Grading How NBA GMs Handled Extension Candidates Before Deadline

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Grading How NBA GMs Handled Extension Candidates Before Deadline
Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The early contract extension deadline has come and gone, and some of the biggest names in the free-agent market are no longer going to be restricted free agents next year.

We've graded all the GMs on how they handled the contract negotiations and, where applicable, how well the deal worked out for each side.

There is one disclaimer here: While it's generally discussed as being between a player and a team, it's as much between a player's agent and the team. Many fans don't realize how much input agents have in the players' negotiations. 

Also, players wanting to get paid more for dong their jobs doesn't make them evil. 

Therefore, bitterness should be curtailed towards players who are "just after the money."

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