Free Agent Spending By Division: Pacific

Over the course of the last week, we’ve been breaking down 2016 NBA free agent spending by division, examining which teams – and divisions – were the most active this summer.

These divisional breakdowns won’t present a full picture of teams’ offseason spending. Some notable free agents, including LeBron James, remain unsigned, so there’s still money out there to be spent. Our lists also don’t include money spent on this year’s first- and second-round picks or draft-and-stash signings. There are a few free agent names missing in some instances as well, since those deals aren’t yet official or terms haven’t been reported.

Still, these closer looks at divisional spending should generally reveal how teams invested their money in free agency this summer, identifying which clubs went all-out and which ones played it safe.

With the help of our Free Agent Tracker and contract info from Basketball Insiders, we’ll focus today on the Pacific division. Let’s dive in…

1. Los Angeles Lakers

  • Total money committed: $186,000,000
  • Guaranteed money committed (including player options): $186,000,000
  • Largest expenditure: Luol Deng (four years, $72,000,000)
  • Other notable signings:
  • Notes:
    • The Lakers have yet to finalize long-ago reported deals for Tarik Black and Marcelo Huertas. Based on estimated values for those contracts, they’ll likely total about $16MM+ combined, but we haven’t included them in the team’s totals for now.

2. Los Angeles Clippers

  • Total money committed: $105,428,788
  • Guaranteed money committed (including player options): $93,928,788
  • Largest expenditure: Jamal Crawford (three years, $42,000,000)
  • Other notable signings:
  • Notes:
    • Raymond Felton ($1,551,659), Brandon Bass ($1,551,659), and Alan Anderson ($1,315,448) will be paid $980,431 apiece by the Clippers, with the NBA on the hook for the rest of their minimum salaries.
    • Crawford’s $14.5MM third-year salary is only guaranteed for $3MM, creating the gap between the Clippers’ total money and guaranteed money committed.

3. Sacramento Kings

  • Total money committed: $77,525,625
  • Guaranteed money committed (including player options): $60,525,625
  • Largest expenditure: Arron Afflalo (two years, $25,000,000)
  • Other notable signings:
  • Notes:
    • Afflalo and Tolliver only have small partial guarantees in the second years of their respective contracts. $1.5MM of Afflalo’s $12.5MM second-year salary is guaranteed, while $2MM of Tolliver’s $8MM second-year salary is guaranteed.

4. Golden State Warriors

  • Total money committed: $61,094,229
  • Guaranteed money committed (including player options): $61,094,229
  • Largest expenditure: Kevin Durant (two years, $54,274,505)
  • Other notable signings:
  • Notes:
    • The reported deals for JaVale McGee and Elliot Williams aren’t yet official and exact details on those contracts aren’t known, so they haven’t been included here.
    • West ($1,551,659), Varejao ($1,551,659), and Ian Clark ($1,015,696) will be paid $980,431 apiece by the Warriors, with the NBA on the hook for the rest of their minimum salaries.

5. Phoenix Suns

  • Total money committed: $38,000,000
  • Guaranteed money committed (including player options): $34,500,000
  • Largest expenditure: Jared Dudley (three years, $30,000,000)
  • Other notable signings:
  • Notes:
    • The second year of Barbosa’s deal, worth $4MM, is only guaranteed for $500K, creating the gap between the Suns’ total money and guaranteed money committed.

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