Every signing and transaction so far, plus knee-jerk reaction
The gates of free agency have been opened, and there are more touches and shocks than anyone with any social life, hobby or work surface would like to follow.
Therefore, we are here to help fully understand every contract and transaction to date.
Los Angeles Lakers receive: Russell Westbrook, two future second-round picks
Washington Wizards get: Kyle Kuzma, Montrez Harrell Kentavios Caldwell-Pop, No. 22 pick
Every team Russell Westbrook played for has been drawn into his whirlpool, and he doesn’t know other ways of playing. When you have LeBron James and Anthony Davis on your team, is this really what you want?
The Chicago Bulls receive: Lonzo Ball (4 years, $85 million) (sign and change)
New Orleans Pelicans receive: Thomas Satoranski, Garrett Temple, second-round pick
The Pelicans let Lonzo Ball leave and instead got Derwent Graham, an inferior shooter, passer and defender, and gave up the first-round pick in the process. Pelicans basketball operations vice president David Griffin and general manager Trajan Langdon have been brutal since arriving in New Orleans.
The Chicago Bulls get: DeMar DeRozan (3 years, $85 million) (sign and change)
The San Antonio Spurs receive: Thaddeus Young, Alfaluque Aminu, a protected first-round pick, two second-round picks
Not everyone likes DeMar DeRozan’s game, but at least the Bulls finally have some real talent, because the outgoing Spurs added Lonzo Ball, Zac LaVine and Nikolai Vucevic.
Chris Paul-Phoenix Suns (4 years, $120 million)
This is a staggering amount to be paid to a person until they are 40 years old. However, Chris Paul is an immortal miracle, he almost won the Suns’ first ever championship. Phoenix had to use some gods to run it back.
Stephen Curry-Golden State Warriors (4 years, $215 million)
Stephen Curry is now the first player to sign two deals worth more than $200 million. It’s hard to imagine how many players are worth more than him.
Kyle Lowry-Miami Heat (3 years, $90 million)
The Heat are known for paying close attention to the body fat percentage of players, which is exactly what Kyle Lowry needed early in his career.
Carmelo Anthony-Los Angeles Lakers (1 year contract)
There have been rumors for years, and now it finally happened, Bron and Melo are on the same team. Dwyane Wade’s FOMO must be beyond the chart.
Alex Caruso-Chicago Bulls (4 years, $37 million)
Bald gets paid.
Patty Mills-Brooklyn Nets (2 years, $12 million)
After 10 years in San Antonio, Patty Mills will leave the Spurs. He is the last member of their 2014 championship team. Another interesting fact: When the Australian team faces the United States in the Olympic semifinals on Thursday, he will face his old coach Gregg Popovich and his new teammate Kevin Durant.
Evan Fournier-New York Knicks (4 years, $78 million)
The Knicks knew they didn’t get the Olympic Fournier, right?
Dwight Howard-Los Angeles Lakers (1 year contract)
The Lakers are Dwight’s returning predecessors. The good news is that the recent marriage between Dwight and the Lakers was much more successful than their first marriage. The bad news is that Howard may not have the same enthusiasm to prove himself, and many players are more eager for the first ring than the second ring.
Trevor Ariza-Los Angeles Lakers (1 year contract)
Ariza changed 12 teamsday The Lakers brought back an old friend who helped them win the championship in 2009. His return will bring a touch of nostalgia to Lakers fans, but it remains to be seen how he can play for the Lakers at the age of 36.
Jeff Green-Denver Nuggets (2 years, $10 million)
This marked the eighth consecutive offseason that Jeff Green packed up and changed teams. His wife must have had enough.
Wayne Ellington-Los Angeles Lakers (1 year contract)
The Lakers are in desperate need of shooting, and Wayne Ellington will definitely help in this regard. Last season, the Pistons made 42.2% of their 3-pointers and 38.2% of their careers.
James Johnson-Brooklyn Nets (1 year contract)
There is a day in everyone’s life to chase the ring.
