NBA / Sep 27, 2010 / 2:00 pm

Dime’s 2010 NBA Free Agent Tracker

Rudy Gay, Dime #57

Just how many NBA free agents were on the market this summer? Put it this way: Even if two of the three best players in the world hadn’t been part of the pool — i.e., LeBron James and Dwyane Wade — 2010 would still qualify as the most important free agent class in League history. Looking at the NBA before the signing bonanza, most teams only had a handful of players actually under contract, while everyone else was either looking for work or having work come find them.

So if you need help keeping up, we’ve got your back.

For Dime’s 2010 Free Agent Tracker, we put together the master list of every free agent in the League, then we broke them up into tiers: From the franchise-caliber superstars down to the guys scrapping for jobs who could find themselves in Europe or the D-League next season. Throughout the free agency period, we’ve kept the list updated with info on who is talking to which teams, who’s signed, who’s sealed, and who’s delivered. With training camps now getting underway and mostly everybody knowing what they’re doing, here’s the latest update:

TIER 1
Franchise superstars. You don’t just build teams around these guys, you build championship-caliber teams. They aren’t just the face of your franchise, they’re the icons who may end up with their statue outside the arena someday.

* LeBron James — Signed 6-year, $110 million deal with Miami
* Dirk Nowitzki — Signed 4-year, $80 million deal with Dallas
* Paul Pierce — Signed 4-year, $61 million deal with Boston
* Dwyane Wade — Signed 6-year, $107 million deal with Miami

TIER 2
Maybe not full-on superstars, but they’re at least All-Star material. They could be the focal point of an OK team, but you’d rather have them as a No. 2 or No. 3 on a great team.

* Carlos Boozer — Signed five-year, $76 million deal with Chicago
* Chris Bosh — Signed 6-year, $110 million deal with Miami
* Rudy Gay — Signed 5-year, $81.6 million deal with Memphis
* Joe Johnson — Signed 6-year, $123 million deal with Atlanta
* David Lee — Signed 6-year, $80 million deal with Golden State
* Amar’e Stoudemire — Signed 5-year, $100 million deal with New York

TIER 3
Solid starters who could crack All-Star level given the right circumstances. They can help carry certain teams and will take over a game here and there, but at this point they’re ideally a third option at best.

* Ray Allen — Signed 2-year, $20 million deal with Boston
* Ray Felton — Signed 2-year, $15.8 million deal with New York
* Josh Howard — Signed 1-year, $4 million deal with Washington
* Tracy McGrady — Signed 1-year, $1.4 million deal with Detroit
* Jermaine O’Neal — Signed 2-year, $12 million deal with Boston
* Shaquille O’Neal — Signed 2-year, $2.3 million deal with Boston
* Richard Jefferson — Signed 4-year, $39 million deal with San Antonio
* John Salmons — Signed 5-year, $39 million deal with Milwaukee
* Luis Scola (R) — Signed 5-year, $47 million deal with Houston

TIER 4
High-class role players. Most likely starters, they are 100 times more valuable on championship-contending teams than they are on middle-of-the-pack or teams going nowhere.

* Matt Barnes — Signed 2-year, $3.6 million deal with L.A. Lakers
* Raja Bell — Signed 3-year, $10 million deal with Utah
* Erick Dampier
* Derek Fisher — Signed 3-year, $9 million deal with L.A. Lakers
* Udonis Haslem — Signed 5-year, $20 million deal with Miami
* Brad Miller — Signed 3-year, $15 million deal with Houston
* Ben Wallace — Signed 2-year, $3.8 million deal with Detroit

TIER 5
Definite role players. Good bench guys or borderline starters, their teams will win games if they do their specific jobs.

