This is the final edition of the Top 25 Remaining Free Agents list.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been committed, yet the No. 1 player on this list remains unsigned. And since every media member in Minneapolis seems to be enjoying time at one of that state’s 10,000 lakes, the latest news we have is that Pek and Wolves GM Flip Saunders were supposed to meet Monday in New York.
Maybe it’s just me, but something awfully fishy seems to be going on. Minnesota offered four years and $48 million, which scared away any team that might have wanted to offer a poison pill contract.
Pekovic and his agent, Jeff Schwartz, want moe than $48 million, but they have no leverage unless they take Minnesota’s qualifying offer of $6.047 million and then play the unrestricted free agency game next summer.
Some gambles make sense.
Gambling roughly $45 million?
Doesn’t make an iota of sense.
So we transition into the month of August, which will be a slow one for most but not for the staff here at SheridanHoops.com.
We are rolling out a full version of NBA Power Rankings tomorrow, and we will have team-by-team salary cap/owed draft picks/analysis posts — 30 of ‘em written by our managing editor, Chris Bernucca. You want to know who is making how much? You want to know which teams have exceptions available? You want to know who is stashing a nice owed draft pick from another team?
It’ll all be there.
Later in August, we will be publishing guest posts by 30 team bloggers taking a closer look at what they did or didn’t accomplish.
Plus, we publish the SH blog and the Tweet of the Day/Tweet of the Night to keep y’all informed and entertained.
So adios to July, and let’s welcome August with open arms.
As always, on to the rankings …
For the latest updates, let your eyes guide you to the updates in boldface.