudy Gobert: Jazz → Timberwolves

The Utah Jazz finally admitted that the Donovan Mitchell-Rudy Gobert duo would not bear fruit. Gobert was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a largeso now Karl-Anthony Towns has a star defensive center to cover his deficiencies at that end of the court.

Donovan Mitchell: Jazz → Cavaliers

After trading Gobert, the Jazz moved Mitchell to Cleveland in a deal that brought back notable players such as Collin Sexton and Lauri Markkanen, among other pieces. Now it’s a Mitchell-Darius Garland defense duo in The Land.

Dejounte Murray: Spurs → Hawks

Spurs continued to embrace their rebuilding phase, transferring Murray to the Atlanta Hawks. The All-Star point guard now joins Trae Young in Atlanta’s backcourt to create a formidable two-way threat.

Jerami Grant: Pistons → Trail Blazers

The Pistons went from being one of their best veterans to getting younger assets. Portland is now Grant’s new homeso Damian Lillard finally has a two-way All-Star caliber on his side.

Jalen Brunson: Mavericks → Knicks

Brunson got a free agency scholarship after leaving Dallas Mavericks for the New York Knicks. He will start with RJ Barrett in the backcourt as the Knicks look to make the postseason again after a fall in ratings last year.

Another notable move by NBA players

João Parede: assistantsclippers

Patrick Beverley: Timberwolves → Jazz → lakers

Malcolm Brogdon: Pacers → celts

Kevin Huerter: Falcons → kings

Bruce Brown Jr.: Nets → Nuggets

Christian Wood: Rockets → Mavericks

Montrezl Harrell: Wasps → 76ers

Danny Green: 76ers → Grizzlies

Otto Porter Jr.: warriors → Raptors

Juan-Toscano Anderson: Warriors → Lakers

Malik Monk: Lakers → Kings

De’Anthony Melton: Grizzlies → 76ers

PJ Tucker: Warm → 76ers

JaVale McGee: Suns → Mavericks

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Wizards → Nuggets

Dennis Schroder: Rockets → Lakers

New NBA coaches in 2022

Four teams brought in new coaches ahead of the 2022-23 season:

Los Angeles Lakers: signed darvin ham to replace Frank Vogel

Charlotte Hornets: Hired Steve Clifford to Replace James Borrego

Sacramento Kings: Hired Mike Brown to replace Alvin Gentry

Utah Jazz: Hired Will Hardy to Replace Quin Snyder

NBA rookies to watch out for in 2022

Although the second overall pick of 2022, Chet Holmgren will not play the entire season due to a foot injurythere is still many newbies to keep an eye out. Keep an eye out for these 10, in no particular order:

  • Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic
  • Jabari Smith Jr., Houston Rockets
  • Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings
  • Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons
  • Tari Eason, Houston Rockets
  • Jalen Williams, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Dyson Daniels, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Shaedon Sharpe, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Jabari Walker, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Keon Ellis, Sacramento Kings

Notable NBA Players Who Retired in 2022

These players announced their retirement during the offseason:

  • Jamal Crawford
  • Jeff Teague
  • Chandler Parsons

Notable NBA Players Who Are Still Free Agents

Not every notable NBA player was signed over the summer. These names are still available on the market:

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Dwight Howard
  • Blake Griffin
  • DeMarcus cousins
  • André Iguodala
  • mile bridges
  • Nemanja Bjelica
  • Jeremy Lamb
  • DeAndre’ Bembry
  • Avery Bradley
  • Trevor Ariza

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