- Shawn Marion is going to the Mavericks.
- Birdman is staying with the Nuggets.
- Artest is officially a Laker.
- Trevor Ariza is a Rocket.
- Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva are Pistons.
- Rasheed is now a Celtic.
- Antonio McDyess is now a Spur.
- Toronto wrapped up Bargnani.
- Chicago signed Jannero Pargo.
- Jason Kidd is a Maverick again.
- Mike Bibby is staying with the Hawks.
- And, of course, Hedo will be a Raptor.
- Big Baby is likely a Piston.
- Marcin Gortat has signed an offer sheet with the Mavericks.
- Anthony Parker is headed to Cleveland.
- Dahntay Jones to the Pacers.
- Anderson Varejao back with the Cavs.
Executives around the league believe Miller will get a three-year, midlevel deal from some team, but that club remains a mystery right now. If Miller wants to play for a one-year, midlevel deal, a return to Philly is possible, but it's doubtful he'll settle for that and doubtful they'll offer more.
Before free agency began, a prevailing thought was Portland wanted Miller. But the Blazers, citing his terrible 3-point shooting, poor defense and age, have almost no interest in him.
"We've narrowed it down to about two or three teams," said Bass's agent Tony Dutt. "Orlando has shown a lot of interest, Detroit is another option, and Portland is up there as well. We're expecting something to get done in the next couple days."
- First, it showed that the Blazers were willing (eager?) to spend their cap room on an impact player, one that would potentially transform the look of the team over the next year or two and make them a serious championship contender.
- Second, it was consistent with Pritchard's repeated statements that he likes his players and is looking to tweak the roster rather than effecting an overhaul.
- Third, it showed that the Blazers prioritized a transformative, experienced player over either a new starting point guard or a banger frontcourt player in their list of team upgrade needs.