The biggest headlines on which teams and players made deals this free agency
The Nets made serious big moves as they sign Durant, Irving, and Jordan
Durant will sign a 4-year, $164M deal, Irving will sign 4-years, $141M and DeAndre Jordan has agreed to four-year, $40M deal all players will play for the Nets
As Durant would likely miss to play this coming season for the Nets due to his Achilles injury, Irving most likely would lead and assemble the team joining Dinwiddie, LeVert, and Harris as they’ll be staying in Brooklyn while D’Angelo Russell looks headed to the Warriors.
Celtics get Kemba Walker for their backcourt
Kemba Walker has agreed to sign a four-year, $140.79M max contract to join the Boston Celtics
Walker stated he would be willing to take less than the supermax offer in order to give Charlotte in building its roster and said his “first priority” in free agency would be the Hornets. But the Hornets failed to pay up and didn’t even reach $170 million, Walker clearly turned his attention elsewhere — as he said he would.
Kemba replacing Kyrie Irving in the starting point guard position would seem to be a good fit and still make Boston a playoff contender, giving him a huge uplift with his upcoming teammates.
Here are some notable player signing made and where they’ll be headed now:
Jimmy Butler leaves Philly and will sign a four-year, $142 million maximum contract with the Heat
Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to a four-year, $85M deal with Indiana
Terrence Ross has agreed to a four-year, $54M deal to return to the Orlando Magic
Derrick Rose has agreed to a two-year, $15M deal to join the Detroit Pistons
Knicks have agreed to a three-year, $63 million deal with Julius Randle.
J.J. Redick will sign a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans worth $26.5 million
Al Horford reportedly agreed to four-year, $109M deal with the Sixers