May 4, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts after a call in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets at the Air Canada Centre. Brooklyn defeated Toronto 104-103. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency Primer: Day 2

Two days down and we haven’t seen any of the biggest chips fall yet in NBA Free Agency, though Kyle Lowry re-signing with the Toronto Raptors was the most significant move so far this offseason.

Here are some more of yesterday’s transactions and rumors:

Confirmed Acquisitions

  • Avery Bradley signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Boston Celtics yesterday. I will go into further detail about this, but what has Bradley done to earn this type of money?!?!?
  • The Indiana Pacers have signed Damjan Rudez and C.J Miles, giving them some insurance in case they don’t keep Lance Stephenson. Regardless, they are in the same position they were before these signings, as the worst, second-best team in any conference.
  • Lionel Hollins is now the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Somewhere, a very small violin is playing for Larry Drew and his coaching staff.
  • Patty Mills re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a three-year deal after he got shoulder surgery. I guess he hurt himself high-fiving everyone in Australia once he got home from the finals.
  • Ben Gordon signed in Orlando…..I got nothing else for that one.

I’m Tired of Rumors Starting

  • The latest trade winds are saying that the Pistons are looking to move Josh Smith to Sacramento for Isaiah Thomas in a sign-and-trade deal. Though this deal will make the Kings a bit better and the Pistons a bit better, does this shift any axis of power? Nope. It just makes the Kings owner a bit less mad when his team finishes 11th in the conference next season.
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chicago Bulls are in the lead for the Paul Gasol sweepstakes. Both teams have put together pushes for the big man, but the Thunder had him meet with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Word is they both duked it out to try and figure out who gave Gasol the last hug. Westbrook eventually did, but squeezed the Spaniard a bit too firmly.

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