NBA Free Agency Rundown

NBA Free Agency

It was a wild Sunday night in the best basketball league in the World as NBA free agency officially opened. From the get-go it appeared like the Brooklyn Nets were emerging as big winners, cleaning up and signing top-tier talent in the form of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and supporting their stars with a solid center in DeAndre Jordan.

The Knicks failed to land any big-named stars despite their cap space. Jimmy Butler surprisingly found his way to the Miami Heat via a sign-and-trade deal that’s actually still in the works of being finalized. Kawhi Leonard, reigning finals MVP, has yet to speak up regarding his decision but has scheduled a meeting with the top brass from the Lakers on July 2nd. It was a huge night as almost $2 billion in contracts were agreed upon in principle between teams and players.

It was a dizzying night as announcement after announcement hit the airwaves and social media like a mad storm. Here is a brief rundown of some of the more notable signings of each NBA team for the opening night of NBA free agency:

Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics

  • Kemba Walker – 4 years, $141 million

Brooklyn Nets

  • Kevin Durant – 4 years, max or near-max
  • Kyrie Irving – 4 years, $142 million
  • DeAndre Jordan – 4 years, $40 million
  • Garrett Temple – 2 years, $10 million

Charlotte Hornets

  • Terry Rozier – 3 years, $58 million

Chicago Bulls

  • Thaddeus Young – 3 years, $41 million

Cleveland Cavaliers

Dallas Mavericks

  • Kristaps Porzingis – 5 years, $158 million
  • Dwight Powell – 3 years, $33 million

Denver Nuggets

  • Jamal Murray – 5 years, $170 million

Detroit Pistons

  • Derrick Rose – 2 years, $15 million

Golden State Warriors

  • Klay Thompson – 5 years, $190 million
  • D’Angelo Russell – 4 years, $177 million

Houston Rockets

  • Danuel House, 3 years $11 million
  • Gerald Green, 1 year, likely veteran’s minimum

Indiana Pacers

  • Malcolm Brogdon – 4 years, $85 million
  • Jeremy Lamb -3 years, $31.5 million

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Patrick Beverley – 3 years, $40 million

Los Angeles Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Jonas Valanciunas – 3 years, $45 million

Miami Heat

  • Jimmy Butler – 4 years, $142 million

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Khris Middleton – 5 years, $178 million
  • Brook Lopez – 4 years, $52 million
  • George Hill – 3 year, $29 million
  • Robin Lopez – 2 years, room exception

Minnesota Timberwolves

New Orleans Pelicans

  • Nicolo Melli – 2 years, $8 million

New York Knicks

  • Julius Randle – 3 years, $63 million
  • Taj Gibson – 2 years, $20 million
  • Bobby Portis – 2 years, $31 million
  • Reggie Bullock – 2 years, $21 million

Oklahoma City Thunder

Orlando Magic

  • Nikola Vucevic – 4 years, $100 million
  • Terrence Ross – 4 years, $51 million
  • Al-Farouq Aminu, 3 years, $29 million

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Tobias Harris – 5 years, $180 million
  • Al Horford – 4 years, $109 million
  • Mike Scott – 2 years, $9.8 million

Phoenix Suns

  • Ricky Rubio – 3 years, $51 million

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Rodney Hood – 2 years, $12 milllion
  • Mario Hezonja – 1 year, minimum

Sacramento Kings

  • Trevor Ariza – 2 years, $25 million
  • Harrison Barnes – 4 years, $85 million
  • DeWayne Dedmon – 3 years, $41 million
  • Cory Joseph – 3 years, $37 million

San Antonio Spurs

  • DeMarre Carroll – 2 years, $13 million
  • Rudy Gay – 2 years, $32 million

Toronto Raptors

Utah Jazz

  • Bojan Bogdanovic – 4 years, $73 million
  • Ed Davis – 2 years, $10 million

Washington Wizards

  • Thomas Bryant – 3 years, $25 million

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