Follow along throughout the Free Agent season here at Peachtree Hoops, where we'll look at each day of the initial free agent frenzy and track who has signed where (with Color Coding!) as well as provide our own commentary along the way and how it may affect our Atlanta Hawks.
Shane Battier makes the Heat defense even tougher, even if it doesn't address pesky issues like size up front/rebounding and point guard play for the new over-cap-mid-level-exception price of 3 years, 9 million.
UPDATE 12.11: Even if the links don't keep up with the fast paced compressed offseason, the scoreboard keeps updating----check out the Scoreboard for signings like the offer sheet signed and matched for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute by the Bucks, a great low-rent speculation signing of Brandan Wright by the Mavs, the 1 year, 9 million dollar deal by the C's for Jeff Green, and others---also hit those SBNation links at the top for updated Story Streams and more news!
Daivd West, a 2 year, 20 million dollar deal to the Pacers? Interesting (and sane) terms to the deal.
Marc Gasol was Houston bound after signing his lucrative offer sheet, but then Memphis took the check instead.
JJ Barea struck Minnesota gold--for 4 years, no less, meaning Minnesota may only draft two point guards next year instead of a half dozen.
The Warriors signed DeAndre Jordan to a 4 year, 42.7 million dollar offer sheet.
Overnight, the Mavericks done did it and signed Delonte West to a 1 year deal.
Kwame Brown...a player I thought the Hawks could get in Vet Min Fever, got a 1 year, 7 million dollar deal from the Golden State Warriors. Ye gods.
Alas, poor Hawks fans, Jamal Crawford is gone to Portland for a 2 year, 10 million dollar deal, the second year of which is Jamal's option.
Much to catch up on!
First, on the restricted free agent market, Marco Belinelli and Nick Young signed their one year qualifying offers for 3.3 and 3.7 respectively, meaning both will be UFA next offseason.
Arron Afflalo, however, struck it rich by staying in Denver, scoring a 5 year, 43 million dollar deal, bringing to mind a similar deal done by the Hawks a few offseasons ago when Marvin Williams was a RFA.
Baron Davis clear the amnestization waiver wire and chose to sign the mini-MLE with the Knicks (1 year, 2.5 million. He'll join Steve Novak, the 3-pt specialist who will likely sign the vet min deal for one year.
Finally, Peja Stojakovic decided to retire rather than join Vet Min fever.