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NBA Free Agency Tracker: July 11th and 12th Update

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 19, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) reacts to a call by referee Josh Tiven (58) in the third quarter of their game against the Atlanta Hawks in game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 89-72. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) reacts to a call by referee Josh Tiven (58) in the third quarter of their game against the Atlanta Hawks in game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 89-72. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Free Agency has slowed significantly with GM’s in Vegas focused on rookies and prospects.

In the past two days only 5 signings occurred:

Returning to the Hawks is forward Kris Humphries who takes a reported reasonable 1-year, $4M deal.

Leaving the Raptors to head to the Nets is Luis Scola who will be a solid locker room voice to help out. No terms were disclosed.

Adding yet another guard to the roster the Bulls signed point guard Isaiah Canaan to a reported 2-year, $2.1M deal.

Also resigning with his existing team Sasha Vujacic accepted a  reported 1-year, minimum contract with the Knicks.

And the Raptors used the what they had left to sign forward/center Jared Sullinger to a reported 1-year, $5.6M deal. Can’t say I’m thrilled with this signing, but it comes at a relatively reasonable rate.

Key players remaining

Though 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.

Top talent remaining:

  • J.R. Smith
  • Dion Waiters

Next tier:

  • David Lee
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cleanthony Early
  • Miles Plumlee
  • Thomas Robinson
  • Kevin Seraphin

Vets Tier:

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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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