* Tony Allen — Signed 3-year, $10 million deal with Memphis
* Louis Amundson — Signed 2-year, $4.7 million deal with Golden State
* Carlos Arroyo — Signed 1-year, $1 million deal with Miami
* Steve Blake — Signed 4-year, $16 million deal with L.A. Lakers
* Matt Bonner — Signed 4-year, $16 million deal with San Antonio
* Ronnie Brewer — Signed 3-year, $12.5 million deal with Chicago
* Shannon Brown — Signed 2-year, $4.6 million deal with L.A. Lakers
* Rasual Butler — Signed 1-year, $1.3 million deal with L.A. Clippers
* Will Bynum (R) — Signed 3-year, $9.8 million deal with Detroit
* Josh Childress (R) — Signed 5-year, $34 million deal with Phoenix
* Marquis Daniels — Signed 1-year, $2.5 million deal with Boston
* Jordan Farmar — Signed 3-year, $12 million deal with New Jersey
* Randy Foye — Signed 2-year, $8 million deal with L.A. Clippers
* Channing Frye — Signed 5-year, $30 million deal with Phoenix
* Ryan Gomes — Signed 2-year, $8.5 million deal with L.A. Clippers
* Drew Gooden — Signed 5-year, $32 million deal with Milwaukee
* Al Harrington — Signed 5-year, $34 million deal with Denver
* Brendan Haywood — Signed 6-year, $55 million deal with Dallas
* Eddie House — Signed 2-year, $2.8 million deal with Miami
* Juwan Howard — Signed 1-year, $1.3 million deal with Miami
* Zydrunas Ilgauskas — Signed 2-year, $2.8 million deal with Miami
* Linas Kleiza (R) — Signed 4-year, $19 million deal with Toronto
* Kyle Korver — Signed 3-year, $15 million deal with Chicago
* Kyle Lowry (R) — Signed 4-year, $24 million deal with Houston
* Wes Matthews (R) — Signed 5-year, $34 million deal with Portland
* Darko Milicic — Signed 4-year, $20 million deal with Minnesota
* Mike Miller — Signed 5-year, $25 million deal with Miami
* Anthony Morrow (R) — Signed 3-year, $12 million deal with New Jersey
* Flip Murray
* Travis Outlaw — Signed 5-year, $35 million deal with New Jersey
* Theo Ratliff — Signed 1-year, $1.3 million deal with L.A. Lakers
* J.J. Redick (R) — Signed 3-year, $19 million deal with Orlando
* Quentin Richardson — Signed 3-year, $7.5 million deal with Orlando
* Luke Ridnour — Signed 4-year, $16 million deal with Minnesota
* Nate Robinson — Signed 2-year, $9 million deal with Boston
* Joe Smith — Signed 1-year, $1.3 million deal with New Jersey
* Jerry Stackhouse
* Kurt Thomas — Signed 2-year, $2.6 million deal with Chicago
* Tyrus Thomas (R) — Signed 5-year, $40 million deal with Charlotte
* Earl Watson — Signed with Utah
* Jason Williams — Signed 1-year, $1.3 million deal with Orlando

TIER 6
Nothing to break the luxury tax for, but they should have an NBA job come training camp. Whether it’s shooting, defense, bringing the ball past mid-court without turning it over, or using six fouls, they usually can do at least one thing well enough to stay in the mix. The guys that frustrated streetball pros hate.

