Lets look at Day 1 of Free Agency, and see how the teams did.
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.
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.
Solid signing, but lets keep in mind, its not like they are going to be getting a lot of draft picks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Backup for a bit above the mid-level, moving on.
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.
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?
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.
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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