NBA Free Agency 2012: Grades on 3rd-Day Moves of Free Agency

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Grades on 3rd-Day Moves of Free Agency
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Steve Nash's chances of returning to Phoenix are probably close to zero percent after today's events.

The Brooklyn Nets were again the headline-makers in NBA free agency, making two small moves and keeping their franchise player, making the third day of free agency the charm for them.

But division rivals Boston and New York were also involved in the big moves of the day, although it was the Celtics for good reasons and the Knicks for bad. All in all, it appears as though the Atlantic Division in the East could become the toughest division in basketball if certain moves are made, as three legitimate contenders at minimum could emerge after this offseason. 

The Phoenix Suns made possibly the most puzzling and disrespectful move of the entire free-agency period to date, and may have set their franchise back two or three years at the least because of it. The Dallas Mavericks' decision to let Tyson Chandler go last offseason in order to add potential All-Stars may have completely backfired, but they still have chances to make up for it somewhat. They will have to if they don't want to risk wasting another year of Dirk Nowitzki's suddenly dwindling career. 

Tuesday's six 2012 NBA free-agent moves are graded in the following slides, so comment below if you agree or disagree.

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