Until a few years ago, the NBA Free Agency was fun but also result-oriented with real business taking place with clear effects on the NBA betting odds. Fast forward to 2015, watching the NBA Free Agency is like watching clowns at a circus, with most focus being on fun and money changing hands, rather than making relevantly necessary deals. I mean, nearly all Free Agents are on overdrive in puppet mode, doing anything and everything to attract attention and impress their masters. The fans have not been left out either, getting involved before, during and after the deals. You’d almost mistake some fans for being agents to the players. And speaking of fans, did you hear about the mocking of Lakers fans after they missed out on LaMarcus Aldridge? Oh, and nothing is binding about verbal commitments to contracts… All you need is someone who is knowledgeable about the art of friendly kidnapping, like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, and then get a gullible victim like DeAndre Jordan. Everything else will take care of itself..! And don’t even get me started about how the Free Agency is oozing of money and crazy deals. Take a look at Anthony Davis, for example. The guy is an unfledged Pelican and still needs to grow some muscle (and balls) to be a big-baller in the league. But don’t tell that to the management in New Orleans that gave Davis a ludicrous deal worth $143 million dollars over five years, averaging at $29 million per season. Elsewhere, Reggie Jackson, a shoot-first point guard that has mostly served as backup in his career and is averaging below 30 percent in 3-point shooting, inconceivably signed a fully guaranteed five-year, $80 million deal with the Pistons. Meanwhile, in San Antonio, Manu Ginobili signed a laughable deal worth under $3 million and Tim Duncan (even with all the coveted things he’s done to the game) also signed for a measly deal worth just $5 million. I am honestly baffled about how Timmy and Manu signed both deals, but knowing Gregg Popovich and his reputation of not being the typical straight-and-narrow type of guy, I wouldn’t be shocked if it was later revealed that he hired some gun-men to force the players into signing the contracts, or he alternatively got voodooist to cast some sort of spell on the players. But then again, the fans are happy both players are back, the players haven’t complained, and Popovich has made a name for himself as good business exec, so it’s all good, right? Anyway, it has been an eventful NBA Free Agency, with constant surprises and never-ending news and rumors circulating the Twittersphere like every minute. Matter of fact, describing it all as eventful would be an understatement, it has been real C-R-A-Z-Y!!! Outside the aforementioned deals, here are our biggest winners and losers in the 2015 NBA Free Agency. Kawhi Leonard and got Danny Green back to San Antonio at a considerable discount. And of course the biggest of them all was getting the prized services of LaMarcus Aldridge, arguably the biggest free agent this year. Added to the fact they convinced David West to turn down $12 million in Indiana to sign for the veteran’s minimum, things couldn’t have worked any better and cheaper for Popovich and the Spurs. Rajon Rondo, thanks to the free agency. Sadly, that’s all there is to Rondo, a good name, so the eight-figure, year-long contract given to him by Sacramento will hurt like hell on hindsight. Wait, do these Sacramento guys own TVs? I mean, anyone who watched Rondo in his catastrophic time with the Mavs must know that he is not deserving of such a contract. Sources: Wikipedia.org (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawhi_Leonard) Sports.Yahoo.com (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/4149/)
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