The trade deadline passed over a week ago, but this doesn’t mean that GM’s are done making changes to their rosters. It has been a busy week for buyouts, waivers, and players signing contracts to finish out the year with new teams. These post-deadline deals can put the finishing touches on a contender, or help a borderline playoff team snag a spot. Listed below are the signings that have occurred so far. I’ve omitted most 10-day deals because short-term signings won’t have quite the same impact as the ones for the rest of the year. I’ve included the Jason Collins 10-day signing because all signs are pointing to him remaining with the Nets for the rest of the season.
Here are the notable signings thus far:
- Jimmer Fredette signing with the Bulls. This one isn’t official, but it has been reported that he’s reached a tentative agreement for the remainder of the season. The Bulls are hoping Fredette can add some firepower to their offense, which is currently ranked 27th in both three-point makes and percentage this season. Fredette has averaged 7 PPG and 1.5 APG in his two-plus years with the Kings, while receiving minimal playing time due to their backcourt depth.
- The Suns signing Shavlik Randolph for the remainder of this season with a team option for 2014/15. Randolph had been playing overseas in China, where he logged averages of 22.3 PPG and 12.3 rebounds per night, although it was in just six appearances. This move should help bolster the Suns frontcourt depth as the team looks to advance in the playoffs after missing out on three straight postseasons. Randolph is a 30-year-old power forward who’s played for four NBA teams, most recently for the Celtics in 2012/13, where he averaged 4.2 PPG and 4.4 RPG in 16 contests.
- Danny Granger signing with the Clippers for the rest of the season. Granger played in 29 games for the Pacers before being traded to the Sixers, and averaged 8.3 PPG, 3.6 RPG, and 1.1 APG in 22.5 minutes per contest. He didn’t see any action for the Sixers, and last saw the court on February 19th, when he scored two points in 18 minutes versus the Timberwolves. He figures to get regular minutes in the Clippers rotation.
- The Thunder inking Caron Butler for the remainder of the year. Butler, who turns 34 in March, is in the midst of one of his worst shooting seasons, connecting on just 38.7% of his shots. He’s still making 36.1% of his three-point attempts, and he averaged 11.0 points in 24.1 MPG for the Bucks.
- The Grizzlies claiming Beno Udrih off of waivers. Udrih never quite fit into the Knicks rotation, and the Grizzlies signed him to upgrade their backup point guard slot behind Mike Conley. Beno’s numbers on the year are 5.6 PPG, 1.8 RPG and 3.5 APG while logging 19 MPG.
- Glen Davis signing with the Clippers for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old is coming off a year in which he averaged 15.1 PPG and 7.2 RPG with a 15.0 PER in an injury-shortened 2012/13. So far in 2013/14, Davis has averaged 12.1 PPG and 6.3 RPG in 30.1 minutes per contest while struggling again with some nagging injuries. Davis is the only player on the Clippers roster to have won a championship, which will make him a valuable presence in the locker room as well as on the court.
- The Nets signing Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. The Nets have been in search of a big man since before the trade deadline arrived, and that need was heightened after sending Reggie Evans to the Kings as part of the trade that brought Marcus Thornton to Brooklyn. In 713 career games, the 35-year old has averaged 3.6 PPG, 3.8 RPG and 0.9 APG, in 20.8 MPG. In his first three games with the Nets, Collins has averaged 1.0 PPG and 0.7 RPG in 8.7 MPG.
Now it’s time for your participation. Which of the above deals do you think will have the biggest impact on this year’s playoffs? Vote below and feel free to explain the choice you made in the comments section.