There are still plenty of unsigned free agents on the market, but with respect to Carl Landry, Alonzo Gee, Brandon Rush, Leandro Barbosa, and the other top remaining options, we almost certainly won't see any more $30MM+ contracts signed this summer.
As Hoops Rumors' Free Agent Tracker shows, 15 free agents have signed multiyear contracts worth $30MM or more this offseason, based on reported salary figures. We're not 100% sure all the reported salaries are accurate, but these are the numbers we know so far, and should at the very least be in the neighborhood of the official figures.
So which players saw the biggest paydays this summer? Listed below are the 15 largest free agent contracts of the summer of 2012, from Deron Williams to Goran Dragic. Let us know in the comments section which players you feel are worthy of these massive contracts, and which ones might have been overpaid. Here's the complete list:
- Deron Williams (Nets): Five years, $98.77MM
- Brook Lopez (Nets): Four years, $60.83MM
- Eric Gordon (Hornets): Four years, $58.37MM
- Roy Hibbert (Pacers): Four years, $58.37MM
- Nicolas Batum (Trail Blazers): Four years, $45MM
- JaVale McGee (Nuggets): Four years, $44MM
- Gerald Wallace (Nets): Four years, $40MM
- Ersan Ilyasova (Bucks): Five years, $40MM
- George Hill (Pacers): Four years, $40MM
- Jeff Green (Celtics): Four years, $36MM
- Kevin Garnett (Celtics): Three years, $34MM
- Ryan Anderson (Hornets): Four years, $34MM
- Jason Thompson (Kings): Five years, $30.19MM
- Tim Duncan (Spurs): Three years, $30MM
- Goran Dragic (Suns): Four years, $30MM
Note: Blake Griffin signed a five-year extension with the Clippers that would rank second on this list, but since he wasn't a free agent, he isn't included.