NBA free agency has exploded. Here are the biggest signings so far and the best remaining players.

Matt Slocum/AP; Winslow Townson/AP; John Raoux;APKevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Kawhi Leonard highlight the best NBA free agents in 2019.

NBA free agency has exploded since beginning on June 30.

In the last week, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant teamed up in Brooklyn, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George teamed up with the Clippers, Jimmy Butler left Philadelphia for Miami, and the Knicks and Lakers struck out.

We’ve tracked the biggest signings so far and the best players still remaining below.


Kawhi Leonard, F — SIGNED with Los Angeles Clippers

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Age: 28

2018-19 team: Toronto Raptors

Reported deal: Four years, $US142 million

One thing to know: Leonard won a championship in Toronto, then got out of town. Leonard joined the Clippers, enticing the team to trade for Paul George in the process in a stunning move.


Kevin Durant, F — SIGNED with Brooklyn Nets

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Age: 30

2018-19 team: Golden State Warriors

Reported deal: Four years, $US164 million

One thing to know: Durant is joining the Nets with Kyrie Irving. He is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season.


Kyrie Irving, G — SIGNED with Brooklyn Nets

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Age: 27

2018-19 team: Boston Celtics

Reported deal: Four years, $US141 million

One thing to know: In recent weeks, the free-agency buzz was that Irving would join the Nets. He followed suit, bringing Durant along with him in a massive free-agency move.


Jimmy Butler, G/F — SIGNED with Miami Heat

Matt Slocum/AP

Age: 29

2018-19 team: Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers

Reported deal: Four years, $US142 million

One thing to know: Butler was part of a four-team sign-and-trade, going from the 76ers to the Heat. In Miami, he’ll have the chance to be the clear-cut best player and lead the Heat back to the playoffs.


Kemba Walker, G — SIGNED with Boston Celtics

David Zalubowski/AP

Age: 29

2018-19 team: Charlotte Hornets

Reported deal: Four years, $US141 million

One thing to know: It appears Walker will be leaving the Hornets this offseason, though reports indicate the Hornets did not offer him their full max, which would have been as much as $US221 million. He’ll essentially replace Irving and try to help the Celtics rebound from a disappointing season.


Klay Thompson, G/F — SIGNED with Golden State Warriors

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Age: 29

2018-19 team: Golden State Warriors

Reported deal: Five years, $US190 million

One thing to know: Thompson tore his ACL in the Finals. It’s been reported that the Warriors intend to re-sign Thompson for the five-year, $US190 million max.


Tobias Harris, F — SIGNED with Philadelphia 76ers

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Age: 26

2018-19 team: Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers

Reported deal: Five years, $US180 million

One thing to know: The 76ers gave up a huge amount in the midseason trade for Harris. They spent big to keep him, adding a perimeter scorer and shooter to surround Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.


Khris Middleton, G/F — SIGNED with Milwaukee Bucks

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Age: 27

2018-19 team: Milwaukee Bucks

Reported deal: Five years, $US178 million

One thing to know: The Bucks had a limited ability to replace Middleton if he left. They have reportedly decided to pay him (more than any other team could) to keep him as the No. 2 to Giannis Antetokounmpo.


D’Angelo Russell, G — SIGNED with Golden State Warriors

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Age: 23

2018-19 team: Brooklyn Nets

Reported deal: Four years, $US117 million

One thing to know: In a stunning move, the Warriors and Nets worked out a sign-and-trade for Russell, who had a breakout season in 2018-19 and made his first All-Star team.


Al Horford, F/C — SIGNED with Philadelphia 76ers

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Age:33

2018-19 team: Boston Celtics

Reported deal: Four years, $US109 million

One thing to know: Horford decided to opt out of a $US30 million contract option to hit free agency. His fit with the 76ers is an interesting one, as he’ll either center when Embiid sits, or the Sixers will play a massive lineup with Embiid and Horford at the four and five.


Nikola Vucevic, C — SIGNED with Orlando Magic

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Age: 28

2018-19 team: Orlando Magic

Reported deal: Four years, $US100 million

One thing to know: Vucevic put up career highs in points, rebounds, and assists and near career highs in shooting percentages while making an All-Star team this year.


