2021 NBA free agency: Tracking Day 1 rumors, contracts and more


Day 1 of NBA free agency begins Monday at 6 p.m. ET, but the rumor mill is already in overdrive.

This year's free agent class isn't loaded with tons of superstars, although Kawhi Leonard and Chris Paul are expected to hit the market, but there's still going to be plenty of quality players for teams to pursue. 

Keep it right here for the latest rumors, news and completed contracts with our Day 1 free agency live blog. Remember, deals cannot become official until Friday.

9:30 p.m.: Devonte' Graham is heading to the Pelicans via sign-and-trade.

9 p.m.: PJ Tucker is joining Kyle Lowry in Miami.

8:54 p.m.: Reggie Bullock is signing a three-year deal with the Mavs.

8:45 p.m.: Former Celtic Daniel Theis is joining the Rockets. Cody Zeller is headed to the Blazers.

8:16 p.m.: Alex Caruso is Chicago bound.

8:12 p.m.: Derrick Rose will return to the Knicks.

8:04 p.m.: Evan Fournier is signing a four-year deal with the Knicks. Nicolas Batum will join the Clippers.

7:50 p.m.: Dwight Howard is heading back to L.A.

7:40 p.m.: Trevor Ariza and Wayne Ellington Jr. are headed to the Lakers on one-year deals.

7:30 p.m.: Zach Collins to the Spurs, Alex Len to the Kings.

7:24 p.m.: Gary Trent Jr. is returning to the Raptors.

7:22 p.m.: Bobby Portis will stay in Milwaukee.

7:09 p.m.: Jeff Green is joining the Nuggets on a two-year deal/


Sterling Brown is headed to the Mavs.

6:45 p.m.: Chris Paul is staying in Phoenix for the long haul:

6:44 p.m.: Doug McDermott has agreed to a three-year, $42 million deal with the Spurs.

6:41 p.m.: Torrey Craig is signing a two-year deal with Indiana.

6:40 p.m.: Duncan Robinson is getting five years, $90 million to stay in Miami.

6:29 p.m.: The Suns are bringing back Cameron Payne.

6:18 p.m.: As expected, Kyle Lowry is expected to go the Miami Heat.

6:14 p.m.: A couple centers are getting paid.

Kelly Olynyk is headed to the Detroit Pistons.

6:10 p.m.: Here are more details on the Lonzo Ball sign-and-trade between the Bulls and Pelicans.

Denver is keeping one of its important role players, too.

6:07 p.m.: Jimmy Butler isn't leaving the Heat.

6:05 p.m.: The Bulls have signed point guard Lonzo Ball as part of a sign-and-trade with the Pelicans.

Here are some other updates.

6 p.m.: Free agency has begun!

5:49 p.m.: Here are some fresh updates as the 6 p.m. start of free agency nears.

Restricted free agent John Collins and the Hawks are not close to a new deal, per Stadium's Shams Charania.

4:44 p.m.: It sounds like the Cavs are committed to investing heavily in Jarrett Allen.

3:05 p.m.: Will the OKC Thunder use their salary cap space to make a play for Devonte Graham?

2 p.m.: Los Angeles Clippers free agent guard Reggie Jackson is expected to receive interest from several teams, including the Celtics.

The Celtics also have interest in bringing back free agent guard Isaiah Thomas, per Marc Stein.

12:34 p.m.: Celtics rumors are flying today.

11:40 a.m.: The Celtics have "internal interest" in free agent point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, per Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix.

11 a.m. ET: Here are some updates to begin the blog.