We’re basically getting to the bottom of the barrel when it comes to free agents now. Let’s round up some of the new signings from the past week.
Austin Rivers – 2 years, $6.4 million with Clippers
Rivers hasn’t been a very good player in his short NBA career, but he made some contributions in the postseason and got a nice new deal from his Dad.
Cole Aldrich – 2 years with Clippers
Amar’e Stoudemire – 1 year, veteran’s minimum with Heat
Stoudemire recently had one of the worst contracts in the NBA, but he still has value at the minimum.
Jordan Hill – Terms still being worked out with Pacers
The Pacers desperately needed some help in the frontcourt, and Hill is a solid player who should slide right into the starting lineup.
Luis Scola – 1 year, $3 million with Raptors
Scola joins a Raptors squad that’s done some serious revamping this offseason.
Drew Gooden – 1 year, $3.3 million with Wizards
The veteran found his niche as a stretch 4 with the Wizards last season.
Alan Anderson – 1 year, 4 million with Wizards
Anderson enjoyed a really strong showing in the playoffs and will provide some punch off the bench in Washington.
Mirza Teletovic – 1 year, $5.5 million with Suns
The Suns quickly scooped up the 29-year-old after the Nets rescinded his qualifying offer.
Jason Smith – 1 year, $4.3 million with Magic
Smith and Kyle O’Quinn basically did a switcheroo.
Wayne Ellington – 1 year, $1.5 million with Nets
The Nets added a cheap shooter in Ellington, who’s a career 38.2 percent shooter from long range.
Justin Holiday – 2 years, veteran’s minimum with Hawks
The Hawks like snagging the Warriors’ end-of-bench guards. First Kent Bazemore and now Holiday.
Charlie Villanueva – 1 year, veteran’s minimum with Mavericks
Villanueva shot well from three in limited minutes this past season.
Wesley Johnson – 1 year, veteran’s minimum with Clippers
Johnson changes teams but his home building remains the same.
Alonzo Gee – 2 years, $2.75 mill with Pelicans
Gee has bounced around the last few years and didn’t play much for Portland in last year’s playoffs.
Ronnie Price – 1 year, veteran’s minimum with Suns
Price has never been all that effective in the NBA, but he somehow keeps getting contracts.
Luke Babbitt – 2 years, $2.5 million with Pelicans
While it was in limited minutes, Babbitt actually shot 51.3 percent from three last season.
Sonny Weems – 2 years, $5.8 million with Suns
Weems hasn’t played in the NBA since 2011, but he’s been killing it over in Europe.
Raul Neto – 3 years, $2.8 million with Jazz
The Brazilian point guard will add some depth in Utah.
Joel Anthony – 2 years, $5 million with Pistons
This is an interesting deal to say the least.
Marcus Thornton – 1 year veteran’s minimum with Rockets
Thornton adds more shooting to a team that loves to shoot threes.