Kristaps Porzingis, F/C — SIGNED with Dallas Mavericks

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Age: 23

2018-19 team: New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks

Reported deal: Five years, $US158 million

One thing to know: Porzingis missed the entire 2018-19 season recovering from a torn ACL. He will ultimately remain with the Mavericks to form an intriguing young tandem with Luka Doncic.


DeMarcus Cousins, C — SIGNED with Los Angeles Lakers

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Age: 28

2018-19 team: Golden State Warriors

Reported deal: One year, $US3.5 million

One thing to know: Cousins had an up-and-down season returning from a torn Achilles, then a quad injury in the playoffs. His market was reportedly minimal, but he’ll have a chance to shine in a big role with the Lakers.


Bojan Bogdanovic, G/F — SIGNED with Utah Jazz

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Age: 30

2018-19 team: Indiana Pacers

Reported deal: Four years, $US73 million

One thing to know: Bogdanovic quietly had a breakout season while stepping up in place of the injured Victor Oladipo. He’ll give the Jazz another shooter, ball-handler, scorer, and underrated defender at the wing spots.


Malcolm Brogdon, G — SIGNED with Indiana Pacers

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Age: 26

2018-19 team: Milwaukee Bucks

Reported deal: Four years, $US85 million

One thing to know: The Bucks were reportedly bracing for a massive offer for Brogdon. He received one from the Pacers, who add the talented, young, two-way guard to their backcourt.


Brook Lopez, C — SIGNED with Milwaukee Bucks

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Age: 31

2018-19 team: Milwaukee Bucks

Reported deal: Four years, $US52 million

One thing to know: Lopez – who signed just a one-year, $US3.5 million deal last summer – has become a stout rim defender and one of the best three-point-shooting big men in the league. The Bucks found a way to keep him after he was an integral part of their success last season.


JJ Redick, G — SIGNED with New Orleans Pelicans

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Age: 35

2018-19 team: Philadelphia 76ers

Reported deal: Two years, $US26 million

One thing to know: Redick is reportedly leaving the 76ers after two years. While he’ll turn down the chance to compete for a championship, he’ll join one of the most intriguing young teams in the NBA.


Harrison Barnes, F — SIGNED with Sacramento Kings

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Age: 27

2018-19 team: Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings

Reported deal: Four years, $US85 million

One thing to know: Barnes opted out of a $US25 million player option but is staying with the Kings in the long term. A full training camp could help Barnes integrate with a young core that is trying to take the next step.


Julius Randle, F/C — SIGNED with New York Knicks

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Age: 24

2018-19 team: New Orleans Pelicans

Reported deal: Three years, $US63 million

One thing to know: After missing out on the top free agents, the Knicks splurged to sign Randle, a talented – albeit unproven – big man who averaged 21-8-4 last season.


Danny Green, G/F — SIGNED with Los Angeles Lakers

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Age: 31

2018-19 team: Toronto Raptors

Reported deal: Two years, $US30 million

One thing to know: Green was coveted for his defence and three-point shooting. He’ll be a big addition on the wing for a shallow Lakers team.


Jonas Valanciunas, C — SIGNED with Memphis Grizzlies

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Age: 27

2018-19 team: Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies

Reported deal: Three years, $US45 million

One thing to know: Valanciunas opted out of a $US17 million player option with the goal of signing a long-term deal with the Grizzlies. He played well in Memphis following a trade from the Raptors.


Terry Rozier, G — SIGNED with Charlotte Hornets

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Age: 25

2018-19 team: Boston Celtics

Reported deal: Three years, $US58 million

One thing to know: Rozier had a disappointing season with the Celtics after being relegated to the bench. But the Hornets are taking a chance on the young guard after losing Kemba Walker.


Patrick Beverley, G — SIGNED with Los Angeles Clippers

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Age: 30

2018-19 team: Los Angeles Clippers

Reported deal: Three years, $US41 million

One thing to know: A dogged defender, functional three-point shooter, and emotional leader, Beverley ultimately cashed in to remain with the Clippers.


