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Free agency signing period opens: Spencer Hawes, Marcin Gortat among first to put ink to paper

Jul 10, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

via @MGortat via @MGortat

While free agency in the NBA has been in full swing since July 1, players and teams could only reach agreements up until now. Handshake deals.

Starting July 10 those handshakes turn into signed contracts.

Here is a list of who signed where, as of now (these are not rumors, just done deals with ink on paper). We will continue to update this list as deals get announced.

• The Cleveland Cavaliers have made announcementKyrie Irving has officially signed his max five year extension. What, you were expecting something else?

• The three-team Cavaliers trade that frees them up enough money to give LeBron James a max contract has gone through, the Cavaliers announced. Brooklyn gets Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev, the Celtics get Tyler Zeller and the Cavs’ 2016 first round pick (top 10 protected), while the Cavaliers get cap space as well as Boston’s 2015 second round pick (top 55 protected) and the rights to Ilkan Karaman and Edin Bavcic.

Chandler Parsons was hanging out in a club with Mark Cuban and some other random guys, and signed the paperwork on his offer sheet with Dallas. Got to love that Cuban did that in a club. The two sides talked sign-and-trade for a while but that fell apart and the Rockets now have the offer sheet in hand. That means the clock is ticking at 72 hours to match — if they want to sign Chris Bosh and match Parsons the Rockets have a lot of moves to make very quickly (and they need LeBron to make his decision sooner rather than later).

Steve Blake and Chris Kaman have both left the Lakers to sign with the Trail Blazers.

Spencer Hawes and Jordan Farmar formally signed their deals to join the Los Angeles Clippers — Hawes gets the full mid-level and four years, $23 million, Farmar signs for two years and $4.2 million total, with a player option for the second year. But really the best part of this is the shorts Hawes wore to the signing.

Marcin Gortat also put ink to paper on a five-year, $60 million deal.

Kyle Lowry formally re-signed with the Toronto Raptors and will speak to the media Thursday.

Gordon Hayward formally signed a three-year, $46 million offer sheet with a player option the third year with the Charlotte Hornets. The Jazz have 72 hours to match and are expected to do so.

  1. 4thquartermagic - Jul 10, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    We all came here for the same thing…..To see where Dwyane Wade is going.

    • romestar82 - Jul 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM

      Wade goes to Chicago,his knees will go to a Miami retirement center

  2. bucrightoff - Jul 10, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    While the Cavaliers get cap space as well as Boston’s 2015 second round pick (top 55 protected)

    Top 55 protected? Was top 59 protected not on the table?

  3. eugenesaxe1 - Jul 10, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Blake last played for Golden State.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      Yeah that’s the funniest part. And while they were busy trying to needle the Lakers, maybe Portland should have thought about how they’re signing castoffs from one of the worst teams in the league last year (although its not their direct fault of course).

      • eugenesaxe1 - Jul 10, 2014 at 6:25 PM

        Kaman didn’t fit in whatsisname’s scheme so he didn’t play much.
        Blake was traded.
        Both are actually exactly what we needed: acceptable, experienced, and cheap/short-term.

  4. seasickcecil - Jul 10, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Time for the big fish to get out of the pond so the little fish can swim for awhile.

  5. shanelsweet - Jul 10, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    The times they are a changing in Wizard’s land. Gortat, Wall and Beal will be fun to watch for years, and they will win 50 games with Nene, Otto and maybe Ariza or Deng. When’s the last time the Wiz won 50 games? Uh, never? May not seem like enough to some folks who seem to think only Championships matter, but I’m OK with EC finals or at least a tight well played 2nd round loss for a year or two until KD comes home in 2016 when Nene’s gone (and maybe Ariza and Gortat too, but never Wall or Beal and here’s hoping Otto proves to be a keeper this year). Let’s go Wiz!

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