The deal is worth 4.2 million over two years and includes a second-year player option. Blake thrived in Mike D'Antoni's Lakers offense early on last year before being traded to Golden State to play a lesser role. He averaged 6.9 points and 5.6 assists per game overall on the season.Analysis:
Vasquez had maintained that he'd like to return to Toronto, where he was traded last season by the Kings. He averaged 9.5 points and 3.7 assists backing up Kyle Lowry last year.Analysis:
Smart was the first of the Celtics' first-round picks this year, after starring at Oklahoma State University for two years. Smart averaged 18.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game in 31 appearances as a sophomore.Analysis:
The Grizzlies selected guard Jordan Adams with the 22nd pick in the draft, after he spent two seasons playing at UCLA. He averaged 17.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.1 minutes per game as a sophomore.Analysis:
LaVine was the No. 13 overall pick in the draft this year, after spending just one year at UCLA. He averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes per game as a freshman.Analysis:
The deal is expected to pay Hayward $63 million over four years, though it cannot be finalized until free agency officially begins Thursday. Hayward's former team, the Jazz, will have three days to match the deal once he signs it, and the team has given every indication they will do so, according to USA Today.
Hayward is coming off the best season of his career, averaging 16.2 points, 5.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 77 games.Analysis:
According to reports, the Cavaliers have traded guards Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to the Nets and center Tyler Zeller to the Celtics, while the Nets sent Marcus Thornton to Boston. It is not clear what, if anything, the Cavaliers will receive in return.Analysis:
Anderson started 62 of 80 games for the 76ers last year, averaging 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.Analysis:
As he told BasketballInsiders.com, he has opportunities waiting for him in front offices or as a member of the media, if he does decide to retire. Though he has not made a decision on whether he will retire or not, Billups did say he is considering playing if the right situation presents itself.
"I know that in the right situation, I can really help a team win," he said. "But it would take the right situation. I'm not going to play just to play. I have nothing left to prove and I've accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish playing basketball, so it would take the right situation for me to play."
Billups appeared in just 19 games a year ago, averaging 3.8 points and 2.2 assists per game for the Pistons.Analysis:
There has been no reason given for Westbrook's unexpected absence, though he did deal with ongoing trouble with his surgically repaired knee through the season. Westbrook missed 36 games last season and spent much of the year under a minutes limit, so this could just be a chance to get him rest, after another deep playoff run.Analysis: