2022 NBA Free Agency: Tracking Day 2 Rumors, Deals and More originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Kevin Durant stole the show on the first day of NBA free agency by reportedly calling for a trade from Brooklyn. While the NBA world eagerly awaits to see where the 12-time All-Star lands, Boston Celtics fans are simply waiting for their team to make a move.
The C’s were quiet on Day 1 despite rumors swirling about a possible interest in striker Danilo Gallinari and Center Thomas Bryant. These two free agents could find a new home as early as Friday.
Forsberg: Is Danilo Gallinari the right addition to the Celtics at liberty?
Boston isn’t expected to turn heads – although Durant’s availability certainly makes things interesting – but they are interested in adding a bench goalscorer and/or playmaker. You can follow all the notable moves around the NBA and those impacting the Celtics (All Times Eastern) here.
5:45 p.m.: According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Luke Kornet is back with the Celtics on a two-year deal.
3:37 p.m.: The Jazz trades big man Rudy Gobert for Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler, Jarred Vanderbilt and several first-round picks to the Timberwolves, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
1:37 p.m.: The Celtics are acquiring guard Malcolm Brogdon in a deal with the Pacers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
1:11 p.m.: According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hawks are trading Kevin Huerter to the Kings for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless and a future first-round pick. Huerter was viewed as a potential TPE option for Boston.
12:54 p.m.: Robin Lopez is joining the Cavaliers on a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
12:13 p.m.: According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Jusuf Nurkic will remain with the Trail Blazers on a four-year, $70 million contract.
11:59 am: Zach LaVine remains in Chicago after signing a Max contract, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
11:56 am: According to MassLive.com, Danilo Gallinari has a two-year deal with the Celtics.
11:36 am: Are the Celtics set to sign Danilo Gallinari? The Italy forward reportedly prefers to join Boston after clearing the waivers.
11:24 am: Otto Porter Jr. has signed a two-year deal with the Raptors, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
10:22 am: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Mitchell Robinson is staying with the Knicks on a four-year, $60 million deal.
10:21 am: Bruce Brown is off the board and headed to the Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews.
9:50 am: And we’re gone! Yahoo Sports Report Center’s Thomas Bryant’s Chris Haynes receives “significant interest” from the Lakers and Celtics.