* Malik Allen — Signed with Orlando
* Joel Anthony (R) — Signed 5-year, $18 million deal with Miami
* Earl Barron
* Keith Bogans — Signed 2-year, $2.5 million deal with Chicago
* Josh Boone (R)
* Earl Boykins — Signed 1-year, $1.3 million deal with Milwaukee
* Primoz Brezec
* Jon Brockman (R) — Signed 3-year, $3 million deal with Milwaukee
* Devin Brown
* Rodney Carney — Signed with Golden State
* Anthony Carter — Signed 1-year, $1 million deal with Denver
* Jarron Collins
* Jason Collins — Signed 1-year, $1.3 million deal with Atlanta
* Keyon Dooling — Signed 2-year, $4.1 million deal Milwaukee
* Chris Duhon — Signed 4-year, $15 million deal with Orlando
* Francisco Elson — Signed with Utah
* Kyrylo Fesenko (R) — Signed 1-year, $1.1 million deal with Utah
* Michael Finley
* Devean George
* J.R. Giddens — Accepted training camp invitation from Sacramento
* Joey Graham — Signed 2-year deal with Cleveland
* Stephen Graham
* Trenton Hassell
* Jarvis Hayes
* Luther Head — Accepted training camp invitation from Sacramento
* Larry Hughes
* Royal Ivey — Signed with Oklahoma City
* Amir Johnson — Signed 5-year, $34 million deal with Toronto
* Anthony Johnson
* James Jones — Signed 1-year, $1 million deal with Miami
* Shaun Livingston — Signed 2-year, $7 million deal with Charlotte
* Jamaal Magloire — Signed 1-year, $1.2 million deal with Miami
* Roger Mason — Signed 1-year, $1.4 million deal with New York
* Sean May — Signed 1-year, $915,000 deal with New Jersey (waived)
* Dominic McGuire — Signed 1-year, $885,000 deal with Charlotte
* Rasho Nesterovic — Signed with Olympiacos (Greece)
* Fabricio Oberto
* Jannero Pargo — Signed with New Orleans
* Oleksiy “Buckets” Pecherov — Signed with Armani Jeans Milano (Italy)
* Johan Petro — Signed 3-year, $10 million deal with New Jersey
* Josh Powell — Signed 1-year, $1.1 million deal with Atlanta
* Bobby Simmons — Accepted training camp invitation from San Antonio
* James Singleton — Signed with Xinjiang Gyang Hui (China)
* Brian Skinner
* Craig Smith — Signed 1-year deal with L.A. Clippers
* Ime Udoka
* C.J. Watson (R) — Signed 2-year, $6.5 million deal with Chicago
* Mario West (R)
* Hakim Warrick — Signed 4-year, $18 million deal with Phoenix
* Damien Wilkins
* Antoine Wright — Signed 1-year deal with Sacramento
* Dorell Wright — Signed 3-year, $11 million deal with Golden State

TIER 7
The fringe. Could easily be out of the League altogether if things don’t break right for them this summer. And even worse, a lot of people wouldn’t even notice.

* Joe Alexander — Accepted training camp invitation from New Orleans
* Rafer Alston
* Hilton Armstrong — Signed 1-year, $992,000 deal with Washington
* Tony Battie — Signed 1-year, $1.4 million deal with Philadelphia
* Jonathan Bender
* Bobby Brown
* Kwame Brown — Signed 1-year, $1.3 million deal with Charlotte
* Brian Cardinal
* Mardy Collins — Accepted training camp invitation from Washington
* Brian Cook — Signed 2-year, $2.5 million deal with L.A. Clippers
* Javaris Crittenton — Accepted training camp invitation from Charlotte
* Yakhouba Diawara — Signed with Enel Brindisi (Italy)
* Travis Diener — Signed with Dinamo Sassari (Italy)
* Ike Diogu
* Adonal Foyle — Retired
* Aaron Gray (R) — Signed 2-year, $2.1 million deal with New Orleans
* Lester Hudson — Accepted training camp invitation from Washington
* Chris Hunter
* Steven Hunter
* Allen Iverson
* Cedric Jackson
* Nathan Jawai (R) — Signed with Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)
* Acie Law — Signed 1-year, $885,000 deal with Memphis
* Ian Mahinmi — Signed 2-year, $1.8 million deal with Dallas
* Sean Marks — Accepted training camp invitation from Washington
* Cartier Martin — Accepted training camp invitation from Washington
* D.J. Mbenga
* Patty Mills (R)
* Randolph Morris
* Adam Morrison — Accepted training camp invitation from Washington
* Steve Novak — Accepted training camp invitation from Dallas
* Patrick O’Bryant
* Kevin Ollie
* Sasha Pavlovic
* Chris Quinn
* Shavlik Randolph — Signed with Miami
* Sergio Rodriguez — Signed 3-year deal with Real Madrid (Spain)
* Brian Scalabrine — Accepted training camp invitation from Chicago
* Mustafa Shakur — Signed with New Orleans
* Etan Thomas — Signed with Atlanta
* Tim Thomas — Signed 1-year, $1.3 million deal with Dallas
* Jamaal Tinsley
* Anthony Tolliver — Signed 2-year, $4.5 million deal with Minnesota
* Jawad Williams (R) — Signed with Cleveland
* Marcus Williams
* Shelden Williams – Signed 1-year, $1 million deal with Denver

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  • RICK773

    I think Psquared is a little too high on the list. He seems as if his career is dwindling down so I can’t see him as somebody I want to build my franchise around.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Royal

    Damn I thought I would never see the day when Allen Iverson shares a list with the likes of Kwame Brown……

  • Cesar

    Its crazy seeing a former NBA League MVP and Future HOFer listed in that tier 7 list.

