Recap of the 2022 NBA offseason with signings, trades and more originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
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: assistants → clippers
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:
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: