Andre Iguodala drew out his free agency to perfection, adding as much as $24 million in guaranteed pay to his deal. Golden State came into free agency set to offer him a deal worth somewhere between $12 to $14 million annually with no guaranteed third year, a source confirmed to SB Nation.
Simmons will share the spotlight with Fultz, who is being billed as one of the most NBA-ready prospects to enter the draft in years. The 76ers traded up from the third overall spot to select Fultz first, adding a potentially elite point guard to compliment their talented young front court. Despite playing for a terrible Washington Huskies team last season, Fultz averaged 23.2 points per game and did nothing to deter scouts from putting him at the top of their boards.
While Simmons and Fultz will run the risk of potentially splitting Rookie of the Year votes in Philadelphia, point guards Lonzo Ball (+250 to win Rookie of the Year) and Dennis Smith (+700) should both have the opportunity to be the stars of their new teams.
Team President Magic Johnson has anointed Ball the new face of the franchise for the Los Angeles Lakers, and backed that up with action in trading away DeAngelo Russell. Ball is an outstanding distributor that averaged 7.6 assists per game at UCLA last season, and he should flourish in the Lakers’ fast-paced offense as Luke Walton hopes to emulate his mentor Steve Kerr’s attack at Golden State.
Dennis Smith averaged 18.1 points per game and 6.2 assists per game for North Carolina State last year and has the potential to be the clear focal Cheap Kids Jerseys NBA point of a fairly weak Mavericks roster. Other Rookie of the Year contenders Cheap Jerseys Youth include De’Aaron Fox (+700), Malik Monk (+900), Josh Jackson (+1200) and Jayson Tatum (+1600).