We all braced for what the market would be like this July when the reports began surfacing of players asking for higher salaries this year to make up the difference for next summer and beyond.
When the clock struck midnight and the day turned to July 2, there were 25 players who agreed to brand new contracts totaling approximately 1.4 BILLION dollars. Pure insanity.
Let’s evaluate a few of these free agent signings.
There may not be a next year for Tom Thibodeau in Chicago.
Paul George made his much anticipated return to the Indiana Pacers lineup last night against the Miami Heat and looked pretty good doing so.
There’s no question that Billy King and the Brooklyn Nets made a bold, bold move this off-season acquiring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Boston Celtics.
But I think the real question is, how much better are they in the Eastern Conference? Continue reading