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NBA Free Agency Tracker: July 13th to 17th Update

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 18, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Pablo Prigioni (9) and forward Terrence Jones (6) in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 18, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Pablo Prigioni (9) and forward Terrence Jones (6) in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Free Agency has slowed significantly in the past week  as the free agent list diminishing.

In the past week these signings and trades occurred in NBA Free Agency :

  • Jordan Hill exits the Pacers to sign a 2-year $8M deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Former number 1 draft pick Anthony Bennett continues to seek out a niche in the NBA as he signed with the Brooklyn Nets on a 2-year veteran minimum deal. This represents his 4th team (Cavaliers, Timberwolves and Raptors) in his short 3-years in the league.
  • Two others signing with the Nets are Randy Foye who leaves OKC on a reported 1-year deal and Joe Harris who exits Cleveland on a 2-year deal
  • The Hornets signed Vegas Summer League stand out Christian Wood on a 2-year minimum deal
  • Another standout in Vegas Jonathan Gibson signed a 3-year minimum deal with the Mavericks
  • The Golden State Warriors are bringing back Anderson Varejao on what one would presume is a veteran league minimum deal.
  • Closer to home Terrence Jones signed a 1-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans believed to be a veteran minimum deal
  • Coming back to the Houston Rockets is Pablo Prigioni on a 2-year veteran minimum deal
  • Quincy Acy has agreed to a 2-year minimum deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Although already reported the Spurs locked in Manu Ginobili on a $14M 1-year deal
  • Two other signings by the Spurs were minimum deals with Ryan Arcidiacono and Davis Bertans
  • Also of note Philadelphia 76ers fans will finally get to see their draft prospect as Dario Saric has signed a 4-year rookie scale contract with the club.
  • Chris  Andersen subsequently signs with Cleveland Cavaliers on 1 year veteran minimum deal
  • Raymond Felton leaves Dallas to join the Clippers on a reported 1-year minimum deal
  • A standout last summer in Vegas was Maurice Ndour, so it was little surprise he inked a 2-year minimum deal with the Knicks
  • In a straight up trade the Magic send Devyn Marble and a 2020 second round pick to the Clippers in exchange for C.J. Wilcox and cash

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
  • Gerald Green

Lower Tier:

  • Ty Lawson
  • 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
  • Robert Sacre

Youthful Tier:

  • Norris Cole
  • Tyler Zeller
  • 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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and the Free Agency Profiles for all 30 teams entering Free Agency:

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