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NBA Free Agency Tracker: July 26th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Feb 10, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless (4) dribbles past Houston Rockets center Josh Smith (5) during the first quarter at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 10, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless (4) dribbles past Houston Rockets center Josh Smith (5) during the first quarter at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Free Agency rolls on with a few movements on July 26th and  yet again the Houston Rockets have yet to lock down Donatas Motiejunas.

NBA Free Agency entered Day 26 with a long awaited contract for a returning player, a retirement and training camp invites.

In what seemed to take a painstakingly long time the Portland Trail Blazers and Maurice Harkless finally locked up his contract on a 4-year, $42M deal. Conceivably this was done late to allow for McCollum’s extension to be handled first.

Though Amar’e Stoudemire signed a contract with the Knicks it was more about semantics as he offiically announced his retirement.

Pistons sign Ray McCallum Jr  to a 1-year league minimum deal as he exist exiting Memphis.

Hornets sign Treveon Graham and Mike Tobey to 2-year minimum deals ($1.4M) with $75k guaranteed in training camp invites.

The Miami Heat filled out their roster with a  training camp contract invite Stefan Jankovic with partial guarantee along with rookie Rodney McGruder.

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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