NBA free agency: Players who have already signed before the NBA restart


Several player signings have already been inked on the second day of the transaction window of the NBA free agency before the NBA restart.

Today marks the second day of the transaction window given to teams during the NBA free agency. It is during this time that team executives can tinker with their rosters and factor in players that will opt out of the season.

So far, only Davis Bertans, Trevor Ariza, and Avery Bradley have begged off from the NBA restart because of personal reasons. However, their teams still haven’t made a move to replace them. Below are the signings made so far.

Corey Brewer NBA free agency journey

The 13-year NBA veteran has been signed by the Sacramento Kings for the rest of the season. Corey Brewer has been a journeyman most of his career after winning a ring with the Dallas Mavericks. He has been with Thunders, 76ers, Lakers, Rockets, and Timberwolves before joining the Kings.

The team doesn’t expect Brewer to contribute big numbers to the team, but his veteran presence will be crucial for a young team. Brewer said,

“I like Sac. I’m real comfortable there. I played for Luke Walton before LAkers. the Kings are getting a hungry Corey Brewer.I’m ready fo help. They’re a young team. I’m gonna bring a lot of energy”

Anthony Tolliver

Another journeyman Anthony Tolliver has inked a rest-of-season deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. Tolliver brings with him a veteran big-man presence in the young Grizzlies team. They are currently sitting on the 8th spot in the Playoffs. However, the Pelicans right on their necks to snatch away the position from them.

Tolliver has been a serviceable big man in the past teams he’s played for. Prior to Memphis, he’s had a colorful career with the Suns, Pistons, Kings, and the Blazers to name a few. Tolliver has only averaged more than ten points in his career, and that was when he was in a Warriors uniform back in 2009.

Tyler Johnson

Johnson signed with the Brooklyn Nets, but the terms of the deal were not disclosed. Johnson’s signing is the team’s fallback plan just in case Kyrie Irving decides not to suit up. He figures to step up as the team’s third back up point guard behind Spencer Dinwiddie.

Johnson has only played for the Miami Heat and the Phoenix Suns prior to his signing with Nets. His career average is 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. His career effective shooting percentage is at 50% which is a high number considering his shooting volumes.

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