5 Early Takeaways From Action-Packed NBA Offseason

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The 2022 NBA offseason is in full swing as teams are upgrading their rosters to make a run during the 2022-23 season or setting themselves up for success down the road. There have been a ton of moves made, but there are still some very solid players available.

Deandre Ayton, Collin Sexton and Miles Bridges are three restricted free agents still on the market. There has been a lot of discussion about where Ayton could go and Sexton has had a few teams mentioned as suitors as well. Bridges could have thrown away his chance at a huge contract because of the arrest for domestic violence.

That trio is all seeking huge contracts like some of their peers have landed. There have been several max contracts handed out already this offseason. Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and Darius Garland signed maximum rookie extensions. RJ Barrett could very well be next.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker and Nikola Jokic signed supermaxes. Damian Lillard will be offered an extension that pays him $50 annually as well.

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Zach LaVine and Bradley Beal signed max contracts to remain with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards respectively. All eyes will be on James Harden to see what kind of deal he signs next.

The moves came fast and furious at the start of free agency, but things have slowed down considerably with Summer League getting underway and one huge trade request being made.

With things quieted down, let’s take a look at five of the biggest takeaways from the NBA offseason thus far.