The free agency began this Friday in the NBA and many movements have already taken place, including the arrival of Dwight Howard in Philadelphia, that of Montrezl Harrell at the Lakers, and the extension of Goran Dragic in Miami.
Let’s go for free agency 2020! No superstar is affected this year (apart from Anthony Davis, who is taking his time, but who is expected to sign a huge contract with the Lakers), but many players have made arrangements with franchises to extend their contracts or sign, during that night. Starting with Dwight Howard (35), who had announced his intention to stay with the Lakers, where he was crowned champion, but who finally decided to join Philadelphia for a season. But if the Lakers lose “Superman”, they win Montrezl Harrell (26)! The best sixth man of last season leaves the Clippers to join the neighbor, with a two-year contract in the key. The Lakers have also signed Wes Matthews (34). The Clippers, on the other hand, keep Marcus Morris (31), who extends four years, and Patrick Patterson, who remains a year more.
The jackpot for Fox
On the Miami side, Goran Dragic and Meyers Leonard have signed for two more years. Excellent news for the Heat, who saw how fatal the absence of the Slovenian in the Finals was. Other free players have decided to extend the adventure with their franchise. Starting with De’Aron Fox (23), who signed a maximum contract ($ 163 million over five years) with Sacramento, and Jordan Clarkson (28), who extended for four years with Utah. Drew Eubanks (23) and Jakob Pötl (25) have extended for three years with San Antonio. Rodney Hood (28) will stay in Portland for two more years, Michael Beasley (31) in Minnesota for four years, Trey Burke (28) in Dallas for three years, David Bertans (28) in Washington for five years , Joe Harris (29) in Brooklyn for four years, Justin Holiday (31) in Indiana for three years and Pat Connaughton (27) in Milwaukee for two years.
Gallinari arrives in Altanta!
Other free players, however, decided to change teams. This is how Jerami Grant (26 years old, until 2023), Mason Plumlee (30 years old, until 2023) and Jahlil Okafor (25 years old, until 2022) join Detroit. But it was perhaps Atlanta that pulled off the best shot, attracting Danilo Gallinari for the next three seasons. He could form a formidable duo with Trae Young. Robin Lopez (32) joins Washington for one year, Alec Burks (29) signed in New York for one year, Garett Temple (34) arrives in Chicago for one year, Derrick Jones Jr (23) in Portland for two years, JaMychal Green (30) in Denver for two years, as is Facundo Campazzo (29), who arrives from Real Madrid. Finally, exchanges at several franchises sent Trevor Ariza (35) from Detroit to Dallas, then to Oklahoma City, Enes Kanter (28) from Boston to Portland (where he will be making his return) and Steven Adams (27) to ‘Oklahoma City in New Orleans.