Earlier today, our own Chuck Myron compared this summer's one-year free agent deals to those of last summer and found a significant drop off in dollars. Last summer, Chris Kaman cashed in a one-year, $8MM with the Mavs, Nick Young got $5.6MM from the Sixers, Chauncey Billups and the Clippers agreed to a $4.3MM pact, and J.J. Hickson signed for $4MM with the Blazers after a strong second half with Portland. This year, it's a different story.
The complete list of 2013's one-year deals (excluding the ones for the veteran's minimum) is headlined by a deal that would have been in the middle of the pack last year:
- Elton Brand, Hawks, $4MM.
- Al-Farouq Aminu, Pelicans, $3.75MM.
- Chris Kaman, Lakers, $3.183MM.
- Greg Stiemsma, Pelicans, $2.676MM.
- Jermaine O'Neal, Warriors, $2MM.
- Toney Douglas, Warriors, $1.6MM.
These free agents may not have gotten as much money as they would have hoped, but they're all notable names who can boost their value for the summer of 2014 and beyond. For the teams that signed them, they could be getting a tremendous value on a player who wants to impress in their walk year. Based on how you expect them to perform while also taking their salary into account, we want to know how you rank these signings – from the club's perspective – from best to worst.
Click here for the results.