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NBA Free Agency Tracker: July 8th Update

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 12, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks forward Derrick Williams (23) is guarded by Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats New York 102-90. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 12, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks forward Derrick Williams (23) is guarded by Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats New York 102-90. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Slow day in NBA Free Agency with just 3 players agreeing to deals and the Houston Rockets were idle again.

The Warriors continue to lose their bench with Marreese Speights to the Clippers on a 2-year veterans minimum contract.

Golden State do retain James Michael McAdoo, a player who I’m surprised couldn’t get more than the 1-year minimum contract.

Heat continue to fill out their roster now that they’ve struck out on Kevin Durant and lost Dwyane Wade. Today they added Derrick Williams to a reported 1-year, $5M deal

In other news the Mavericks have released JaVale McGee:

Dallas has officially announced the release of veteran center JaVale McGee, who becomes an unrestricted free agent

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 8, 2016

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
  • 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
  • Miles Plumlee
  • Thomas Robinson

Vets Tier:

Kevin Martin

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SCS will update as free agency news develops. For now if you’re a fan who wants to follow free agency closely check the NBA Free Agency Tracker (updated daily)

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and the Free Agency Profiles for all 30 teams entering Free Agency:

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