Memphis Grizzlies get: Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, 10th overall, 40th overall, protected future first-round pick
New Orleans Pelicans get: Jonas Valanciunas, 17th overall, 51st overall
New Orleans Pelicans receive: Derwent Graham (4 years, $47 million)
Charlotte Hornets receive: first-round pick
Minnesota Timberwolves receive: Taurus Prince
Cleveland Cavaliers receive: Ricky Rubio, future second-round pick
Charlotte Hornets get: Mason Plumley, No. 37
Detroit Pistons won: 57th overall pick
Oklahoma City Thunder receive: Derek Favors, future first-round pick
Utah Jazz get: Future second-round pick
The Sacramento Kings get: Tristan Thompson
The Boston Celtics receive: Chris Dunn, Bruno Fernando, the next second-round pick
Atlanta Hawks get: Deron Wright
Andre Drummond-Philadelphia 76ers (1 year contract)
Rudy Gay-Utah Jazz (2 years, $12 million)
Markieff Morris-Miami Heat (contract details not disclosed)
Brin Forbes-San Antonio Spurs (contract details not disclosed)
Kendrick Nunn-Los Angeles Lakers (2 years, $10 million)
Georges Niang-Philadelphia 76ers (2 years, $6.7 million)
Ish Smith-Charlotte Hornets (1 year contract)
Tony Snell-Portland Trail Blazers (1 year contract)
Malik Munch-Los Angeles Lakers (1 year contract)
Hassan Whiteside-Utah Jazz (contract details not disclosed)
Robin Lopez-Orlando Magic (1 year, $5 million)
Rodney Hood-Milwaukee Bucks (1 year contract)
Bruce Brown-Brooklyn Nets (1 year, $4.7 million)
Nemanja Bjelica – Golden State Warriors (1 year contract)
Daniel Theis-Houston Rockets (4 years, $36 million)
PJ Tucker-Miami Heat (2 years, $15 million)
Reggie Bullock-Dallas Mavericks (3 years, $30 million)
Trey Lyles – Detroit Pistons (2 years, $5 million)
Zach Collins-San Antonio Spurs (3 years, $22 million)
Doug McDermott-San Antonio Spurs (3 years, $42 million)
Sterling Brown-Dallas Mavericks (2 years, 6.2 million)
Torrey Craig – Indiana Pacers (2 years, $10 million)
Kelly Olynyk-Detroit Pistons (3 years, 37 million US dollars)
Otto Porter Jr. – Golden State Warriors (1 year contract)
Semi Ojeleye – Milwaukee Bucks (1 year contract)
Cordizeller-Portland Trail Blazers (1 year contract)
JaVale McGee-Phoenix Suns (1 year, $5 million)
Alex Len – Sacramento Kings (2-year contract)
Trae Young – Atlanta Hawks (5 years, $207 million) (largest deal)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander-Oklahoma City Thunder (5 years, $172 million) (maximum salary)
Jarrett Allen-Cleveland Cavaliers (5 years, $100 million)
Jimmy Butler-Miami Heat (4 years, $184 million)
Boban Majanovic-Dallas Mavericks (contract details not disclosed)
Mike Conley-Utah Jazz (3 years, $68 million)
Wil Barton-Denver Nuggets (2 years, $32 million)
Tim Hardaway Jr. – Dallas Mavericks (4 years, $72 million)
Norman Powell-Portland Trail Blazers (5 years, $90 million)
Derek Rose-New York Knicks (3 years, $43 million)
Blake Griffin-Brooklyn Nets (1 year contract)
Richaun Holmes-Sacramento Kings (4 years, $55 million)
TJ McConnell-Indiana Pacers (4 years, $35 million)
Cameron Payne-Phoenix Suns (3 years, $19 million)
Talen Horton-Tucker-Los Angeles Lakers (3 years, $32 million)
Taj Gibson-New York Knicks (1 year, $2.7 million)
Gary Trent Jr-Toronto Raptors (3 years, $54 million)
Bobby Portis-Milwaukee Bucks (2 years, $9 million)
Austin Rivers-Denver Nuggets (1 year contract)
Kent Baezmore-Los Angeles Lakers (1 year contract)
Gabe Vincent-Miami Heat (2 years, $3.5 million)
Dewayne Dedmon – Miami Heat (1 year contract)
Corey Joseph-Detroit Pistons (2 years, $10 million)
Nicholas Batum-Los Angeles Clippers (2-year contract)
Solomon Hill-Atlanta Hawks (1 year contract)
Mike Muscala-Oklahoma City Thunder (2 years, $7 million)
Moe Harkless-Sacramento Kings (2 years, $9 million)
David Nwaba-Houston Rockets (3 years, $15 million)
Nerlens Noel-New York Knicks (3 years, $32 million)
Alec Burks-New York Knicks (3 years, $30 million)
JaMychal Green-Denver Nuggets (2 years, $17 million)
This post is written by Nick Jungfer