Washington Wizards v Brooklyn Nets

Betting: Top 5 losers From This Year’s Free Agency

Written by on July 7, 2015

The 2015

Keep track of all of the latest buzz & player movement with @NBAcom‘s Free Agent Tracker: http://t.co/Qf83HOeynA pic.twitter.com/HjabyWwxpz

— NBA (@NBA) July 7, 2015  

Portland Trail Blazers

Aaron Afflalo (to Knicks) LaMarcus Aldridge (to Spurs) Robin Lopez (to Knicks) Wesley Matthews (to Mavericks)   Lamarcus alridge   Analysis: No team lost as much in free agency as the Portland Trail Blazers, whose mass exodus of four players almost make the actual Exodus pale in comparison. Okay, so what I’m over exaggerating, you get the idea.   Not only did Portland lose the biggest free agent on the market on power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, but the Blazers also lost a trio of starting-caliber players in Aaron Afflalo, Robin Lopez and Wesley Matthews. Oh well, at least they’ve still got all-world point guard Damian Lillard.  

Detroit Pistons

Greg Monroe (to Bucks)   greg-monroe   Analysis: While losing Monroe came as no shock to the Pistons or anyone else for that matter, the loss of a versatile frontcourt big man is still a tough pill to swallow – and it’s even worse when he decides to sign with a division rival as Monroe did in signing with Milwaukee.  

L.A. Clippers

DeAndre Jordan (to Mavericks)   Deandre-Jordan   Analysis: So what DeAndre Jordan can’t shoot free throws to save his life…he’s still one of the premier centers in the NBA today. The Clippers are going to miss Jordan’s ability to throw down hellacious jams off of Chris Paul lobs and his ability to defend and rebound. This stunner of a move will cost the Clippers dearly moving forward and make them alter the way they’ve played with Jordan on the roster.  

Washington Wizards

Paul Pierce (to Clippers)   Paul-Pierce   Analysis: The Washington Wizards lost one of the game’s best finishers in future Hall of Fame small forward Paul Pierce. Not only did Pierce bring a level of professionalism to Washington that hadn’t been seen in years, but he also served as a mentor for Washington’s trio of blossoming perimeter players in John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter.  

Atlanta Hawks

DeMarre Carroll (to Raptors)   DeMarre-Carroll   Analysis: Before the 2014-15 season began, DeMarre Carroll was viewed as a solid, but not outstanding basketball player that could come in and contribute to the cause. Now, after playing outstanding basketball this past season, Carroll is viewed as one of the best two-way players in the game today. Atlanta’s loss will definitely be Toronto’s gain with the overachieving Carroll.  

More Hurtful Losses

Dallas Mavericks Tyson Chandler (to Suns) Al-Farouq Aminu (to Blazers)   Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson (to Boston) Lou Williams (to Lakers)   Boston Celtics Brandon Bass (to Lakers)   Minnesota Timberwolves Gary Neal (to Wizards)   Philadelphia Sixers Thomas Robinson (to Nets)   Phoenix Suns Brandan Wright (to Grizzlies)     Sources: Wikipedia.org: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeAndre_Jordan USAtoday.com: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/blazers/2015/07/04/why-lamarcus-aldridge-left-the-trail-blazers/29718151/
ram Jairo Loading Image