  • The Journeyman

    lol some of those Tier 7 names had me laughing

    Kwame
    AI
    Adam Morrison
    Steven Hunter (that’s a shame)

  • Celts Fan

    Damn, AI in tier 7. That’s coooold. He’s a tier 3 guy at this point in his career if he could ever check his ego. They’d rename the 6th Man trophy after him by the time he was done if he’d just accept a bench role. Too bad…

    oh, and Tier 1 needed to stop at DWade and LeBron. Dirk and Pierce are both 32. LOVE Pierce and respect the hell outta Dirk, but both are #2s right now, much less when the 3-5 year deals they’re gonna get run out.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Pierce and Dirk were just at the helm of title-contending teams this year. I think they have at least one more year of Tier-1 level ball in them, hence the ranking.

  • dmitry of jersey

    ehhh Dirk’s team got smacked in round 1 twice in last three years. not sure how that is title-contending.

  • rangerjohn

    i gotta say, you missed rich jefferson, and scola is every bit the same tier as david lee. hell they are the same players just one is ugly as fook and the other is just ugly.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    @dmitry — Getting Top-3 seeds in the West is title-contending in my book.

    @rangerjohn — Good catch. RJ’s late opt-out was a surprise.

  • cru_thik305

    wow, its sad to see a.i. that low. the same tier as kwame and mbenga? wow

  • sweetv0mit

    Met 7/1? Lol Too early I can tell

  • http://nothingbutthenets.blogspot.com netstar

    i never thought i would see the day where AI is listed as “tier 7″

  • dmitry of jersey

    I guess we have different books then… in my book contending for a title in late may/june is title-contending.

  • that dude

    Iverson that low ya are bugging straight up.

  • http://deleted dagwaller

    @ dmitri – ok, so by your book, Scalabrine and Ray Allen should each be up one tier. Thanks for your input.

  • http://www.thekevinburkeproject.com Darkness

    I’m impressed Dime – I know this must have taken awhile to do. I didn’t realize that outside of the superstars, it seems liek damn near half of the league might turn over if a lot of these lesser players swith teams. It takes superstars AND role-players to win champinonships.

    If you’re interested in David Lee’s thoughts on free agency and more, head over to:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EoPsf73Taw

  • mules

    Pierce may have been on a title-contending team but I’m not sure you can say he was at the helm…that’s Rondo’s team now. Tier 1 should be legitimate max-contract guys only…any GM that gives PP a max deal at this point in his career is a buffoon. That being said, the Clippers will probably throw buckets of money at him when they strike out in the Lebron/Wade sweepstakes.

  • dimemagreader

    Paul Pierce is tier 1? Tier 1 players aren’t bitches who are carried off the court and put in a wheelchair.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Wasn’t D-Wade taken off the court in a wheelchair once?

  • Me

    tiers 5,6,7 benefit from tier 1 and 2.

    at or over the cap teams will sign them for cheap. i’d say the majority of them end up in the l next year just because of that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dworlds David Brandon

    who the hell is Ian Mahinmi?
    and is mustafa shakur still in the L?? daaamn…

  • Claw

    Tier 1 is just Lebron and Wade, seeing Dirk and Pierce there is just not right. Tier 2 would be Dirk, Pierce, Boozer, Bosh, Amare, JJ.

    How the hell is McGrady in tier 3? Really? Hasn’t played in 3 years, I’d take AI over him. Tier 6 or 7.

