For all of you basketball-heads out there, we’re sure you’ve been following media outlets online and on mobile with all of the excitement surrounding this year’s free agency. There are a treasure trove of talent available and we’re here to rundown the major signings thus far, who the Hawks have secured, and where you can find up-to-the-minute updates.
Here are the major signings that have taken place after Day 1 of Free Agency:
• Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to five-year, $145 million contract
• Spurs, Kawhi Leonard agree to framework of five-year max extension
• Bulls extend Jimmy Butler for five years, more than $90 million
• Cavaliers, Kevin Love come to terms on five-year, $110 million contract
• Heat, Goran Dragic agree to five-year, $90 million deal
• Spurs keep Danny Green for four years, $45 million
• Raptors, DeMarre Carroll agree to four-year, $60 million contract
• Suns agree to four-year, $52 million pact with Tyson Chandler
• Bucks sign Khris Middleton to five-year, $70 million deal
• Suns extend Brandon Knight for five years, $70 million
• Nets re-sign Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young to multi-year deals
• Trail Blazers sign former Dallas Mavericks forward Al-Farouq Aminu to four-year, $30 million deal
• Bulls keep Mike Dunleavy Jr. for three years, $14.4 million
• Pelicans retain Alexis Ajinca for four years. $20.2 million
• Amir Johnson, Celtics agree to two-year, $24 million deal
• Kyle Singler, Thunder agree to five-year deal
• Paul Millsap agrees to contract with Hawks
• Paul Pierce agrees to three-year contract with Clippers
• Iman Shumpert signs four-year, $40 million contract with Cavaliers
The Hawks quickly secured team veteran Paul Millsap, resigning him to a 3-year deal worth $58 million with a player option after the 3rd season. We covered the Hawks all-season long and Millsap was a big part of their offense. He led the team in overall stats at multiple times during the season and didn’t have any major injuries so I can see why they’d want him to stay.
The biggest news for ATL so far is finally at long last, the Hawks have signed a legitimate Center. The Hawks acquired the services of Tiago Splitter from the San Antonio Spurs and absorbed his remaining salary with the team. This is amazing news as Al Horford can now play the Power Forward position and rotate with Thabo Sefolosha. With a threat like Splitter in the low post, this just widens the options the Hawks have on offense.
We’ll keep a close eye on the Hawks to see how the home-team looks to improve on their championship efforts.