Terrence Ross, G/F — SIGNED with Orlando Magic

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Age: 28

2018-19 team: Orlando Magic

Reported deal: Four years, $US54 million

One thing to know: Ross had a career season in 2018-19. The Magic kept the athletic scoring wing, hoping he can help a young core continue to improve.


Ricky Rubio, G — SIGNED with Phoenix Suns

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Age: 28

2018-19 team: Utah Jazz

Reported deal: Three years, $US51 million

One thing to know: The Suns have badly needed a point guard to set the table for their young, talented players. Rubio offers excellent passing and defence for an improving team.


Al-Farouq Aminu, F/C — SIGNED with Orlando Magic

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Age: 28

2018-19 team: Portland Trail Blazers

Reported deal: Three years, $US29 million

One thing to know:A solid defender and capable shooter at the four and five, Aminu hasn’t put up big numbers but could play a big role for a team.


Jeremy Lamb, G/F — SIGNED with Indiana Pacers

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Age: 27

2018-19 team: Charlotte Hornets

Reported deal: Three years, $US31.5 million

One thing to know: Lamb had the best scoring year of his career, and though he’s not suited for the No. 2 role he occupied on the Hornets, he makes a nice addition on the wing for the Pacers.


George Hill, G — SIGNED with Milwaukee Bucks

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Age: 33

2018-19 team: Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks

Reported deal: Three years, $US29 million

One thing to know: The Bucks lost Malcolm Brogdon but paid to keep Hill, a veteran guard who played well in the playoffs and adds more shooting, ball-handling, and defence.


Thaddeus Young, F — SIGNED with Chicago Bulls

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Age: 31

2018-19 team: Indiana Pacers

Reported deal: Three years, $US41 million

One thing to know: Young, a consistent, hardworking forward, is a positive locker-room presence who could help the Bulls’ young frontcourt of Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. grow.


Dewayne Dedmon — SIGNED with Sacramento Kings

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Age: 29

2018-19 team: Atlanta Hawks

Reported deal: Three years, $US41 million

One thing to know: Dedmon became an in-demand player for his ability to defend the rim and space the floor. The price the Kings paid for him suggests he could start or play a big role.


Rudy Gay, F — SIGNED with San Antonio Spurs

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Age: 32

2018-19 team: San Antonio Spurs

Reported deal: Two years, $US32 million

One thing to know: Gay decided to remain with the Spurs, where he has had some success becoming a more efficient scorer.


JaMychal Green, F/C — SIGNED with Los Angeles Clippers

Kelvin Kuo/AP

Age: 29

2018-19 team: Memphis Grizzlies/Los Angeles Clippers

Reported deal: Two years, $US10 million

One thing to know: Green’s stats won’t blow anyone away, but he’s an athletic forward and undersized center who defends hard and shoots threes.


Marcus Morris, F — SIGNED with San Antonio Spurs

Mary Altaffer/AP

Age: 29

2018-19 team: Boston Celtics

Reported deal: Two years, $US20 million

One thing to know: Morris had perhaps the best year of his career on the Celtics, with Celtics coach Brad Stevens calling him the team’s most stable player.


DeAndre Jordan, C — SIGNED with Brooklyn Nets

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Age: 30

2018-19 team: Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks

Reported deal: Four years, $US40 million

One thing to know: Jordan is close friends with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving and was lured to the Nets after they landed the two stars. Jordan has lost some of his athleticism but can still finish around the rim and provide some rim protection.


Trevor Ariza, F — SIGNED with Sacramento Kings

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Age: 34

2018-19 team: Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards

Reported deal: Two years, $US25 million

One thing to know: Ariza gives the upstart Kings a veteran presence on the wing, though he may play a smaller role, with Harrison Barnes, Buddy Hield, Bogdan Bogdanovic, and Nemanja Bjelica also on the roster.


Delon Wright, G — SIGNED with Dallas Mavericks

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Age: 27

2018-19 team: Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies

Reported deal: Three years, $US29 million

One thing to know: Wright isn’t the type of Tier 1 or 2 star the Mavs probably hoped to land, but he’s a flexible guard who can handle the ball, defend, and shoot, and should fit in well next to Luka Doncic.


