NBA Free Agent Signings Part I

We're just 14 hours into the NBA free agency period, but  we already have a bunch of big dollar signings.
  • Timofey Mozgov signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. 4 years. $64 million
  • DeMar DeRozan re-signed with the Raptors. 5 years. $145 million
  • Bradley Beal re-signed with Washington Wizards. 5 years. $128 million.
  • Jeremy Lin signed with the Brooklyn Nets. 3 years $36 million.
  • Hassan Whiteside re-signed with the Miami Heat. 4 years. $98 million.
  • Nicolas Batum re-signed with the Charlotte Hornets. 5 years. $120 million
  • Al Jefferson signed with the Indiana Pacers. 3 years. $30 million
  • Jordan Clarkson re-signed with the Lakers
  • Ish Smith signed with the Detroit Pistons.
  • D.J. Augustin signed with the Orlando Magic. 4 years. $29 million.
  • Jerryd Bayless signs with Philly. 3 years. $27 million.
  • Andre Drummond re-signed with the Detroit Pistons. 5 years. $130 million.

Lakers got killed on Twitter in the early AM for the Mozgov signing, but that's probably the market rate for him. Still funny that they set their sites on guys like Carmelo and Durant the past few years and have ended up with players like Lou Williams and Timofey Mozgov. Raptors had to keep DeRozan and he's going to get paid a boat load for his loyalty.

Lots of teams opening up their banks for their own free agents. Beal's contact is a bit ridiculous since he can't seem to stay on the court and may have a minutes restriction for his whole career.

Jarrett Jack was a dick on Twitter after the Nets signing of Lin, but I actually like that move for Brooklyn (so as a Celtics fan, I'm not a fan of it). Lin gives the Nets a younger, healthier point guard to run the show in Brooklyn. He'll put up big numbers there. $12 million sounds like a lot, but in the new market it really isn't that much. Think maybe $7 million a couple years ago. Hopefully this takes the Nets out of the Conley running.

Tatum was a guy I was hoping the Celtics pursued, but the Hornets wisely re-signed him before all of the teams who lose out on Durant entered the process. Even though Al Jefferson doesn't really fit anymore in today's NBA, $10 million a year is probably still a good deal for Larry bird and the Pacers. It was just 2 seasons ago when Al Jefferson made the All-NBA 3rd team. Worth a flyer. And yes $10 million in the new NBA marketplace is now considered a discount price.

Not official, but the Knicks will be signing Joakim Noah for big bucks and also are pursuing Eric Gordon. Portland is trying to sign former Rockets teammates Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard.