Free Agency Action and Complete Initial Fantasy Draft Rankings

I’ve spent the last week getting the initial 2012-2013 fantasy draft rankings together and you can find them on the right side of the homepage or on the 2012-2013 Draft  Rankings Tab.  I’ll be updating these throughout the offseason, so check for new weekly rankings.

Free Agency has really slowed and we are mostly down to teams filling their bench slots and reserve roles.  Here’s the moves that have happened this week:

Greg Stiemsma signs with the Minnesota Timberwolves.  (Source:

The Celtics filled the backup center spot vacated by Steimsma with Jason Collins.  (Source:

The Celtics acquired Courtney Lee from Houston in exchange for E’Twaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson, Sean Williams and future second round pick.  Boston also had to send Sasha Pavlovic, two second round picks and cash to Portland to complete the deal.(Source:  ESPN)

The Celtics signed Keyon Dooling to a one year deal to backup Rajon Rondo.  (Source:

Brookly signed CJ Watson to backup Deron Williams.  (Source:

New York Knicks signed shooting guard Ronnie Brewer.  (Source:

New York Knicks sign Pablo Prigioni to backup Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd.  (Source:

Utah Jazz signed Randy Foye.  He’ll be competing for minutes with Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks and CJ Miles.  (Source:

Chicago Bulls sign Nazr Mohammed to backup Joakim Noah.  (Source:

Delonte West will return to the Mavericks for another season.  (Source: ESPN Dallas)

Kirk Hinrich has signed with the Chicago Bulls.  (Source:  Chicago Tribune)

Washington Wizards signed A. J. Price to backup John Wall.  (Source:

Houston Rockets sign Omer Asik for three years, $25 million.  (Source:  Houston Chronicle)


Fantasy Basketball Transactions and Notes, NBA Summer League Starts

NBA Basketball has truly become a year round sport.  We’ve had the season, the playoffs, the finals, the draft, free agency and now we’ve got some summer league basketball and after that we’ll have the Olympics and then training camp.   I’m going to try and get some summer league notes posted tomorrow or Friday, so keep an eye out for that.   Free agency is slowing a little, but there have still be some important moves, so here’s a wrapup of the last couple of days:

Avery Bradley had another shoulder surgery and could miss part of the upcoming season.  He was one of my sleepers in Boston with Ray Allen leaving for Miami, but this could be the opportunity to grab him cheap in drafts.  (Source:

The Boston Celtics sign Jeff Green, four years, $36 million.  (Source:

J.R. Smith will sign with the New York Knicks for 2 years.  (Source:  Buckets Over Broadway)

The New York Knicks have acquired Marcus Camby in a sign and trade.  Camby’s contract is for three years, $13.2 million.  (Source:  Buckets Over Broadway)

Toney Douglas, Jerome Jordan and Josh Harrelson were traded to the Houston Rockets in the Marcus Camby deal.  (Source: Posting and Toasting)

The New York Knicks will re-sign Steve Novak for four years, $15 million.  (Source:  Posting and Toasting)

Philadelphia acquired Dorell Wright from Golden State in exchange for a future draft pick.  (Source:

Aaron Gray re-signed with the Toronto Raptors for two years.  (Source:

Memphis has agreed to a deal with Jerryd Bayless, no financial details yet.  (Source:  ESPN)

Chicago signs Kirk Hinrich, two years, $6 million.  (Source:

Rashard Lewis will sign with the Miami Heat for the veteran league minimum of $1.3 million.  (Source:  Chicago Tribune)

Roy Hibbert will be back with Indiana next season as the Pacers matched the $58 million offer extended by Portland.  (Source:  Chicago Tribune)

Ersan Ilyasova re-signs with the Milwaukee Bucks for five years, $45 million.  (Source:

The Atlanta Hawks have signed Louis Williams, details not disclosed.  (Source:  Atlanta Journal Constitution)

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed combo guard Alexey Shved, financial details pending.  (Source:  Star Tribune)

Jason Thompson re-signs with the Sacramento Kings.  (Source:  Sacramento Bee)

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Darrell Arthur to a three year, $9 million deal.  (Source:  Straight Outta Vancouver)

Tim Duncan has reached a deal to stay with San Antonio for three more years.  (Source:  48 Minutes of Hell)

San Anonio has signed Boris Diaw to a two year, $9 million deal.  (Source:  48 Minutes of Hell)

San Antonio has signed Danny Green for three years, $12 million.  (Source:  48 Minutes of Hell)

Fantasy Basketball Free Agency Moves, Brooklyn Nets Building a Contender

The free agency action is really rolling this week and there are some big moves that will definitely be felt in the fantasy basketball world.  The biggest free agent prize this season was Deron Williams and it’s just been reported that he will remain with the Nets.   The Nets are trying to put together their own big three and so far they are off to a pretty good start with Williams, Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace.  Now, if they could somehow pull off that deal with the Magic for Dwight Howard.

Here’s what has transpired over the last 24 hours:

Deron Williams has agreed to sign with the Nets for five years and $98 million. (Source: CBS Sports)

The Atlanta Hawks traded Joe Johnson to the Nets in exchange for Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro, Deshawn Stevenson, Jordan Williams and a future first round draft pick. (Source:  ESPN New York)

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal with Mirza Teletovic for the mid-level exemption three years, $15 million.  (Source:  Ball Don’t Lie, Yahoo)

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired Reggie Evans for a future second round pick.  Evans will get three years, $5 million.  (Source:  ESPN New York)

Rudy Fernandez is leaving the NBA to go play in Spain.  (Source:  Yahoo)

The Toronto Raptors have offered Landry Fields a three year, $20 million deal.  (Source:  Ball Don’t Lie, Yahoo)

Jason Terry will sign a three year deal with the Boston Celtics for the mid-level exemption of around $5 million per year.  (Source:  Ball Don’t Lie, Yahoo)

Eric Gordon has agreed to a four year, $58 million deal with the Phoenix Suns.  The Hornets will have three days to match the offer starting on July 11.  (Source:  Chris Broussard, ESPN)

Semih Erden is leaving the NBA to go play in Turkey.  (Source:  Slam Online)

Early NBA Free Agent Signings and Trades

Free Agency officially tipped off on July 1 and we’ve already got a few signings and trades.  New contracts can’t officially be signed until July 11th, but most verbal agreements usually end up being upheld.  I expect that there will be a slow trickle of news over the next month or so and I’ll be collecting the best fantasy stuff every couple of days.

Atlanta agrees to trade Joe Johnson to New Jersey in exchange for Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Anthony Morrow, Jordan Williams, Deshawn Stevenson and a future first round pick.  (Source:  Marc Stein and Chris Broussard, ESPN)

Atlanta trades Marvin Williams to Utah in exchange for Devin Harris.  (Source:  Marc Stein, ESPN)

Kevin Garnett has agreed to a three year $34 million deal to stay with the Celtics. (Source: ESPN)

Gerald Wallace signs with the Nets for four years and $40 million. (Source:  ESPN)

The Houston Rockets will sign Omer Asik to a three year $25 million contract as of July 11th.  The Bulls will have three days to match the offer if they want to keep Asik.  (Source:  Chicago Tribune)

Blake Griffin will agree to a 5 year, $95 million extension to stay with the Clippers.  (Source:  LA Times)

Andre Miller agreed to re-sign with the Nuggets for three years.  (Source:  ESPN)

Lavoy Allen will sign with the Sixers for two years, $6 million.  (Source:  Yahoo)

George Hill will sign with the Pacers for five years, terms unreported.  (Source:  Yahoo)

The Hornets have waived Rashard Lewis who came over from Washington in the Emeka Okafor/Trevor Ariza deal.  (Source:  CBS Sports)

The Toronto Raptors have offered Steve Nash a three year, $36 million deal.  (Source:  Marc Stein, ESPN)

The Portland Trail Blazers have offered Roy Hibbert a four year, $58 million contract.  (Source:  ESPN)

Lamar Odom has been traded to the Clippers.  (Source:  ESPN)

Mo Williams has been traded to the Utah Jazz.  (Source:  NBC Sports)

Cleveland Cavaliers waived Manny Harris.  (Source:

Kalenna Azubuike has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  (Source:  ESPN)

Charlotte Bobcats waive Jamario Moon.  (Source:  Rick Bonnell)


Fantasy Basketball Daily Links for Sunday, June 10

Another great playoff game Saturday night as the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics to advance to the Finals where they will face the Oklahoma City Thunder.  It should be a great series.

Weekend Link and News Roundup:

Complete NBA Finals Schedule

Ray Allen says offseason ankle surgery is a priority. (Source: ESPN Boston)

Buckets Over Broadway takes a look at the future for Landry Fields.

Iman Shumpert’s recovery from ACL surgery going well.  He only expects to miss about a month of the upcoming season. (Source:  NY Post)

Liberty Ballers reports that Lou Williams will opt out of his contract with the Sixers.

Measurements for all players in the 2012 NBA Draft from DraftExpress.

Queen City Hoops reviews DJ Augustin’s 2011-2012 season.

Pacers looking to bring in Kevin Pritchard as GM. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski)

Clips Nation reviews Mo Williams’ 2011-2012 season performance.

Sixers may amnesty Elton Brand this summer. (Source:  Sports Illustrated)

Roy Hibbert prefers to stay with the Pacers.  (Souce:  Sports Illustrated)