NEW YORK—Noting that the rampant problem has devastated rosters across the league, representatives from the National Basketball Players Association demanded an increased referee presence in high-foul areas, sources confirmed Friday.
With numerous star players inking max contracts over the past two weeks, the first month of NBA free agency has already shaken up rosters across the league. Onion Sports examines the biggest free agent signings so far.
- Kevin Love: Signed a five-year deal that will pay him nearly $20 million in his first year with the Cavs and $93 million in his four subsequent years with the Lakers after the Cavs finally give up on him
- Rajon Rondo: Given $9.5 million by the Kings to spend the next year deflecting reporters’ questions about George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins
- Jimmy Butler: Re-upped for five years with the Bulls at the prospect of getting to play six or seven more games with Derrick Rose
- Marc Gasol: The All-Star center decided to stay in Memphis after the Grizzlies offered to publicly endorse the Catalan separatist movement
- LaMarcus Aldridge: The Spurs inked one of the most sought-after free agents on the market to a four-year, three-championship deal
- Jeremy Lin: Lin’s move to the Hornets has many NBA fans wondering if the “Linsanity” phenomenon could finally be at an end
- Jim Boylen: After years of serving as an assistant in Indiana, Milwaukee, and San Antonio, Boylen joined the Bulls in order to finally be an assistant coach in a big-market city
- LeBron James: Signed a two-year, $47 million deal with the Cavs to remain the highest-paid coach in the league
- Dwyane Wade: In a display of his undying commitment to the Heat, the injury-prone 33-year-old signed a one-year, $20 million contract to stay in Miami
- DeAndre Jordan: Re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers