Grades, analysis & reaction to all NBA moves in 2022 offseason


John Wall
Nov 29, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard John Wall (1) warms up before playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Like any summer, basketball fans turn their attention to NBA offseason moves in 2022 following an entertaining playoffs. We’ve got you covered with all NBA free agency signings so far, plus our up-to-date grades, analysis and reaction as deals come in.

NBA offseason moves 2022: Tracker and grades

From NBA free agency moves to trades, from buyouts to max deals and some potentially significant sign-and-trades, we are covering every deal this offseason.

There will be influential minimum deals and overpays – our NBA offseason moves tracker below has our quickfire grades and takeaways.

John Wall to Clippers for taxpayer midlevel exception

The Los Angeles Clippers are finally acquiring John Wall after years of speculation. Wall has agreed to a buyout with the Houston Rockets where he gives up an amount that is almost exactly the same as the taxpayer midlevel exception. The assumption is Wall will sign with the Clips for the TPMLE.

Other than likely losing Isaiah Hartenstein, there’s little downside for the Clippers here. It’s a worthwhile gamble for a franchise willing to pay a hefty tax bill. Wall can help orchestrate the offense, but if it doesn’t work out, they’ve still got Reggie Jackson to play the one.

Clippers grade: B+

De’Anthony Melton to Sixers for 23rd overall pick and Danny Green

The Sixers were always unlikely to make their first-round pick. Instead, Daryl Morey flipped the 23rd selection and Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for De’Anthony Melton.

Melton brings a lot of what the Sixers need; he’s a good three-point shooter, especially from the corners, a plus defender, and he can handle the ball when required. We could see some of Melton alongside Tyrese Maxey and James Harden, but he’ll mainly be on the court when Maxey and/or Harden are sitting.

We like this for both teams. Memphis again makes smart moves in the draft, and Philly fills a need.

Grizzlies grade: B+

Sixers grade: A-





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Nov 29, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard John Wall (1) warms up before playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Like any summer, basketball fans turn their attention to NBA offseason moves in 2022 following an entertaining playoffs. We’ve got you covered with all NBA…