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NBA Free Agency Tracker: July 9th and 10th Update

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Jan 4, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee (5) moves past Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard (11) and forward Allen Crabbe (23) at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 4, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee (5) moves past Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard (11) and forward Allen Crabbe (23) at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
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Now that NBA Free Agency is past the ten day mark players are inking deals with the clubs they made agreements with. Once again the Houston Rockets were idle again during these 2 days.

The available crop of top end free agents is dwindling and with Vegas Summer League kicking off this weekend  watch for an uptick in trades to start happening.

To that end here’s the list of free agents who made agreements over this two day period:

Since Dwyane Wade moved on Pat Riley was extremely busy this weekend making 5 moves in recent days including the signing of Derrick Williams.

Three more players were recruited and signed:

And, while the Heat  missed the boat in stepping up to show Dwyane Wade their appreciation for his long service they did reward  Udonis Haslem on a reported 1-year, $4M deal.

Regarding Wade having compensated on several occasions for the Heat to have more money for other players ESPN reports Hassan Whiteside was ready to forego $9M of his negotiated contract in the event Riley had delivered on Durant and Wade.

Though the Nets lost 2 assets to the Heat they did sign one of their own in Greivis Vasquez  on a 1-year deal (no financials disclosed yet) who exits Bucks

This after both Miami and Portland decided to match the deals the Nets made to the Heat’s Tyler Johnson (4-years, $50M) and the Blazers Allen Crabbe. (4-year, $75M).

In addition, the Blazers also re-signed RFA Meyers Leonard to a reported 4-year, $41M deal.

After the Rockets locked down Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon the Pelicans re-signed guard Tim Frazier to a reported two-year, $4M deal.

Finally the Grizzlies continued their busy off season with a sign and trade deal with Charlotte to nab Troy Daniels on a 3-year, $10M 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
  • Kris Humphries
  • Alan Anderson
  • Jordan Hill
  • Gerald Green

Lower Tier:

  • Ty Lawson
  • Anderson Varejao
  • Jason Thompson
  • JJ Hickson
  • 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
  • Tyler Zeller
  • Terrence Jones
  • Donatas Motiejunas
  • Shane Larkin
  • Isaiah Canaan
  • Cleanthony Early
  • Miles Plumlee
  • Thomas Robinson

Vets Tier:

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