Free agent point guard, Rodney Stuckey, and the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a contract to keep him in Detroit for three more years. Sources say the deal is worth $25 million over those three years.
Stuckey was said to have been seeking a deal worth $10 million a season but looks like he settled for a little over $8 million. If you ask me that is still pretty high for him, especially considering they just drafted Brandon Knight.
Stuckey has averaged 13.6 points and 4.5 assists over his four-year career with the Pistons.
Detroit drafted Stuckey out of Eastern Washington with the 15th pick in 2007.
We are over a week into NBA free agency and there has already been a whirlwind of activity. Most of the big names have been signed, but some teams still have cap space to burn, and there are some good players that are still looking for a team. So lets take a look at the best player still available at each position. Continue reading →
Free agent shooting guard Jamal Crawford has decided to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, sources said. Crawford will have a player option for his second year.
Crawford decided to chose Portland over Sacramento and New York. Sacramento was offering a two-year deal worth $6.5 million per season, and New York, which offered $5 million over two years, sources said.
Crawford fills a big void in the Blazers roster since Brandon Roy decided to retire due to chronic knee problems. Crawford has been a 6th man for the majority of his career and has been one of the best. He brings a scoring punch that will really help take pressure off of Lamarcus Aldridge. With this signing I think Portland can be the fourth best team in the Western Conference after the Mavs, Lakers, and Thunder.
According to sources, the top unrestricted free agent, Nene, has agreed in principle to a deal with the Denver Nuggets. It is believed to be a five-year deal that can exceed $67 million. Nene was widely regarded as the #1 free agent on the 2011 market, and was heavily pursued by teams like New Jersey, Houston and Indiana. Continue reading →
We started our look at the free agent class with the centers, now we will take a look at the power forwards. There aren’t any eye-popping names outside of possibly David West (but he is coming off an ACL tear), but there are some very quality role players. So lets delve into who will be available. Continue reading →
This free agency period will certainly be a unique one. While this free agency class lacks the star-power and intrigue of last year’s, this class still has some very good players that teams will covet. Conversations between teams and players and agents were permissible as of Wednesday, camps open Dec. 9, free agents can sign that same day and the season begins Dec. 25. So we are about to hit a whirlwind of free agent activity.
Lets start by taking a look at the top-5 free agent centers. This looks to be the position with both the most talent and depth. There isn’t a true “star” but there are three guys that are very good and teams would love to have. Continue reading →