NBA Free Agency 2012: Winners and Losers from Early Offseason Action

July 3rd, 2012 by Austin Green Leave a reply »
It's been a fast and furious NBA offseason, with agreements on trades and signings sending shock waves throughout the entire league.

Only 72 hours into the free agency period, we've already seen a top-five point guard agree to a deal, a top-five shooting guard get traded, several 30-something-year-old players get offered $30-something-million contracts and a fake twitter account that was created just to trick everyone into thinking Dwight Howard had been traded.

God, I love the NBA.

Anyway, just like the games themselves, there are some clear-cut winners and losers to emerge from every NBA offseason. Here are the early results from this year's action-packed summer.



Brooklyn Nets

First, the Nets agreed to re-sign Gerald Wallace (h/t Colin Stephenson, The Star Ledger). Then, they agreed to trade a bunch of scrubs and a draft pick for Joe Johnson, who's been selected to six All-Star teams (h/t The Associated Press).

After that, Deron Williams tweeted some more good news for Nets fans:  

Made a very tough decision today....
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