5 Best Signings Of NBA Free Agency So Far

NBA Free Agency: The 5 Best Signings So Far

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NBA free agency has begun with a flourish, with Carmelo Anthony apparently determined to tour the continental United States, LeBron James' ultimate decision still a mystery, and a slew of wild rumors flying around concerning scores of other available players. Not everything is rumor and speculation, however; a number of players have already made their final choices known. Here are the five best signings of free agency thus far.

5. Avery Bradley Re-Signs With the Boston Celtics

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5. Avery Bradley Re-Signs With the Boston Celtics

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Four years and $32 million for Avery Bradley is laudable. Bradley's defense is elite, and his shooting improved dramatically last season. Previously limited offensively, the feisty point guard hit almost 40 percent of his shots from three. The importance of perimeter defense will only continue to increase as the NBA falls more and more in love with the 3-point shot. Bradley provides strong play on the perimeter at both ends of the floor.

4. Patty Mills Re-Signs With the San Antonio Spurs

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4. Patty Mills Re-Signs With the San Antonio Spurs

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Rotator cuff surgery didn't stop Patty Mills from getting a nice new deal from the San Antonio Spurs. At a very affordable $4 million for each of the next three seasons, Mills should heal up nicely and be one of the best backup point guards in the game in terms of both value and actual on-court impact.

3. Marcin Gortat Re-Signs With the Washington Wizards

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3. Marcin Gortat Re-Signs With the Washington Wizards

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Last season marked the first time in a quite a while that the Washington Wizards were relevant. Marcin Gortat at five years and $60 million is no discount, but the Wizards are doing whatever they have to in order to keep together a core that provided some long-awaited excitement and winning basketball in D.C.

2. Kyle Lowry Re-Signs With the Toronto Raptors

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2. Kyle Lowry Re-Signs With the Toronto Raptors

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The bidding for Kyle Lowry was intense and seriously competitive, but the Toronto Raptors came out on top and signed him to a four-year contract worth $48 million. The city of Toronto reacted enthusiastically to finally having a pretty good Raptors team in 2013-14, and keeping Lowry will go a long way towards keeping it that way.

1. Shaun Livingston Signs With the Golden State Warriors

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1. Shaun Livingston Signs With the Golden State Warriors

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With Jarrett Jack departing last offseason, the Golden State Warriors didn't have a good backup for Stephen Curry during the 2013-14 season. The team's offense dropped off a cliff whenever he was on the bench. Shaun Livingston, a quality facilitator and floor general, will make this problem a distant memory. Three years and $16 million is a great deal.

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

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