Tuesday, July 10, 2012


When you come to the NBA you sign a contract, and that contract you sign will eventually come to an end. And at the end of that contract, the team that you were on has a the option to try to resign you or let you go to another team; depending on how you contributed in the first 3 or 4 years of your career. With that said, the free agency games of 2012 have begun.

There has already been big names moving to a different team and some have resigned to remain with their current team. Here is a list of the top players and the teams they have committed to and other free agents that have yet to sign with a team:

  • Kevin Garnett- Boston Celtics (The Celtics made KG their main target this off season to give themselves another push at winning another title.)

  • Jason Terry- Boston Celtics (Terry who many thought would go to Miami, did the exact opposite and went to Boston.With the C's losing Allen to Miami, Jason will play the same role Ray Allen did, spot up and shoot.)

  • Ray Allen- Miami Heat- (The Heat made it clear during the season that Ray Allen would be their priority come this off season, and he has agreed to take his talents to South Beach.)

  • Deron Williams- Brooklyn Nets (This was one of those bitter sweet deals, D.Will had to choose to either go to his hometown of Dallas and play or stay with the Nets as they transitioned to Brooklyn.)

  • Steve Nash- LA Lakers (This was maybe the biggest surprise so far, seeing that the Lakers were not even a team on his list. Kobe now gets a true point guard)

  • Roy Hibbert- Indiana Pacers (The All Star free agent was a restricted free agent and was offered a max contract by the Portland Trailblazers of $58 million for 4 years. The Pacers will match that offer and Roy will remain a Pacer. That would've been a huge blow for them if he were to leave.)

  • Jamal Crawford- Los Angeles Clippers (Jamal Crawford is one the most exciting players in the league to watch. This is a great pick up for the Clips, especially with Nick Young headed to Philly)

  • Eric Gordon- Phoenix Suns (Eric Gordon likes the Suns, and after the Hornets drafted Austin Rivers in the draft he felt the Hornets were moving in a different direction.)

  • Gerald Wallace- Brooklyn Nets (The Nets traded their first round pick last year to Portland for Wallace. They have signed him to a 4 year $40 million deal.)

  • Nicolas Batum- Minnesota Timberwolves (The T'Wolves have agreed with Batum on a 4 year $45 million deal. He was a restricted free agent with Portland, and will be a great wing player for Minnesota.)

  • Brandon Roy- Minnesota Timberwolves (B.Roy has come out of his brief retirement. The T'Wolves will sign him to a 2 year $10 million deal. This could be a high risk for them. But, if Roy is healthy...this is a great signing.)
This is just the beginning. To keep track with all the free agent frenzy, you know where to stop at.

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