The NBA free agent market continues to dwindle down as the Chicago Bulls wait to make their decide whether the team will match the Houston Rockets' offer sheet to backup center Omer Asik. As one target (guard O.J. Mayo, who signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks) went off the board on Monday night, Chicago now appears resigned to signing a slew of players for the minimum contract following their decision on Asik.
The biggest bit of free agency news so far on Tuesday involves power forward Kris Humphries, who is headed back to the Brooklyn Nets on a two-year, $24 million contract. The 27-year old averaged 13.8 points and 11 rebounds per game for the Nets last season while posting a PER of 17.98. He will make exactly $12 million in each season.
Here are some other news and notes from around the NBA:
- Grant Hill is being courted by the Los Angeles Clippers, though it's still more like he ends up on the Lakers.
- After doing some extension research, the Minnesota Timberwolves are not expected to pursue Philadelphia 76ers small forward Andre Iguodala.
- The second season on Mayo's contract with Dallas is a player option. This means that if the 24-year old puts up a career year, he'll again have the opportunity to cash-in on the open market.