Millions of Dollars Fly on First Day of NBA’s Free Agency Period

July 1st, 2010 by Nick Poust Leave a reply »
Here are five signs of the apocalypse:
Darko Milicic, who has averaged five points and four rebounds per game for his career, just signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Rudy Gay signed a max contract with the Memphis Grizzlies worth $82 million over five years.

Amir Johnson signed for $34 million over five years with the Toronto Raptors.

Channing Frye signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Phoenix Suns. 

Joe Johnson is reportedly on the verge of inking a deal worth an obscene $119 million to remain with the Atlanta Hawks.

These five players combined to average 9.4 points per game last season. And they now combine to make $285 million.

Milicic has underwhelmed in his career after famously being taken second overall by the Detroit Pistons in a 2003 NBA Draft that included the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Carmelo Anthony. He now benefits from David Kahn being the Timberwolves' general manager.

Gay is a talented offensive player with incredible athleticism, but he’s not worth anywhere near the max deal he just got. A ...

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