Bobby Portis, F/C — SIGNED with New York Knicks

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Age: 24

2018-19 team: Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards

Reported deal: Two years, $US31 million

One thing to know: Portis is a versatile, young big man, but his fit with the Knicks is questionable, given their logjam of power forwards and centres.


Kevon Looney, C — SIGNED with Golden State Warriors

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Age: 23

2018-19 team: Golden State Warriors

Reported deal: Three years, $US15 million

One thing to know: Looney became an indispensable part of the Warriors in recent years, proving his toughness, ability to finish around the basket, and defend the rim.


Enes Kanter, C — SIGNED with Boston Celtics

David Zalubowski/AP

Age: 27

2018-19 team: New York Knicks/Portland Trail Blazers

Reported deal: Two years, $US10 million

One thing to know: Kanter has always been skilled on offence, but he improved his reputation in the past playoffs by playing passable defence and proving his toughness as he played through an injury.


Seth Curry — SIGNED with Dallas Mavericks

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Age: 28

2018-19 team: Portland Trail Blazers

Reported deal: Four years, $US32 million

One thing to know: Curry has been a consistent shooter and scorer off the bench and gives the Mavericks extra depth at guard.


Tomas Satoransky, G/F — SIGNED with Chicago Bulls

Chuck Burton/AP

Age: 27

2018-19 team: Washington Wizards

Reported deal: Three years, $US30 million

One thing to know: The Bulls still have some questions at point guard, but Satoransky helps fill the playmaking void and can play off the ball as well.


Willie Cauley-Stein, F/C — SIGNED with Golden State Warriors

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Age: 25

2018-19 team: Sacramento Kings

Reported deal: One year, $US1.7 million

One thing to know: Cauley-Stein was a bargain signing for the Warriors, who finally add some length and explosion to the weakest part of their roster.


Derrick Rose, G — SIGNED with Detroit Pistons

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Age: 30

2018-19 team: Minnesota Timberwolves

Reported deal: Two years, $US15 million

One thing to know: In a remarkable turnaround, Rose had arguably the best offensive season since 2011-12.


Rodney Hood, G/F — SIGNED with Portland Trail Blazers

Kathy Willens/AP

Age: 26

2018-19 team: Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers

Reported deal: Two years, $US16 million

One thing to know: Hood’s NBA future seemed in doubt at the beginning of last year, but he had a strong finish and postseason for the Blazers that allowed him to stick around for another two years as a needed wing presence.


Cory Joseph, G — SIGNED with Sacramento Kings

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Age: 27

2018-19 team: Indiana Pacers

Reported deal: Three years, $US37 million

One thing to know: Joseph can play on the ball or off of it and gives the young Kings another veteran to soak up minutes without playing too big of a role.


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G/F — SIGNED with Los Angeles Lakers

David Zalubowski/AP

Age: 26

2018-19 team: Los Angeles Lakers

Reported deal: Two years, $US8 million

One thing to know: Caldwell-Pope is returning to the Lakers, where he has spent the last two years. He gives them more depth on the wing.


DeMarre Carroll, F — SIGNED with San Antonio Spurs

Kathy Willens/AP

Age: 32

2018-19 team: Brooklyn Nets

Reported deal: Two years, $US13 million

One thing to know: It’s not a splashy signing, but Carroll adds more defensive toughness and shooting to a Spurs team that has needs everywhere.


Rajon Rondo, G — SIGNED with Los Angeles Lakers

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Age: 33

2018-19 team: Los Angeles Lakers

Reported deal: Two years, $US5 million

One thing to know: Rondo was one of the last remaining guards on the market when the Lakers re-signed him. He remains an awkward fit with LeBron James, but the Lakers needed someone to lighten the load on James.


Nikola Mirotic, F — SIGNED with FC Barcelona

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Age: 28

2018-19 team: New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks

One thing to know: Mirotic was expected to have several suitors in NBA free agency but is reportedly opting to play overseas in Barcelona.


Kelly Oubre Jr., G/F

Tyler Kaufman/AP

Age: 23

2018-19 team: Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns

2018-19 stats: 15.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 44.5% FG, 32% 3FG

Rumoured landing spots: Suns

One thing to know: The Suns have said they view Oubre as part of their young core and would like to retain him as they continue their rebuild.


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