Toronto Raptors re-sign PF Amir Johnson to 5-year, $34 million deal
So the going rate for a backup forward who has averaged 4.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game during his five years in the NBA is almost $7 million dollars a year? Even David Kahn is laughing at this one. I am absolutely flabbergasted by the deal. When I saw this signing, I literally choked on my spit. I understand the Raptors are going to lose Chris Bosh in free agency and need some bodies to fill his void, but $34 million??? Yikes.
Phoenix Suns re-sign F/C Channing Frye to 5-year, $30 million deal
Compare this signing to the Darko and Amir Johnson deals, and it looks like a steal. Frye resurrected his career in Phoenix last season proving to be a very valuable big man in the Suns offense due to his ability to shoot it from the outside. With Phoenix likely losing Amare, bringing back Frye was a must. This does put a dent in the Suns' cap space and limits what they can do for the remainder of free agency, but they had to act early or risk possibly losing Frye.
Phoenix Suns sign F Hakim Warrick to 4-year, $18 million deal
This signing all but guarantees Amare Stoudemire will not return to Phoenix next season. Warrick should be a good fit with the Suns due to his athleticism and ability to run the floor. His game is similar to that of Frye's and even Earl Clark which makes the signing seem a little redundant in terms of what Warrick brings to the desert. With that being said, it is a reasonable contract for both sides and helps ready the Suns for life post-Amare.
No real objection to the Watkins pick for Cleveland in the 3rd, but if there is an olinemen there worthy of the pick it should be that. We need olinemen in a bad way. Also we are getting Desmond Bryant back and have Shelton, modern, and Nassib who is a promising prospect
Good mock draft. But as a life-long Raiders fan who watched every game I can tell you our LB corps was sufficient. The Media may not know names like Perry Riley Jr. or Ben Heeney but they played exceptionally well when called upon. An OLB to replace Malcolm Smith however would be a good idea. But I think we need a RB, one like D'onta Freeman or Dalvin Cook. Latavius is a poor RB who runs too upright and gives up at the end of runs. We can't always rely on Derek Carr to carry the team. Peppers is definitely an exceptional player but with Reggie Nelson, Karl Joseph, and of course, Khalil Mack, LB/S is not a pressing issue. Interior DL or RB.
What an exciting weekend of football that was and we're one step closer to the Super Bowl. Sadly, more teams have been set in their draft position after this weekend. Getting closer to the deadline to declare for the draft to help round out this draft class. As per usual please leave comments and reactions I always try to reply and give some feedback.