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NBA Free Agency Tracker: July 28th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 8, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward David Lee (42) dribbles as Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes (22) defends during the first half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 8, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward David Lee (42) dribbles as Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes (22) defends during the first half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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As NBA Free Agency nears a month of activity more veterans sign along with and the poll continues to dry up.

Day 28 of NBA Free Agency hits another veteran seeking rings signs with a team and the Houston Rockets unsigned Donatas Motiejunas situation is becoming a real thing!

While David West left the Spurs for the Warriors as she continues his ring seeking, David Lee ironically replaces him on the roster with a 2-year, $3.2M deal.

Meanwhile the Wizards lack luster summer continues with the re-signing of last years Rockets free agent Marcus Thornton. His deal is a minimum contract with the caveat of a no-trade option.

Boston Celtics have inked rookies Demetrius Jackson to a 4-year $5.5M deal and Ben Bentil  to a $250k guarantee.

Demetrius Jackson is also under contract for $1.3 mil in 18/19 and 19/20 – both non-guaranteed, last year also TO @BBallInsiders Celtics

— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) July 28, 2016

Ben Bentil's contract with Celtics has 250k guaranteed for 2016-17, even if he doesn't make team per @BobbyMarks42.

— Brian Robb (@CelticsHub) July 28, 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:

  • 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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