Rating the best and worst NBA moves and contracts – ESPN

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Which teams have improved the most in NBA free agency, and what’s still to come?

Team-by-team analysis of the major and minor deals:

(Note: Updates on each deal will be posted here throughout the day. You can read analysis on Day 1 deals — including those for LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Nikola Jokic and Aaron Gordon — here.)

1. Agreed to a reported two-year, $25 million deal with guard Avery Bradley

2. Agreed to a reported one-year deal with forward Mike Scott

Like many of this year’s other free agents, Bradley had a limited market for offers paying more than the midlevel exception. Only the Philadelphia 76ers realistically could have made Bradley such an offer, and then only for one year. So, pending details on the guaranteed portion of Bradley’s 2019-20 salary, reaching this deal to stay with the Clippers looks like a good outcome for him.

Bradley played just six games for the Clippers after being acquired in the Blake Griffin trade, as abdominal surgery ended his season prematurely. We didn’t really get a good look at how he’ll fit in, though the Clippers have also remade their backcourt over the offseason by drafting Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson and trading Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards.

Ultimately, Bradley should be the starting shooting guard, presumably alongside Patrick Beverley, with Lou Williams backing up both positions and the rookies rounding out the rotation. That’s a pretty solid backcourt when everyone is healthy.

The surprise here would be the Clippers’ willingness to add 2019-20 salary, given their evident desire to be players in free agency next summer. Again, that may not prove the case once we get details on this deal; let’s proceed as if it’s true. Adding Bradley’s $12.5 million or so would

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