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5 Most Surprising Deals and Rumors in NBA Free Agency So Far

5 Most Surprising Deals and Rumors in NBA Free Agency So Far

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NBA free agency has been incredibly intriguing so far, with a number of surprising rumors whirling about and several unexpected contracts being agreed upon. Here's a look at the five most unanticipated rumors and deals of the free agency period so far.

5. Detroit Pistons Going After Isaiah Thomas

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5. Detroit Pistons Going After Isaiah Thomas

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Reports indicate that the Detroit Pistons have offered Isaiah Thomas a three-year contract worth million, despite already having Brandon Jennings locked up for two more years on a deal identical to that one. Thomas is a restricted free agent and the Sacramento Kings can match Detroit's offer.

4. Detroit Pistons' Desperation to Unload Josh Smith Has Reached a New Level

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4. Detroit Pistons' Desperation to Unload Josh Smith Has Reached a New Level

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Greg Monroe has apparently been added as a sweetener to any team willing to take Josh Smith's terrible contract via trade. This is fairly surprising; Monroe is one of Detroit's few tradable assets, and throwing him away just for the sake of getting Smith off the team seems like questionable asset management.

3. Everyone Is After Spencer Hawes

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3. Everyone Is After Spencer Hawes

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Spencer Hawes isn't anything special as a player, but a ton of teams have been linked to him. The Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers have shown interest, among others.

2. Philadelphia 76ers Want Lance Stephenson

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2. Philadelphia 76ers Want Lance Stephenson

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It's been all but said out loud that the Philadelphia 76ers fully intend to be terrible once again next season as they attempt to continue rebuilding through the draft. That makes the news that they're looking for a meeting with Lance Stephenson all the more surprising. Stephenson would be a young asset, yes, but he would also help them win games next season — not something the 76ers really want to do.

1. Jodie Meeks Agrees To Lucrative Deal With Detroit

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1. Jodie Meeks Agrees To Lucrative Deal With Detroit

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Jodie Meeks has agreed to a three-year, million contract with the Pistons. This seems like a crazy amount of money to hand to Meeks, who is a good shooter but offers very little beyond that. This is probably just a consequence of the direction that the increasingly three-happy NBA is heading in, but Meeks' salary numbers were nonetheless quite unexpected.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.