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Grading The Deal: Gordon Hayward Finally Joins Celtics On Four-Year, $128M Deal

by Christopher Reina

With an easier path in the East and a number of ways they can shape their roster, Gordon Hayward made the difficult decision to leave the Jazz for Boston. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Kevin Durant Takes Major Discount Re-Signing With Warriors

by Christopher Reina

Kevin Durant showed his commitment to winning and loyalty to the Warriors in an extraordinary and seemingly unprecedented level of sacrifice and discount from a player of his caliber. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Nuggets Sign Paul Millsap To Three-Year, $90M Contract

by Christopher Reina

Paul Millsap fits perfectly with Denver's young core with his combination of defense, complementary offensive game and veteran know-how. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Raptors Re-Sign Kyle Lowry, Give Core Three More Years

by Christopher Reina

The Raptors were able to avoid giving Kyle Lowry more than a three-year deal, which not coincidentally lines up with the end of Serge Ibaka's deal and when DeMar DeRozan can become a free agent. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Serge Ibaka Stays With Raptors For $65M Over Three Years

by Christopher Reina

Serge Ibaka has all the tools to be the perfect complementary big man for the modern NBA with his floor spacing on offense and shotblocking on defense, but his game has fallen off even if he remains a productive starter. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Warriors Re-Sign Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston

by Christopher Reina

With an assist from Kevin Durant, the Warriors were able to keep their veteran depth by re-signing Andre Iguodala to a three-year, $48M contract and Shaun Livingston to a three-year, $24M deal. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Joe Ingles Becomes A Very Rich, Late Career 3&D Star

by Christopher Reina

With a dearth of capable defenders against small forwards who can spread the floor as well as he can, Joe Ingles was always going to receive significant interest in free agency, even restricted free agent. Read more »
Grading The Deal: J.J. Redick Joins The Process On One-Year, $23M Contract

by Christopher Reina

J.J. Redick will help the 76ers spread the floor for Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz while providing a veteran presence in the locker room. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Tony Snell, Bucks Quickly Agree Upon Four-Year $46M Deal

by Christopher Reina

Tony Snell is a perfect example of how a wing with switchability and the ability to hit open three-pointers has never been more valuable and now he's signed a deal that's below average for a starter. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pelicans Re-Sign Jrue Holiday On Five-Year, $126M Contract

by Christopher Reina

Entering a critical season figuring out the Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins partnership, the Pelicans couldn't afford not to pay Jrue Holiday. Read more »
Paul George's Tenure With Pacers Ends With Surprise Trade To Thunder

by Andrew Perna

Time evaporated Paul George's value and the move they ultimately made feels like an undersell. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Wolves Sign Jeff Teague To Three-Year, $57M Deal

by Christopher Reina

Jeff Teague is basically your league average point guard in 2017 but he conceptually fits what the Wolves need at point guard. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Stephen Curry Re-Signs With Warriors For $201M

by Christopher Reina

Stephen Curry now comes off the greatest contract of the salary cap era, which also served as ballast for Warriors as we now know them, and immediately signs the richest contract in NBA history. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Paul George Traded To Thunder On Low Cost Gamble

by Christopher Reina

Even if Paul George becomes a one-year rental for the Thunder, the cost of acquisition is way too low to pass up. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Clippers Hand Over Franchise To Blake Griffin With $173M Contract

by Christopher Reina

The Clippers always felt like they were one player away during the Lob City era, but now they are in for a minor reset going all-in with Blake Griffin and a restructured supporting cast. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams (Version 7.0)

by Keith P Smith

The Kings, 76ers, Heat, Nets, Wolves and Bulls have the most projected cap space as free agency begins. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Jazz Trade For Ricky Rubio As Wolves Make Way For New Point Guard

by Christopher Reina

While the Jazz now have insurance against George Hill leaving, the Wolves can target a free agent point guard that fits their roster composition. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Designated Veteran Contracts

by Danny Leroux

There are three requirements for a player to be eligible for a Designated Veteran contract or extension. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Boston Celtics

by Keith P Smith

The Celtics hope to sign one, if not two, superstars this offseason. If they don't, they still have all those assets. Read more »
Lasting Intrigue Can Only Come From The Warriors Themselves

by John Wilmes

If the Warriors set themselves toward only achieving traditional sports goals that will be rote and predictable. Here's to wondering what, with their great powers before them, they might do that is not. Read more »