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NBA Free Agency Tracker: July 25th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
May 24, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters (3) reacts during the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in game four of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
May 24, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters (3) reacts during the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in game four of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Free Agency rolls on with a few movements on July 25th and the Houston Rockets have yet to lock down Donatas Motiejunas.

When NBA Free Agency launched July 1st all eyes rested on Twitter awaiting the Durant decsion. So when he abandoned his Thunder to form a super team in essence it left Sam Presti and more so Russell Westbrook in flux.

Almost immediately the Oklahoma City Thunder made it clear they intend to extend Russell Westbrook’s contract  (and one he could actually make more money on if he signs this season) by rescinding Dion Waiters offer. That led to Dion Waiters agreeing to a 2-year $6M deal with the Miami Heat.

Portland Trail Blazers offered Most Improved Player C.J. McCollum a 4-year extension of $106M

And in a move to add roster depth the Wizards signed Danuel House and Sheldon McCLellan to training camp contracts.

The Grizzlies performed a similar action signing D.J.Stephens and Troy Williams also to a 2-year partially guaranteed contract.

Troy Williams has $150k of his two-year min deal guaranteed w/Memphis Grizzlies @BBallInsiders https://t.co/PPsZboPN9F

— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) July 29, 2016


After summer league, Memphis Grizzlies sign D.J. Stephens to partially guaranteed 2-year contract. https://t.co/rrowAoLmQw

— Memphis Now (@MemphisCP) July 21, 2016

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

Next tier:

  • David Lee
  • Alan Anderson

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
  • Thomas Robinson
  • Kevin Seraphin

Vets Tier:

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