    Do like Tyrus Thomas, Mike Miller, Wes Mathews being higher and Amundson should be tier 7, he’s a 11th 12th man and I’m a Suns fan.

  • 92021SpurMD

    I agree Austin, Dirk should be up there. It’s not his fault they get bounced early, dude puts up his numbers and MORE!! My spurs beat his team this year, not him. If I was Chicago, MIA, New York, or even the Clips, i’d think about Dirk and Amare together if I can’t get LeBron or Wade. If i was Chicago, i would STRONGLY consider Dirk and Amare with D-rose. How insane would coaches go trying to guard them three in the pick and roll? Nightmare!

  • darkdefender

    stop arguing about the damn tiers

    if u dont like it, use ur imagination and pretend player X is in tier Y

    shit

    Good list Dime – this is now my one-stop free agency shop

  • kicks

    Co-sign with 24 completely. The best comprehensive list I’ve seen anywhere, and the updates are on point. Thanks Dime!

  • broomtsicks

    Patty Mills has potential to be a tier 3 player, given the court time. be interesting to see where he ends up

  • laura

    AI tier 7?!?! come one thats a little harsh…..

  • Steve Pio

    Please do this every year Dime. It’s amazing

  • LozZz

    Patty Mills is tier 5 at worst.

  • vic

    Guys let’s say we had a healthy T-mac easily a T1. Ill take a healthy him over PP any day. Let’s us not forget grant hill was out for much longer

  • jackass

    I will drop dead the day I see Dirk Nowitzki’s statue anywhere in the world.

  • arisloco

    @AB

    D-Wade was held off a wheelchair due to a true injury and not by faking it (ala PP). Are yuo hanging on his nuts now?

    @30

    True that. Grant Hill was out for most of his career and came back healthy and was still able to guard some of the teams’ best players. It just frustrates me of people hating on T-Mac for obtaining many injuries from carrying his team all his life. It just so happened that most of his teammates suck that he had to carry all the scoring load.

  • $filmoney$

    JO in tier 3 but AI’s in the last tier? WTF? Even worse the likes of sean may and Oleksiy Pecherov in tier 6 but AI in tier 7? How about the man formerly known as “theo ratliffs expiring contract” & Darko Milicic in tier 5 but AI in tier 7? Seriously though, WTF?

  • Joe Cooley High

    #32 — How exactly do you know Pierce was “faking” his injury? Were you there? Did you talk to the Celtics trainers afterwards? Did Tawanna tell you that? DID TAWANNA TELL YOU THAT?

  • Twee

    Other than CB4. Hopefully Miami can get B. Haywood, David Lee, Luke Ridnour, Allen Iverson, Mike Miller, Richard Jefferson, JJ Redick and Kyle Korver. lol

    So it’ll be…

    Luke Ridnour/Allen Iverson – PG
    Dwyane Wade/JJ Redick/Kyle Korver – SG
    Mike Miller/Richard Jefferson – SF
    Chris Bosh/David Lee – PF
    B. Haywood/D. Pittman – C

    They can trade J. O’Neal, M. Beasley, and M. Chalmers. :D

  • MS

    Enjoyable read….but Ben Wallace as a high class role player? What is this, 2004? Great write up, minus that part. Keep uo the awesome work!

  • andy

    allen iverson is better then ray allen anyday

  • JustHoop

    Morrow to the Nets, great pick-up if reports are true

  • http://aol Bob R

    Have the Lakers talked to Barnes, Mcgrady, or s. Oneal yet?

  • Thomas w

    Rafer that low he was in the finals a year ago…….man people will use you………..

  • Stunnaboy09

    I may have over-reacted about the Heat, seems to be an abundance of scrubs and minimum players available to fill out the roster.

    I really hope they sign Adam Morrison and Scal, the high fives are championship worthy

  • Larry

    A.I. should be in 3 if Josh Howard and tmac are.

