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1. Ryan Anderson: New Orleans Hornets for 4 years, $36 million
New Orleans acquired their stretch 4 of the future with Anderson, who should be an ideal pick and pop man for Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers.
Compared to Ersan Ilyasova's deal of 4 years for 45 million, the Hornets got a more productive player at a better yearly rate—not to mention the Hornets new guy is coming off a Most Improved Player Award.
Anderson, who was a catch-and-shoot weapon with Dwight Howard, may see similar opportunities playing with potentially the next Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis. It will be an interesting blend between Anderson's and "The Brow's" games; neither has much of a back-to-the-basket skill set, but their potential is sky high.
2. Blake Griffin: re-signed with Los Angeles Clippers for 5 years, up to $95 million
Obviously Griffin would take the top spot in most cases, but a knee injury from USA basketball camp is his second lower-body issue in four years. With his high-flying, attack-the-rim style he's employed the past couple seasons, it is not farfetched to label him an injury risk this early in his career.
With that said, Griffin has certainly earned his max contract. He's stimulated interest in the Clippers, something very hard to do with the Lakers playing in the same building.
More importantly, signing Griffin long-term should make a strong impression on Chris Paul, who the Clips would love to keep off the market.
3. Antawn Jamison: Los Angeles Lakers for 1 year, $1.35 million
Antawn Jamison, where have you been?
Averaging 17 points and eight rebounds on a lowly Cavaliers team for two seasons, apparently. After making good money from Cleveland and Washington but playing in an NBA Finals, Jamison's contract indicates that he's ready to win above all else.
And the Lakers are happy to scoop him. Their bench was softer than styrofoam last season; Andrew Goudelock and Darius Morris simply played too many minutes for them to be a championship contender.
One of the best deals of the offseason, Jamison should thrive playing alongside some of the league's best talent in L.A.