Recap of the 2022 NBA Offseason with Signings, Trades and More

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

About three months have passed since then Warriors of the Golden State exceeded the Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals, which paved the way for a hectic offseason.

As the new campaign draws closer, here’s a refresher on the 2022 NBA offseason so you don’t get confused as you watch Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert share the floor with the Minnesota Timberwolves:

NBA Stars Who Moved During the 2022 Offseason

There weren’t many, especially since Kevin Durant lived in Brooklyn netsbut some big names in the NBA will don new jerseys in 2022:

Rudy Gobert: Jazz → Timberwolves

The Utah Jazz finally admitted that the pairing between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert would not bear fruit. Gobert was assigned to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a big bootyso Karl-Anthony Towns now has a star defensive center to cover for his shortcomings at that end of the ground.

Donovan Mitchell: Jazz → Cavaliers

After the Gobert trade, jazz moved Mitchell to Cleveland in a deal that brought back notable players in Collin Sexton and Lauri Markkanen, among others. It’s now a Mitchell-Darius Garland backcourt duo in The Land.

Dejounte Murray: Spurs → Hawks

The Spurs continued their rebuild phase by trading Murray to the Atlanta Hawks. The All-Star guard now joins Trae Young in Atlanta backcourt to create an impressive two-way threat.

Jerami Grant: Piston → Trailblazer

The Pistons transitioned from one of their better veterans to younger assets. Portland is now Grants new homeSo Damian Lillard finally has an All-Star caliber Two-Way Forward alongside him.

Jalen Brunson: Outsider → Knicks

Brunson was given a free hand bag after leaving Dallas Mavericks for the New York Knicks. He will start with RJ Barrett in backfield as the Knicks try to make it back into the postseason after an overall drop last year.

Other notable NBA player movement

John Wall: wizardclippers

Patrick Beverley: Timberwolves → Jazz → lakers

Malcolm Brogdon: Pacemaker → Celts

Kevin Hürter: Falcons → kings

Bruce Brown Jr.: Nets → Nuggets

Christian Wood: Rockets → Mavericks

Montrezl Harrell: Hornets → 76er

Danny Green: 76ers → Grizzlies

Otto Porter Jr.: warrior → birds of prey

Juan Toscano Anderson: Warrior → Lakers

Malik Monk: Lakers → Kings

De’Anthony Melton: Grizzlies → 76ers

PJ Tucker: heat → 76s

JaVale McGee: Suns → Mavericks

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Wizard → Nuggets

Dennis Schroder: Rockets → Lakers

New NBA head coaches in 2022

Four teams hired new head coaches ahead of the 2022-23 season:

Los Angeles Lakers: Employed Darwin ham as successor to Frank Vogel

Charlotte Hornets: Hired Steve Clifford to replace James Borrego

Sacramento Kings: Employed Mike Brown to replace Alvin Gentry

Utah Jazz: Hired Will Hardy to replace Quin Snyder

NBA rookies to watch out for in 2022

Although No. 2 overall 2022 Chet Holmgren will not play the full season due to a foot injuryThere is many beginners to keep in mind. Keep an eye on 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 Trailblazer

  • Jabari Walker, Portland Trailblazer

  • Keon Ellis, Sacramento Kings

Notable NBA players who retired in 2022

These players announced their retirements during the offseason:

  • Jamal Crawford

  • Jeff Teague

  • Chandler Parsons

Notable NBA Players Still Free Agents

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

  • LaMarcus Aldridge

  • Carmelo Anthony

  • Dwight Howard

  • Blake Griffins

  • DeMarcus Cousins

  • Andre Iguodala

  • miles of bridges

  • Nemanja Bjelica

  • Jeremy Lamb

  • DeAndre’ Bembry

  • Avery Bradley

  • Trevor Ariza

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