NBA Free Agency has seen a number of early moves
By admin - 2016-08-14 14:20:24

The 2016 NBA Free Agency period has seen a lot of early movement with the new CBA salary cap.

Opening day moves included All Star guard, DeMar DeRozan, opting to stay with the Toronto Raptors, agreeing to a five year contract worth almost $140 million.

Other day one deals included Jordan Clarkson re-signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on a four year $50 million deal and Nicolas Batum returning to the Charlotte Hornets on a five year $120 million contract.

A surprise signing on day one was Timofey Mozgov signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on a four year $64 million deal. Mozgov played sparingly for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2015-16 season after being their starting center through the 2015 NBA Finals.

Other big deals included the most highly sought after big men on the market re-signing with their teams.

Hassan Whiteside is expected to announce a four year max contract deal with the Miami Heat and Andre Drummond has signed a five year max contract deal worth approximately $130 million with the Detroit Pistons.

While the talented bigs remained with the home team, some wing players switched cities. Chandler Parsons left the Dallas Mavericks and signed a max contract with the Memphis Grizzlies for a projected $95 million.

Former Celtics forward, Evan Turner left for the Portland Trail Blazers, signing a four year $75 million deal.

It was reported on Friday that Bradley Beal was close to signing a five year max contract worth approximately $130 million to stay with the Washington Wizards.