The NBA offseason is upon us.
As soon as the NBA champions were crowned, trade rumors and supposed draft picks began to spread around the league as teams prepare to take on last season’s beast, the Golden State Warriors. Some of your franchise favorites may also call it quits after a storied career. Ya never know.
Check out all of this offseason’s biggest switch ups and retirements below.
In the most head-scratching move this offseason, the Knicks have signed Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million dollar contract. Hardaway played for the Knicks during the 2013-15 seasons but was eventually traded to the Atlanta Hawks for trade rights to Jerian Grant.
As the Miami Heat looks to beef up its squad with all of the Big Three members moving on, it decided to re-sign James Johnson. The deal’s worth $60 million over four years.
Joining Johnson on South Beach for the next four years will be former Boston Celtic big man Kelly Olynyk who signed for $50 million.
The vets just won’t quit. Vince Carter agreed to a one year $8 million deal with the Sacramento Kings. For perspective, newly drafted Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox was just 6 months old when Carter was drafted ’97.
Patty Mills isn’t going anywhere. The 28-year-old point guard just signed a four-year deal, reportedly worth $50 million to stay with the San Antonio Spurs.
Paul George wanted out of Indiana and he got his wish. The new deal sends George to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
The Golden State Warriors are padding its already impenetrable roster. Nick “Swaggy P” Young is heading north to the Bay Area after agreeing to a one-year $5.2 million deal with the reigning champs.
It’s official. All of The Miami Heat’s Big 3 have moved on. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have both retreated to their hometowns and Chris Bosh will be raising his own starting five. The Heat front office has officially waived Bosh, ending a three-year saga where he was sidelined because of blood clot issues. The good news is that the remaining $52 million on Bosh’s contract will be paid out to him over the next two years.
Free agent Gordon Hayward decided to leave the Utah Jazz to join the Boston Celtics for a cool $128 million. He’s finally reuniting with his college coach Brad Stevens, and the two have some unfinished business when it comes to chasing championships.
The LA Clippers trade Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins and Kyle Wiltjer. With two All-Stars in the backcourt, Houston is about to be a problem.