NBA Free Agency 2014: Grading the first two days

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Apr 5, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) celebrates a three-point basket in the first quarter against the Charlotte Bobcats at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Two days into NBA free agency many of the biggest names are in a holding pattern as both players and teams wait for the big free agent dominoes to fall. The wooing of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony (as well as Golden State’s continued pursuit of a trade for Kevin Love) are commanding most of the attention.

In the meantime, there have been a number of early moves as teams either lock in their own free agents or have reached agreements with incoming players. Though new signings can’t be made official until July 10, and smarter teams will order the formal submission of deals to the league office so as to maximize flexibility, these deals are as good as done.

So, who are the winners and losers so far? The following is a list of deals for which details have been credibly reported.

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  • Stevie Adams

    Cavs are gonna be sick this year, even if bronbron doesnt come back.

    • Jarod Cook

      It really depends on how well the players buy into New coaching staffs system. And as well as if Blatt is as a good as advertised. 1st big challenge proving he belongs in the NBA(which i think he should’ve had a chance years ago), 2nd is trying to make Bennett into a decent player. With the pieces they’ve got now i’d say they’re a bottom seed team in the East. A lot of young talent that still needs a year or two to be truly competitive.

      That being said if Lebron comes back to town they instantly become a top seed in the East. And there time line speeds up. If Lebron really wants to win and compete for championships this move makes sense. The Cavs have a lot of they’re young core talent locked up under rookie deals for the next 2-3 years, and just locked up Irving for 5 more years. If he comes to town the next thing would be a possible trade for Love, they’ed have to possible give up Waiters, Thompson and some future 1st rounders to make the deal work. But Wiggins could slide in at SG, while Love would replace Thompson at PF. New big 3 in Cleveland Irving, Leborn, Love.

      • Stevie Adams

        i dont think the Love thing is gonna happen. just my opinion. i heard that anthony bennett has lost a lot of weight and working hard this offseason which is a good sign. plus with 3 more first round picks next season for the Cavs, theres a lot of wiggle room to get the right pieces and players that will have good chemistry with each other. i think Blatt is gonna take the league by storm.