Rockets News

NBA Free Agency Tracker: July 29th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
January 26, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee (11) moves to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert (17) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
January 26, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee (11) moves to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert (17) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
facebooktwitterreddit

NBA Free Agency has been active for 29 days and the Houston Rockets still haven’t addressed the Donatas Motiejunas contract.

Day 29 of NBA Free Agency is as you expect… slow! Most teams have either completed their rosters, have one spot remaining or have extended partial contracts to prospects for training camp.

As noted above the Houston Rockets have one contract which is precariously unaddressed in that of Donatas Motiejunas. Several teams are in the mix, but with the Rockets holding his bird rights they’ll be able to match any offer extended.  The question is with the signing of Ryan Anderson along with Michael Beasley and Montrezl Harrell on staff how far the Rockets will be willing to extend.

As per the other 29 teams only one was in action on Day 29 of NBA Free Agency:

The Golden State Warriors are seeking a rim protector with the loss of Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli. They’ve added Zaza Pachulia, but want additional help. To that end, the Warriors have invited JaVale McGee to their training camp under a ‘make good’ 15 day contract. In essence that allows the Warriors to check out how McGee fits their system and gives them the rights to sign him in camp if he fulfills their needs.

As NBA Free Agency nears a month fewer moves will occur and the majority of activity will be finalizing rookie deals, adding prospects to training camp rosters and maybe, just maybe the Rockets will finally make a decision on Motiejunas.

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:

Kevin Martin

More from Space City Scoop

Josh Smith

Chris Kaman

Chase Budinger

Steve Novak

Kirk Hinrich

Jordan Farmar

Nazr Mohammed

Steve Blake

Kendrick Perkins

Andre Miller

Jason Terry

Metta World Peace

Tayshaun Prince

Charlie Villanueva

Matt Bonner

James Jones

Elton Brand

SCS will update as free agency news develops. For now if you’re a fan who wants to follow free agency closely consider checking out my Free Agency Profiles for all 30 teams:

Next: Updated Free Agency Report

Next: Free Agency Profiles for all 30 Teams

Space City Scoop is always looking to add new talent to our writing team. Currently we’re looking for individuals with a specialized focus. The first area of focus is perfect for someone who is constantly surfing the web for breaking news on injuries, trades, insider info etc. This individual would select the top news items and provide timely quick hits to keep SCS readers in the loop.

The other area of focus is someone who possesses a strong social media background who likes to interact with Clutch City Fans. You’ll promote SCS team content on facebook and twitter while also making sure to promote the best content coming from H-Town fans. If you have this capability and are interested then check out this link and fill out an application.

facebooktwitterreddit