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.
@kklunert I agree Wentz is better than Kessler at this point ( not by alot to be honest ) Once teams got tape on him he regressed ALOT ... His arm and game savvy is good but he looked average at best... I watched D. Prescott all thru his sr year in college and thought he was a better QB but he made a bad choice getting a DUI... You are 110% right on them having to hit on their draft picks... Titans hit with J. Conklin when many said they reached big time for him...sometimes you get lucky but I thought he was just as good as Tunsil & Stanley ...