NBA free agency opened with a bang last week as teams combined to spend more than $3 billion in the first 24 hours.
The spending frenzy helped fatten the wallets of several players with ties to North Carolina. While deals can’t be signed until the upcoming weekend and all amounts are unofficial until then, local players agreed to contracts totaling more than $396 million, with several more players still on the market.
Duke led the way with five players landing deals for a total of more than $220 million. Five UNC products agreed to terms on more than $145 million.
Here’s a look at which familiar faces went where and who’s still on the market.
Unrestricted free agent deals
Kyrie Irving: The former Duke one-and-done was the big local winner this year, parlaying a season that ended on bad terms in Boston into a reported four-year, $142 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Irving joins his third NBA team, following two years with the Celtics.
Harrison Barnes: The UNC product re-signed with Sacramento, after joining the Kings in a February trade from Dallas. He signed for four years, $85 million.
Seth Curry: The Charlotte native and Duke alum turned his breakout season in Portland into a four-year, $32 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks. It’s his second stint with Dallas, which was the first team to give him steady playing time after cups of coffee with four other franchises.
Al-Farouq Aminu: The Wake Forest product will make Orlando his fifth NBA stop after he signs a three-year, $29 million contract with the Magic.
JJ Redick: The veteran will play his 14th NBA season in a new location, signing with the New Orleans Pelicans, where he will join a heavy Duke contingent, including GM Trajan Langdon and top draft pick Zion Williamson. He agreed to a two-year, $26.5 million contract, and New Orleans will become his fifth NBA stop.
Reggie Bullock: The former Tar Heel will make New York his fifth stop in the league after agreeing to a two-year, $21 million deal with the Knicks. He was traded from Detroit, where he became an NBA regular, to the Lakers in February.
Rodney Hood: The former Blue Devil will remain in Portland after agreeing to two years and $16 million with the Trail Blazers. He joined Portland, his third team, following a February trade with Cleveland.
Wayne Ellington: The former UNC player agreed to two years and $16 million to join Bullock in New York. Entering his 11th season, the Knicks will be Ellington’s ninth team.
Ed Davis: The nine-year veteran out of North Carolina will join his sixth team after agreeing to a two-year, $10 million pact with the Utah Jazz.
Austin Rivers: Another in the long line of Duke one-and-dones, Rivers agreed to stay with Houston on a two-year deal that will pay him a reported $2.2 million next season with an option for 2020-21. The veteran minimum deal keeps him with the Rockets, where he signed last December, a week after being waived by the Suns immediately following a trade that sent him from Washington.
Options picked up
Marvin Williams: The longtime NBA veteran, following a one-and-done year at UNC, exercised his player option to return to the Charlotte Hornets for 2019-20 for a reported $15 million.
Jeff Teague: The Wake product exercised a player option to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves for a reported $19 million.
Jahlil Okafor: The Duke one-and-done from the 2015 national champions will remain in the ever-growing Duke contingent in New Orleans after the team picked up an option for a reported $1.7 million.
Restricted free agents
Amile Jefferson: The Duke alum received a qualifying offer from the Orlando Magic, making him a restricted free agent and giving the Magic the right to match any offer he signs with another team.
Tyus Jones: The Duke one-and-done received a $3.57 million qualifying offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, making him restricted.
Quinn Cook: The former Blue Devil point guard received a qualifying offer from the Golden State Warriors.
Theo Pinson: The former Tar Heel got a qualifying offer from the Brooklyn Nets.
Unrestricted still on the market
Vince Carter: The 21-year veteran out of UNC spent last year with the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks are believed to be interested.
Luol Deng: The 15-year vet out of Duke spent last year with Minnesota.
Raymond Felton: The 14-year vet out of UNC spent last year with Oklahoma City.
Danny Green: The 10-year vet out of UNC spent last year with Toronto.
Tyler Zeller: The 7-year vet out of UNC spent last year with Memphis.
Jabari Parker: The 5-year vet out of Duke spent last year with Washington.
Isaiah Hicks: The 2-year vet out of UNC spent last year with New York.
Trevon Duval: The 1-year vet out of Duke spent last year with Houston.