The second day of NBA free agency came and went without nearly the fanfare that accompanied Day 1. It would have been hard to top the initial flurry of trades that led up to July 1, and the first day was filled with key signings as well. Still, plenty of important moves happened on Sunday, and here’s who won and lost.
Last year, the Nuggets aggressively pursued Dwyane Wade in free agency, only to see him turn around and sign with the Chicago Bulls. (How’d that turn out?!) At the time, the Nuggets weren’t a team that was guaranteed to make a playoff push and Denver wasn’t exactly a glamour market, although we can all agree there are some perks to living in Colorado.
Not talking about contracts, either. I’m talking about people who had to be up early for work, school, or mischief the next morning.
Hayward made the world wait an additional six hours before formally announcing his decision. Then, once you thought the coast was clear, the Nets made a max offer on Otto Porter, the Clippers completed its sign-and-trade for Danilo Gallinari, and Patterson agreed to with the Thunder.
This is the beauty of the league we cover. It’s a love-hate relationship that saps NFL Jerseys Nike your energy, but gives you hope (sometimes) for our team’s future.
The best part is this is only the beginning of free agency. We have over a week until contracts are actually signed, and even though most of the big fish have been caught, the NFL Jerseys Authentic moderate and mid-sized fish are still looking for a place to latch onto.