NBA free agency transactions by team (30 items)
Now that the NBA free agency moratorium is over, teams around the league are beginning to officially announce the deals that have dominated the NBA news media for the last 10 days.
The biggest prize of this year's NBA free agency sweepstakes? Dwight Howard. He chose to leave the Los Angeles Lakers to join the Houston Rockets, featuring Jeremy Lin and James Harden. The Rockets finished one place behind the Lakers in the final 2012 NBA standings.
The Utah Jazz? They've sent the clear message that this year's team is all about the youth movement. One by one, nearly every player that came off Utah's books this year is one his way out of Salt Lake City. Al Jefferson went to Charlotte, Paul Millsap and Demarre Carroll went to the Hawks, Randy Foye went to the Nuggets, and Earl Watson went to Portland.
Many of the deals announced Wednesday were solidified some time ago. Still, many free agents — Mo Williams being a prime example — have yet to come to an agreement with any NBA team.
What's the latest in NBA free agency? Here is an assessment of each NBA team's standing before free agent contracts can officially be signed on July 10.
1 of 30. ATLANTA HAWKS
Ivan Johnson (Restricted)
Dahntay Jones (U)
Kyle Korver (re-signed)
Zaza Pachulia (to Milwaukee)
Johan Petro (U)
Josh Smith (to Detroit)
Jeff Teague (R)
Anthony Tolliver (U)
The Hawks might as well be named "Jazz v2.0."
Former Jazzman Kyle Korver, one of the summer's most coveted free agents, is staying in Atlanta. The 3-point sharpshooter came to terms with the Hawks for a four-year, $24 million dollar deal.
Former Jazz man Devin Harris landed in Dallas following his one-year stint with the Hawks, another step that sees Atlanta completely rebuilding their roster, in part by taking on Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. Millsap's deal is now official.
And now, Atlanta is apparently showing significant interest in Mo Williams, according to ESPN's Mark Stein.
The Pistons had some cash to burn and used it to sign Atlanta's free agent Josh Smith to a four-year, $54 million contract. The small forward scored a team-high 17.5 points last season. He also averaged 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals.
With Josh Smith on his way out after wearing out his welcome, the Hawks may end up biting the dust in hopes of a high lottery pick while saving their cap space for next year's free agent crop.
2 of 30. BOSTON CELTICS
Despite having only one free agent this summer, the Celtics are cleaning house. Boston traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets, and also parted ways with coach Doc Rivers, sending him to the Clippers for a draft pick. The Celtics seem intent on rebuilding through trades and the draft, and will likely not make a big splash in free agency this year.
3 of 30. BROOKLYN NETS
Keith Bogans (U)
Jerry Stackhouse (U)
C.J. Watson (U)
In an unexpected move, former Jazzman Andrei Kirilenko will join the Nets, but will take a big pay cut after turning down a player option with Minnesota. Instead of taking the T'Wolves option of $10.2 million, he will reportedly sign a mini-midlevel exception of $3.1 million to play for the Nets.
Having just traded for Pierce and Garnett, while shedding themselves of Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph and the expiring contract of Kris Humphries, the Nets have made themselves contenders in the East.
With most of the major pieces in place, look for the Nets to bring in one or two free agents to act as role players and provide additional depth.
4 of 30. CHARLOTTE BOBCATS
Josh McRoberts (Re-signed)
Byron Mullens (R)
Jannero Pargo (U)
Gerald Henderson (R)
Reggie Williams (U)
After yet another terrible season, the Bobcats have been linked to a number of free agents, including one of the Jazz's unrestricted free agents, Al Jefferson. On July 4, the Deseret News' Jody Genessy reported that Jefferson and the Bobcats have agreed to terms on a three-year, $41 million contract.
The Bobcats extended a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Gerald Henderson, meaning that they intend to keep him long-term. Also, free agent forward Josh McRoberts has agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal to remain with the Charlotte Bobcats. Last season he averaged 9.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for Charlotte.
It is doubtful that any of the team's other free agents will re-sign, leaving the Bobcats with plenty of cash to burn in free agency.
5 of 30. CHICAGO BULLS
Daequan Cook (U)
Nazr Mohammed (Re-signed)
Vladimir Radmanovic (U)
Nate Robinson (likely will depart)
Despite the absence of Derrick Rose this season due to injury, the Bulls are contenders in the East.
Their main priority will most likely be to re-sign their players, though recent playoff standout Marco Belinelli has already accepted a two-year offer from the Spurs.
Belinelli's loss should be softened by the signing of former Bucks forward Mike Dunleavy, who recently agreed to a two-year contract and by the return of Nazr Mohammed.
Recent reports that Nate Robinson is out of Chicago should be taken with a grain of salt. Robinson, looking to be a an NBA starter, would be relegated to the bench with the return of Derrick Rose to basketball.