Things were rather quiet on the free agency front after LaMarcus Aldridge agreed to join the San Antonio Spurs, although a significant trade involving Roy Hibbert and the Los Angeles Lakers went down. Besides that, there were a few other somewhat notable signings.
The Kings have mostly been a punching bag this offseason because of their general dysfunction, horrid trade and players turning down their big money. But Sacramento got Koufos at a reasonable price, and an offseason featuring Koufos, Rajon Rondo and Marco Belinelli looks a bit better than one featuring just Rondo and Monta Ellis or an overpaid Wesley Matthews. The Koufos/Cousins/Cauley-Stein frontcourt trio is pretty darn solid.
While the acquisition of Derrick Williams was a bit odd, snagging O’Quinn was a great coup for Phil Jackson. O’Quinn never got a great opportunity in Orlando, but he should see that opportunity in New York. Getting a quality young big at $4 million a year is an excellent move.
Cunningham isn’t anything all that special, but he’s a solid depth piece who played well in the first-round series loss against Golden State. At $3 million a year, this deal isn’t too bad at all.