  • datdood

    amir johnson’s contract is insane. no way he deserved that money. he should be taking his agent out to steak dinners every night for the rest of his life.

    can anyone think of a bigger fall from glory than ai? guy was one of the top 5 marquee players in the league as far as jersey’s, ticket sales, endorsements, and now he is considered done. it’s a shame he will never have that final retirement game to go out like a legend (i still remember that last reggie miller game). ai at least deserves that…

  • Brazzle

    Who would of predicted Joe Johnson would of made the most money this summer?

  • flavur

    Matt Barnes is not talking to LA stop saying he is

  • Random

    why you violated my man A.I. like that tier 7 thats messed up

  • Peter

    A clear reason that my Warriors are mired in perpetual mediocrity: three first-round draft picks in Tier-7. They are all under-skilled, under-sized, or under-motivated big men: Adonal Foyle, Ike Diogu, and Patrick O’Bryant.

  • http://onlydopemusic.com killa_kal

    You copied Bill Simmons of ESPN.

  • Heckler

    Sheldon Williams (tier 7) is in Denver. aint he?

  • Three Stacks

    raja bell is missing.

  • http://www.shwholesale.com jerry smith

    why LeBron choose to join in Miami to be together with Wade,Bosh.In order to win championship.yes, everyone want to win championship in their career.LeBron is young, he have ability to lead his own team to win the championship in the further
    I don’t think Miami will win the championship.although Big Three is very poerful.just like Laker BIG Four in 2004 still lose the game!

  • http://www.cnnsi.com JAY

    @Vic: “Guys let’s say we had a healthy T-mac easily a T1. Ill take a healthy him over PP any day.”

    Great point… and i’d take a re-incarnated Wilt Chamberlain over Amare.
    Unfortunately we’re both constraint by the limits of something called REALITY. In reality TMac isn’t healthy and Wilt is deceased.
    Reality sucks doesn’t it.

  • larry

    steve blake is ranked too low, hes more on the level 4 than 5…

  • http://dimemag.com caramelo baller

    how you put AI on the tier 7 thats bull sh***t..

  • S-SiN

    I hope Iverson gets one more chance and his mind is right. tier seven? effing dime?

  • Down

    Whoever made this list has never played basketball a day in his/her life.Pierce is not a Tier 1 and A.I. does not deserve to be on Tier 7. T-Mac at Tier 3??? Iverson is instant offense off the bench right now at this stage. Miami or Dallas need to open their eyes soon and realize! Stop being a critic and try to win a championship.

  • http://www.myspace.com/streetfactors ChaseGreen aka Hobe Bryant

    Al Jefferson and Monta Ellis will be All-Stars!!! Jarvis Vanardo will get better as season goes on and Mo Williams (well HoBron James Hoed him out)…Mo could’ve already been a Miami Heat had he signed the year b4 with them… Mississippi is making moves…

  • ben

    come on dudes, i like Patrick Mills as much as the next guy but he’s fighting to be a tier 5 guy right now

  • D. Gilliam

    This is the best Free Agent breakdown on the web by far. Good work Dime.

  • kennypayne

    Huge iverson fan, but it’s time for him to hang it up … he should cherish the fact he ending his career in a sixers uniform.
    Def first time hall of famer.

  • QazQami

    what does the (R) stand for?

  • LakeShow84

    Brian Cook got a contract????!!

    Dude was so bad i dont even remember him when i bring up the 2000 dead years LMAO..

  • LakeShow84

    And the only i will say Pierce belongs in tier 1 is because it remains to be seen if he continues to slide..

    One step slower and he wont be able to create his own shot..

    And Dirk is tier 1 because if you put him alongside anyone else in tier 1 it would be a NASTY 1-2 combo.. Dont hate on the German cuz he’ll shoot you to sleep..

  • LakeShow84

    And Steve Blake should be higher as well..

