The 3rd day has entered since the free agent (FA) market, which corresponds to the NBA’s ‘Air Conditioning League’, opened in earnest.
Various teams, from the Golden State Warriors to the Utah Jazz, jumped into the free agency market on the morning of the 3rd (Korean time).
It was Utah that opened fire on this day. Utah has agreed to an extension contract with Jordan Clarkson for 3 years and 55 million dollars (approximately 100 million won). When he used a player option worth 14.3 million for the 23-24 season, an extension contract was almost certain.
Clarkson, who had a career high season last season, averaged 20.8 points, 4 rebounds and 4.4 assists, and had a field goal success rate of 44.4% (16.9 attempts) and a free throw success rate of 81.6% (four attempts). He has proven himself to be the starting shooting guard.
Clarkson’s contract is highly valued in that it is valued at $18M per year. Utah currently has five players with contracts worth between $10 and $18 million, and none exceeding $25.3 million. That means you have salaried liquidity, and Clarkson’s contract gives you tremendous flexibility to shape your future.
It was followed by the Charlotte Hornets.
Charlotte signed a Qualifying Offer (QO) to Miles Bridges. He is free agent next summer and is free to sign with the team of his choice.
Bridges missed all of last season after being arrested for domestic violence in June. He has only 10 games left in his 30-game suspension. Bridges’ talent is also exceptional, but it could get in the way of building a team culture that leads to Lamelo Ball and Brandon Miller. So there will be no easy options for Charlotte.
The Phoenix Suns, who are in full attendance in the FA market, appeared without fail.
Phoenix succeeded in bringing back Eric Gordon, who was considered the best free agent shooting guard, for 2 years and 6 million dollars. Golden State, Milwaukee Bucks. Got Gordon through the competition with the Houston Rockets.
Gordon is likely to serve as a backup member to Devin Booker and Bradley Beal, and will serve as a wing resource sharing scoring and assisting reading off the bench. Gordon’s experience has made it to the playoff stage as many as 60 games. Additionally, he can provide Phoenix with a career 37.1 percent 3-point shooting percentage (6.2 attempts) shooting.
The New Orleans Pelicans, who gave Jackson Hayes to the LA Lakers the day before, also sought free agents.
New Orleans has agreed to a one-year, $3.1 million contract with veteran center Cody Zeller. He is expected to play an active role as a backup center for Jonas Valensunas and play for about 10 to 15 minutes.
The Brooklyn Nets’ love for players with good athleticism continued.
Brooklyn signed Ronnie Walker IV to a one-year contract. Ronnie Walker’s salary has not been revealed, but she is believed to be at the veteran minimum스포츠토토.
Walker, who lost his place with the Lakers after the trade deadline last season, showed off his offensive prowess at his most crucial times. Walker, who scored 15 points in the 4th quarter of the 4th game of the 2nd round of the playoffs against Golden State, frustrated the opponent with a mid-range jumper.
Currently, Brooklyn has a backcourt lineup of Spencer Dinwiddie, Cameron Thomas, and newly acquired Dennis Smith Jr. Here, Walker seems to match well with ‘ace’ Mikal Bridges, and is a player who can play the season with a consistent attitude
The ‘defending champion’ Denver Nuggets also finally started to reinforce.
Denver agreed to a one-year deal with veteran guard Justin Halladay. After losing Bruce Brown, Denver needed a new wing. At 6 ft 6 in (198 cm), Holliday can play multiple positions and won a championship ring with Golden State in 2015. However, his performance last season with the Dallas Mavericks was disappointing.
Tori Craig, Danny Green, Terrence Ross and Will Barton’s acquisition of Halladay in the remaining free agency wing market was more of a surprise move.
■ Golden State Warriors: Corey Joseph – SO SO
Golden State also set foot in the free agent market.
Golden State has agreed to a one-year veteran minimum contract with veteran Cory Joseph. Joseph’s stats may look shabby, but that’s because he played for the Detroit Pistons, who went on a tanking route the past two seasons.
Joseph is about the same age as Golden State’s Splash Brothers (Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson) and has stable playmaking abilities like Chris Paul. First and foremost, Golden State needed a guard to fill in for Dante DiVincenzo and Ty Jerome as they missed them this offseason. Joseph seems to be able to fulfill his role well enough.