It’s July 2nd. The deals we’ve seen in the past 24 hours have been absolutely insane. With the NBA’s salary cap jumping to $94 million, you’re seeing INCREDIBLE transactions get done. Here’s a quick look at all of the deals!:
F Marvin Williams re-signed w/ Charlotte: 4 years/$54 million – Excellent value for Marv, whose defense and outside shooting broke through a year ago.
C Ian Mahinmi signed w/…Washington: 4 years/$64 million – Ian was great with Indy last season. Excellent defender whose impact will be immediate.
F Jon Leuer signed w/…Detroit: 4 years/$42 million – Jon Leuer (quietly) improved over the past couple seasons. After stepping up his three-point game (38% in 2015-16), Detroit adds another shooter next to Drummond.
C Hassan Whiteside re-signed w/ Miami: 4 years/$98 million – “Agent Block” announced his free agency decision via Snapchat…after bouncing around the basketball universe, he’s found a true home in Miami.
C Dwight Howard signed w/…the Atlanta Hawks: 3 years/$70.5 million – Dwight’s going home! The Atlanta native inked a 3-year pact in an attempt to revitalize his career and (potentially) compete for a title.
G-F Kent Bazemore re-signed w/ Atlanta: 4 years/$70 million – Bazemore is paiddd. That’s what happens when you emerge into a two-way force before the age of 30.
G Mike Conley re-signed w/ the Grizz for…5 YEARS/$153 MILLION
*DING DING DING* Mikey’s the big winner!!!
In a major shocker, Mike Conley Jr. is now stakeholder of the richest contract in NBA history. That’s what happens when you’re labeled “underrated” your entire career.
Now, people hate him. Good job, everybody.
G-F Evan Fournier re-signed w/ the Orlando Magic: 5 years/$85 million – Crazy value for Fournier, who shot lights out from beyond the arc (40%) and could break into All-Star territory without having to share shots w/ Vic Oladipo.
G DJ Augustin signed w/…Orlando: 4 years/$29 million – Veteran PG with nice scoring instincts. Reasonable deal.
F Jeff Green signed w/…Orlando: 1 year/$15 million – Y? (Honestly, it’s low risk and if it’s not working out, trade him at the deadline for a second-rounder)
F Trevor Booker signed w/…Brooklyn: 2 years/$18 million – The Nets lack toughness. Trevor Booker is tough.
C Justin Hamilton signed w/…Brooklyn: 2 years/$6 million – After a one-year hiatus overseas, Hamilton will fight for reserve minutes up front (DOG Profile Coming Soon!).
C Timofey Mozgov signed w/…the LOS ANGELES LAKERS: 4 years/$64 million – Huh!? Mozgov barely got off the bench during Cleveland‘s title run, yet he’s currently projected as LA’s starting center. Saving money for next summer, perhaps?
G Jordan Clarkson re-signed w/ the Lakers: 4 years/$50 million – Clarkson wasn’t going anywhere…obviously. This is just an appetizer, though – the next time he signs will break triple digits.
F Luol Deng signed w/…the Lakers: 4 years/$72 million – Luol Deng is the veteran presence LA’s young guns need. Nice move that should pay off beyond the box score.
G Eric Gordon signed w/…Houston: 4 years/$52 million – If his knees hold up, this isn’t horrible.
Not bad, Ainge.
F Evan Turner signed w/…the Portland Trail Blazers: 4 years/$70 million – He has to start now, right? Big get for Portland regardless – Turner is the third ball-handler Terry Stotts lacked all last year.
F Mirza Teletovic signed w/…Milwaukee: 3 years/$30 million – Milwaukee doesn’t have ANY reliable snipers on the roster. Enter: Mirza Teletovic.
F Solomon Hill signed w/…the New Orleans Pelicans: 4 years/$52 million – Hill’s a relative unknown to a lot of fans but he’s scrappy and is an improving shooter. Should carve out a big role in New Orleans.
G E’Twaun Moore signed w/…New Orleans 4 years/$34 million – A rare, two-way combo guard off the bench – Moore really showed his worth from downtown a year ago.
F Joe Johnson signed w/…the Utah Jazz: 2 years/$22 million – What a random, yet smart transaction. JJ can slide into a Sixth Man role and focus on getting buckets – he also fits with Utah’s other huge wings.
F Anthony Tolliver signed w/…the Kings: 2 years/$16 million – Everyone needs a stretch four!
…over a billion total dollars shelled out in just two days. Summer ’16 is living up to the hype so far.