BIG MEN AND BIG MOVEMENT IN NBA FREE AGENCY
NBA free agency kicked off last week with a whole lot of big men moving around the league:
Right until the moment that Kevin Durant turned it into a footnote, the biggest story to come out of the busy early days of NBA free agency was the league-spanning game of Big Man Musical Chairs. During the first four days of free agency, nine centers signed contracts that carried an average annual value of at least $15 million. Only Andre Drummond and Hassan Whiteside re-upped with the teams they played for last season.
While the league’s young bigs are changing the idea of what a center can and should be, this free agency period showed that the league still values its old guard, or older bigs. All but one of the aforementioned group of seven well-compensated centers that changed teams — that is, everyone but Bismack Biyombo — will be at least 30 years old by the second week of the 2016–17 season.
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