NBA free agency is under way and it has been absolutely wacky already. The piles of George Washingtons changing hands has been incredible.
On the first day alone, owners spent over $1.4 billion in deals. That’s billions with a B, baby!
You need a scorecard to keep track. DeAndre Jordan surprised some by leaving the Clippers to join the Mavericks. Greg Monroe turned down the Knicks and Lakers, going to the small market Milwaukee Bucks. Monta Ellis left Dallas and landed with the Pacers. Paul Pierce headed west, signing with the Clippers. Tyson Chandler ended up in Phoenix. Knicks fans should be thrilled with Arron Afflalo and Robin Lopez. Hmm.
Several players signed max deals to return to their teams, or long-term deals like Anthony Davis of the Pelicans and Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs. Dwyane Wade returned to Miami with a one-year deal.
If you think it is crazy now, wait until next year when the new NBA television deal goes into effect. The dollars tossed around then will be even wackier.