NBA Free Agency Tracker: July 7th Update


Busy day in NBA Free Agency as 10 players agreed to offers with the Houston Rockets idle once again.

On day 7 of NBA Free agency the Houston Rockets were idle, however 10 players did come to terms:

After their Cinderella season it was expected the Trail Blazers would lose some of their young talent. Unfortunately the player who often was Portland’s best bench player and third option most nights is the guy that hurts to lose the most.  With the Nets extending a 4-year $75M offer sheet to  Allen Crabbe  it appears the Blazers won’t match and will rely on Evan Turner to replace Crabbe’s output.

Sources: Portland RFA Allen Crabbe has signed a four-year, $75M offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets. Bonuses could reach $83M.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 8, 2016

The Blazers were active themselves grabbing Festus Ezeli on a 2-year $15M contract which is substantially less than some of his counterparts received. Apparently the deal has an team opt out in year 2 which gives Ezeli a year to prove his knees can withstand the daily pounding of the hardwood.

Festus Ezeli's Blazers deal is actually $7.4 million the first year with a team option of $7.33 million in the second year, a source said.

— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 8, 2016

The Pistons extended an offer sheet of 3-years $21M for Boban Marjanovic which the Spurs are unlikely to match given the Pau Gasol signing.

The Spurs, league sources say, are resigned to losing fan favorite Boban Marjanovic, unable to match Detroit's offer sheet

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2016

And for those who thought Manu Ginobili was set to retire may be surprised to learn he has resigned (no terms available). San Antonio also nabbed Dewayne Dedmon ona 2-year $6M deal.

Golden State re-signed Ian Clark on a 1 year contract (no financial terms available) which makes sense given the Durant signing as the Warriors will be limited to signing rookies, inexpensive young players and ring seeking vets at on veteran minimum deals (like David West).

It certainly isn’t a player of Dwyane Wade’s ilk, but the Heat signed D-League player Rodney McGruder on a 3-year deal.

Dallas also continues to be busy signing Nicolas Brussino from the Argentina league to a reported 3-year contract. While the Lakers re-signed Marcelo Huertas to a 2-year deal.

And finally the Wizards added some scoring punch in the form of Marcus Thornton to a 1-year veteran’s minimum deal.

Key players remaining

Thought the list grows shorter, especially of top talent, the following is a list of some free agent the Rockets will be mulling over:

LeBron James remains the only super star on the board expected to resign now that Dirk Nowitzki has come to terms.

Top talent remaining:

  • J.R. Smith
  • Dion Waiters

Next tier:

  • David Lee
  • Derrick Williams
  • Kris Humphries
  • Alan Anderson
  • Jordan Hill
  • James Johnson
  • Gerald Green

Lower Tier:

  • Ty Lawson
  • Anderson Varejao
  • Jason Thompson
  • Greivis Vasquez
  • JJ Hickson
  • Troy Daniels
  • Willie Reed
  • Tim Frazier
  • Markel Brown
  • Eric Moreland
  • Bryce Cotton
  • Jorge Gutierrez
  • Jeff Ayres
  • Henry Sims
  • Dorell Wright
  • Jared Sullinger
  • Tony Wroten
  • Ryan Kelly
  • Lou Amundson
  • Ronnie Price
  • PJ Hairston
  • Tyler Hansbrough
  • Donald Sloan
  • James Anderson
  • Quincy Acy
  • Robert Sacre

Youthful Tier:

  • Norris Cole
  • Meyers Leonard
  • Tyler Zeller
  • Terrence Jones
  • Donatas Motiejunas
  • Shane Larkin
  • Ian Clark
  • Isaiah Canaan
  • Cleanthony Early
  • James Michael McAdoo
  • Miles Plumlee
  • Thomas Robinson

Vets Tier:

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