Some big moves have been made the last two days, with LaMarcus Aldridge picking the San Antonio Spurs, DeAndre Jordan spurning the Los Angeles Clippers for the Dallas Mavericks and Rajon Rondo going to the crazy Sacramento Kings. Those moves got all the headlines, but let’s take a look at some of the lesser deals from the last few days.
Brewer dabbled with some other teams, including the Knicks, but winds up heading back to Houston. This is quite a bit of money for an inconsistent player, but he was an important part of the Rockets last year, so they felt the need to pay up.
Like Brewer, Beverley talked to some other teams before ultimately agreeing to come back to Houston. Beverley is a strong defender and solid shooter, and this deal makes sense for him.
After striking out on some bigger name targets, the Kings snagged Belinelli at a nice price before getting Rondo. Sacramento needed shooting in the worst way, and the Italian will provide that.
The Magic were in the market for a backup point guard with Luke Ridnour gone, and they wind up with Watson at a fair price after he played well last season.
Williams has been a major disappointment in the NBA, but the Knicks hope he’ll revitalize his career in the Big Apple. This is a rather odd signing given some of the other players available, but New York is clearly willing to take a chance on the talent.
This is a really nice deal for the Raptors, who needed some rim protection.
Neal really struggled last season, but he’s had success on good teams before and playing with John Wall should help.
Jefferson is nothing more than a decent depth piece at this point in his career.