NBA Free Agency continues to move along at a snail’s pace with very few big names remaining.
As NBA Free Agency draws near to 3 weeks of activity there are less than a handful of big name free agents unsigned and two are from the NBA Championship squad. Another has been cut loose due to a lack of early response and several lower tier players remain.
July 18th provided news on only 2 fronts:
But it’s the services of free agents LeBron James and J.R. Smithwhich loom. James reiterated his intention to return, but one wonders exactly what he’s waiting for and whether this passive stance on his free agency should be cause for concern. It’s likely the Cavs are waiting to nail down James prior to addressing Smith. However, if your tendency is toward the conspiracy minded could James be waiting for Smith to grow weary and sign elsewhere?
The only team in action on the 18th was the Milwaukee Bucks who re-signed center Miles Plumlee to a hefty 4-year $52M deal.
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
- David Lee
- Alan Anderson
- Gerald Green
- 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
- Norris Cole
- Tyler Zeller
- Donatas Motiejunas
- Shane Larkin
- Cleanthony Early
- Thomas Robinson
- Kevin Seraphin
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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)
and the Free Agency Profiles for all 30 teams entering Free Agency:
Along with articles covering the draft:
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