The NBA bonanza known as the free agency period started earlier today. Teams around the association are gearing up to make the moves they deem will make their franchises better in any way possible. This free agency period has already seen a solid number of moves that have been made by a host of different teams.
This is a quick recap of the moves that have been made so far:
Chris Paul: The feisty All-Star opted-in to the final year of his Clippers deal at $24.6 million, then was traded to the Houston Rockets.
Steph Curry: Resigned with the defending World Champion Golden State Warriors on 5-year $201 million super max deal which now makes him the highest paid player in all the NBA.
Jrue Holiday: The dynamic guard resigned with the New Orleans Pelicans on a 5-year $125 million deal.
Shaun Livingston: A big piece of the bench in championship runs resigned with the Golden State Warriors on a 3-year $24 million dollar deal.
Patty Mills: The Aussie guard resigned with the San Antonio Spurs on a 4-year $50 million deal.
Jeff Teague: The one time All-Star speedy guard decided to join the Minnesota Timberwolves revamped roster on a 3-year $57 million deal.
Yogi Ferrell: The undrafted wonder kid got his player option picked up by the Dallas Mavericks, and it is well deserved, one of the feel good stories around the league.
Ron Baker: Agreed to return to the New York Knicks on a 2-year deal, money figures are not known as of yet; Baker is a favorite of head coach Jeff Hornacek.
Langston Galloway: Also a player who once went undrafted, is headed to the Detroit Pistons on a 3-year $21 million deal.
Jose Calderon: The savvy veteran guard has signed a 1-year deal worth $2.3 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Michael Carter-Williams: Former Rookie of the Year Carter-Williams agrees to sign a 1-year $2.7 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets.
J.J. Redick: The sharpshooter decided it was time to “Trust The Process” and agreed to sign a 1-year $23 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers
Tony Snell: Viewed as a valuable “3 and D” player; the Milwaukee Bucks decided to bring him back on a 4 year $46 million deal.
Wayne Selden: Stays at the “Grind House” on a 2-year deal, the monetary amount of the deal is not known as of yet.
Blake Griffin: Following the Chris Paul trade, many thought the injury prone forward would leave the Clippers; he chose to resign on 5-year $173 million deal.
Amir Johnson: The hustle player agreed to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers on a 1-year $11 million deal.
Joe Ingles: Another Aussie, this versatile forward elevated his game during the playoffs and is has now been rewarded with a 4-year $52 million contract to remain with the Utah Jazz.
Cristiano Felicio: The Brazilian backup center agreed to return to the Chicago Bulls on 4-year $32 million contract.
Spencer Hawes: Another backup center decided to opt-in to his $6 million dollar player option for next season with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Greg Monroe: “Moose” as they call him agreed to opt-in to his $17 million player option.