  • http://Aol.com Matthew

    Paul Pierce is a legit number one. Yes…still. He had his team… Yes his team….(he was there and the others joined his team) within 5 mins of title #18. He has hit big shot after big shot. He is still the go too scorer on the celtics. Need a game winner…pp! Need a clutch bucket…pp!
    Need a three point contest won….pp! Dude lit it up from all over last year. Especially from deep! He is his teams number one and would be on nearly every other team as well. The truth is still the truth. As for those ignorant lakerfans comment about the wheelchair….really! He had surgery to repair a torn miniscus and ligiment damage as soon as the season was over! He didn’t want the wheel chair it was brought to him 3/4 of the way to the locker room! He played on adrenoline and scorched you lakers for Tier One Player Points! Ugly threes and off the dribble pull up fadeaways! And ones and fist pumps! I’ll only give doubters this his time as a tier one player is almost done. Rondos taking over that spot gradually. Rays a solid two and so is kg. See u in the finals LA flakers!

  • http://Aol.com Matthew

    I forgot Dirk! His game and Paul Pierce’s game is very similar. I’ve often wondered if Dirk has tier one swag, guts,heart, or ability. He has all the tallent in the world. He has some swag. His heart and guts are questionable. You don’t see Dirk going out in a must win playoff game and taking it too the other team and carrying his team to a crucial win. Dirk to me is a batman tallent with a robin mentality. All the tools none of the killer instinct. I don’t see it. The only wAY Dallas wins a title is if they get chris Paul and a lights out shooter/slasher who isn’t affraid of the big moments. butler isn’t affraid I just don’t thing he has the ablity to close out games. If u add a carmello? Then Dallas is a winner or even a cp3. Other than that it’s not gonna happen mark. Sorry.

  • Mr_Real_Talk

    Allen Iverson in the 7th tier is absolutely CRAZY!!! AI can come in right now and average 15+ ppg. I know he’s had his problem the last couple years but damn the man is arguably The GREATEST 6 foot and under player to ever lace up sneakers.

  • Paul

    Patty Mills still available – could be a good steal

  • vijai

    can any body add up the millions and the years?

  • Bizz

    Although Pierce had a wheelchair, it was for a knee injury. D-Wade had one for A SHOULDER INJURY…who has shoulder hurts so bad that you can’t use your healthy legs to walk off the court? Stop harping on Pierce, you’re just pissed off that he came back and tore up the Finals that year, stuck it to Kobe, and won a ring.

  • http://www.netz-frucht.de Oo

    “Allen Iverson in the 7th tier is absolutely CRAZY!!! AI can come in right now and average 15+ ppg. I know he’s had his problem the last couple years but damn the man is arguably The GREATEST 6 foot and under player to ever lace up sneakers.”

    The main problem with AI is his ego. Therefore you cannot put him in a lesser role than a starter. Everybody in the league realized that, that’s why he won’t get a job anywhere, not even in Minnesota.

    I liked AI in his heydays i even saw him once live and i couldn’t believe that he 6 Foot tall dunks over the Dalembeast, that was in a warmup but nevertheless awesome.

    The point is that his time is over, he has ruined it all by himself and nobody wants a part of that anymore.

  • Rainman

    sorry, paul pierce is no longer a tier one player.

  • chief youngblood

    c’mon ammo

  • Average Jose

    I don’t know why Flip and Stack aren’t signed yet. Both are good players, definitely better than alot of other names that have already signed contracts…

  • Steve Nash

    Jamal Tinsley
    Allen Iverson
    Michael Finley
    Jerry Stackhouse
    Joe Smith

    would make a great practice squad

  • ENEW

    @ the Pierce haters…Yeah he was faking it, just like he faked being the best player on the court all series in ’08 and winning the title and finals MVP.

    For the clown that referred to his deal as max, it wasn’t max, do your damn homework.

    Tier one on this list or not when you are the leader of the Celtics and you just came off that playoff run and an epic series against the Lakers you still deserve respect, period.

  • Heckler

    @ Dime or anyone else

    did Rudy Gay get max contract from the Grizz? If so, how come it’s only for 5yrs and not 6yrs like Joe Johnson? is it due to his league experience?

  • atticusmitch

    Why isnt Scalberine listed higher? hes easily a teir 2

  • daniele

    Diawara has signed in Italy “Serie A” league with Brindisi

  • Average Jose

    why are not flip and stack signed? Both seem like they have value…

  • Da Boy

    Dorell Wright gonna make you look foolish for putting him in tier 6. Breakout year.