NBA Draft Free Agents List 2022: Top Free Agents & NBA Offseason Dates

NBA Draft Free Agents 2022: NBA after struggling to decide a date for next season has finally come to a conclusion to kick off the 2022-21 season from 22nd December 2022. It’s also confirmed that the NBA Free Agency to start on November 20 and the 2022 NBA Draft to be held on November 18. The NBA teams can start signing players from the November 22.

NBA Offseason Dates

DateEvent
Sept. 28 Beginning of Draft Combine
Oct. 16-Nov. 16Teams can begin to conduct in-person interviews with draft prospects 
Nov. 182020 NBA Draft
Nov. 20 Start of free agency
Nov. 22Teams will be permitted to sign players from free agency
Dec. 1Start date to begin training camps for 2022-21 season
Dec. 22Opening night for 2022-21 season

NBA free agency draft will take place on 20th November just 2 days after the NBA draft. Normally the free agency draft takes place after 10 days from the draft but due to the squeezed up the schedule this year, thus the free agency draft is scheduled for the 20th. The teams will be allowed to sign top free agents from 22nd November 2022.

NBA free agency is basically the players who are about to run out of their contract at the end of the season and similar to football they are called free agents, to be a precise unrestricted free agency (UFA).

Well, there is another type of free agents who have certain clause or restrictions in their contracts. In short each year these players are put on the table after the NBA draft so that the teams can pick them into their side.

The franchises are required to buy these free agents within a salary cap and the cap that they have to comply with this year is $109.1 million and the luxury tax is $132.6 million.

This year’s draft list is also lined up with powerhouses but may not be that star-studded as previous years. However, the list of 25 top free agent prospects to look out for on the 20th is as follows.

NBA Draft Free Agents List 2022

No.PlayerAgeTeamStatus
1Anthony Davis27Los Angeles LakersPlayer option
2Brandon Ingram23New Orleans PelicansRestricted
3Fred VanVleet26Toronto RaptorsUnrestricted
4DeMar DeRozan31San Antonio SpursPlayer option
5Montrezl Harrell26LA ClippersUnrestricted
6Andre Drummond27Cleveland CavaliersPlayer option
7Gordon Hayward30Boston CelticsPlayer option
8Bogdan Bogdanovic28Sacramento KingsRestricted
9Goran Dragic34 Miami HeatUnrestricted
10 Danilo Gallinari32Oklahoma City ThunderUnrestricted
11Davis Bertans27Washington WizardsUnrestricted
12Jerami Grant26Denver NuggetsPlayer option
13Joe Harris29Brooklyn NetsUnrestricted
14Evan Fournier27 Orlando MagicPlayer option
15Serge Ibaka31Toronto RaptorsUnrestricted
16Christian Wood25Detroit PistonsUnrestricted
17 Marcus Morris31LA ClippersUnrestricted
18Marc Gasol35Toronto RaptorsUnrestricted
19Aron Baynes33Phoenix SunsUnrestricted
20 Tristan Thompson29Cleveland CavaliersUnrestricted
21Malik Beasley23Minnesota TimberwolvesRestricted
22Derrick Favors29New Orleans PelicansUnrestricted
23Paul Millsap35Denver NuggetsUnrestricted
24Tim Hardaway Jr.28Dallas MavericksPlayer Option
25Hassan Whiteside31Portland Trail BlazersUnrestricted

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