NBA Free Agency Wrap-Up Day 1

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Lets look at Day 1 of Free Agency, and see how the teams did.

Atlanta HawksPaul Millsap agreed to a three-year deal worth $59 million that includes a player option after two years.

I have always been a Millsap fan, and I do love this signing. I won’t be getting too much into overpaid/underpaid on this since it really doesn’t matter, with the cap jumping up the next few years, and the labor strife coming in 2 years. Yeah, I said it.


Boston CelticsAmir Johnson has agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal

Jonas Jerebko agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract

Jae Crowder agreed to a five-year, $35 million contract

Uh, yeah- Not enthused by any of these guys, but if Brad Stevens wants them, then more power to him.

Brooklyn NetsBrook Lopez re-signed for 3 years, $60M

Solid signing, but lets keep in mind, its not like they are going to be getting a lot of draft picks.



Chicago BullsJimmy Butler reached agreement on a five-year, $90 million contract.

Mike Dunleavy on a three-year, $15 million deal.

Butler was a great resigning, pretty much had to happen, Dunleavy was supposed to be number 1 on LeBron’s wish list – so swing and a miss there. I never will get why he is so special. 5M is basically the mid-level, but whatever.


Cleveland CavaliersKevin Love has announced he will accept a five-year, $110 million deal

Tristan Thompson resigned for 5 years, $80M

Bringing the band back together? I’m all for it.
I LeBron James back? Ok, moving on. In all seriousness, a pair of good signings, so the Love trade wasn’t a waste, and Thompson wanted a MAX deal, but got paid long term at a slight discount.


Golden State WarriorsDraymond Green will re-sign for five-year, $85 million deal.

Little pricy, I know I didn’t want to talk contracts, but this one might cost them a player down the line. Its a solid signing, and much like their Finals opponents, bringing the band back is never a bad idea in my mind.



miami heatGoran Dragic signed a five-year, $90 million deal

Guess Miami isn’t going away. Wade isn’t going to see over 16M that he opted out for, but this is a good sign if you are a Heat fan. Again, pricy, but not terrible.



BucksKhris Middleton agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth an estimated $70 million.

23 years old, 41% from three. Yeah, not a bad deal. One of those under-the-radar re-signings that a mid-market team needs to do.




new Orleans PelicansAnthony Davis with a five-year extension for $145 million.

Omer Asik resigned for four years and nearly $45 million.

Alexis Ajinca agreed to a four-year deal – no terms released.

I am stunned that Asik signed. I don’t think that he was used very well, but they had a lousy coach anyway, maybe Alvin did a solid sales job on him. The Pelicans had to give the Brow everything he wanted- and so would every team in the NBA.

OKC ThunderKyle Singler re-signed for a five-year deal worth nearly $25 million.

Backup for a bit above the mid-level, moving on.



Phoenix SunsTyson Chandler has agreed to a four-year deal for $52 million.

Brandon Knight resigned for five-year, $70 million.

Are we sure Chandler is good anymore? Is Brandon Knight worth it? For some reason I just don’t get the moves, seems like something that looks better on paper than on the court. I don’t know what to do with the Suns, but this doesn’t seem like it.

portland trail Blazers Damian Lillard five-year extension for over $120 million.

No LaMarcus? Then Lillard is the only drawing card left. I’m not sure if you don’t want to cut bait at this point with the Blazers, but with Batum gone, LaMarcus most likely signing in hours, what now?


San Antonio Spurs

Danny Green agreed to terms on a four-year, $45 million deal.

Kawhi Leonard agreed to a five-year contract that could be worth $90 million.

I’ll judge the Spurs right after I get done telling the Patriots what to do in the NFL.

Toronto RaptorsDeMarre Carroll has agreed on a four-year, $60 million deal.

The Hawks couldn’t keep them all, and to be honest, I don’t see this as a great loss.


I’ll try and do a weekly update including the trades and the player options. Thank you.


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  1. I agree with you about the Suns. If those moves get Aldridge, then OK they look a bit better, but if not they still aren’t a playoff team.

    However, if they strike out on Aldridge, I think they might want to call Golden State about David Lee. He might not be a bad 1 year option at power forward.

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