The NBA's silly season shifted into third-gear Friday with the advent of free agency. And now that the 2020 class of unrestricted and restricted free agents are finally signing new deals, it's our duty to grade the decisions made collectively by teams and players.
While this year's class isn't anywhere near as sexy as 2019's that was headlined by Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, and a bunch of other certified stars, the 2020 cadre of free agents features one bonafide top 5 player followed by a number of difference makers who have All-Star potential or have already made a game or two. After that, NBA squads will fill in their needs for role players and bench depth with names we're all familiar with and we all have opinions on.
According to Spotrac, there are 213 free agents available that either spent time with a team last season or signed a contract. Not all of them will ink a new deal, and surely we're not here to grade 175 or more signings. But for the names that matter and for the moves that warrant it, the Complex Sports squad will grade each signing and update the list as rosters are finalized before league business cools down for upcoming long holiday weekend.