Jan 12, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett (2) reacts after an altercation with Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) during the first quarter at the Barclays Center. Garnett was ejected from the game. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
A week ago NBA Free Agency began with a bang. A plethora of players inked deals to return to their existing squads, but the action of players leaving for new teams was substantial. Specifically 3 of the top front court players (LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe ) all left their existing teams and none of them landed in large markets.
Another significant trend was veteran players returning like Spurs greats Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Then Tuesday Kevin Garnett confirmed he would come back for another 2 year term presumably to work with the young studs in Minnesota to teach them how to become winners.
While the West remains tough, the early signs of free agency are pointing to a couple of playoff seeds losing key contributors (Clippers/Jordan) and pundits are projecting possible falls down the ladder. This is particularly true for Portland who lost 5 of their 6 top players.. OUCH.
As the top tier talent has waned there remain very few top assets. Team are now focusing on mid level talent in an effort to beef up their rotations. Orlando and Utah Summer Leagues have been in full swing and with Los Vegas Summer League due to tip off Friday be prepared for more free agency signings and the start to what will surely be an active summer of trades.
The following is a complete list of free agent signings of each team by division (July 8, up to date to 12:40 pm EST). It lists all free agent signings, trades, opt ins and which players remain unsigned. Moving forward we’ll provide regular updates so you can stay abreast of the activity by team and by division.
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