Now that the NBA free agency moratorium is over, teams around the league are beginning to officially announce the deals that have dominated the NBA news media for the last 10 days.
The biggest prize of this year's NBA free agency sweepstakes? Dwight Howard. He chose to leave the Los Angeles Lakers to join the Houston Rockets, featuring Jeremy Lin and James Harden. The Rockets finished one place behind the Lakers in the final 2012 NBA standings.
The Utah Jazz? They've sent the clear message that this year's team is all about the youth movement. One by one, nearly every player that came off Utah's books this year is one his way out of Salt Lake City. Al Jefferson went to Charlotte, Paul Millsap and Demarre Carroll went to the Hawks, Randy Foye went to the Nuggets, and Earl Watson went to Portland.
Many of the deals announced Wednesday were solidified some time ago. Still, many free agents — Mo Williams being a prime example — have yet to come to an agreement with any NBA team.
What's the latest in NBA free agency? Here is an assessment of each NBA team's standing before free agent contracts can officially be signed on July 10.
Devin Harris (to Dallas)
Ivan Johnson (Restricted)
Dahntay Jones (U)
Kyle Korver (re-signed)
Zaza Pachulia (to Milwaukee)
Johan Petro (U)
Josh Smith (to Detroit)
Jeff Teague (R)
Anthony Tolliver (U)
The Hawks might as well be named "Jazz v2.0."
Former Jazzman Kyle Korver, one of the summer's most coveted free agents, is staying in Atlanta. The 3-point sharpshooter came to terms with the Hawks for a four-year, $24 million dollar deal.
Former Jazz man Devin Harris landed in Dallas following his one-year stint with the Hawks, another step that sees Atlanta completely rebuilding their roster, in part by taking on Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. Millsap's deal is now official.
And now, Atlanta is apparently showing significant interest in Mo Williams, according to ESPN's Mark Stein.
The Pistons had some cash to burn and used it to sign Atlanta's free agent Josh Smith to a four-year, $54 million contract. The small forward scored a team-high 17.5 points last season. He also averaged 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals.
With Josh Smith on his way out after wearing out his welcome, the Hawks may end up biting the dust in hopes of a high lottery pick while saving their cap space for next year's free agent crop.
Chris Wilcox (U)
Despite having only one free agent this summer, the Celtics are cleaning house. Boston traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets, and also parted ways with coach Doc Rivers, sending him to the Clippers for a draft pick. The Celtics seem intent on rebuilding through trades and the draft, and will likely not make a big splash in free agency this year.
Andray Blatche (U)
Keith Bogans (U)
Jerry Stackhouse (U)
C.J. Watson (U)
In an unexpected move, former Jazzman Andrei Kirilenko will join the Nets, but will take a big pay cut after turning down a player option with Minnesota. Instead of taking the T'Wolves option of $10.2 million, he will reportedly sign a mini-midlevel exception of $3.1 million to play for the Nets.
Having just traded for Pierce and Garnett, while shedding themselves of Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph and the expiring contract of Kris Humphries, the Nets have made themselves contenders in the East.
With most of the major pieces in place, look for the Nets to bring in one or two free agents to act as role players and provide additional depth.
DeSagana Diop (U)
Josh McRoberts (Re-signed)
Byron Mullens (R)
Jannero Pargo (U)
Gerald Henderson (R)
Reggie Williams (U)
After yet another terrible season, the Bobcats have been linked to a number of free agents, including one of the Jazz's unrestricted free agents, Al Jefferson. On July 4, the Deseret News' Jody Genessy reported that Jefferson and the Bobcats have agreed to terms on a three-year, $41 million contract.
The Bobcats extended a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Gerald Henderson, meaning that they intend to keep him long-term. Also, free agent forward Josh McRoberts has agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal to remain with the Charlotte Bobcats. Last season he averaged 9.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for Charlotte.
It is doubtful that any of the team's other free agents will re-sign, leaving the Bobcats with plenty of cash to burn in free agency.
Marco Belinelli (to Spurs)
Daequan Cook (U)
Nazr Mohammed (Re-signed)
Vladimir Radmanovic (U)
Nate Robinson (likely will depart)
Despite the absence of Derrick Rose this season due to injury, the Bulls are contenders in the East.
Their main priority will most likely be to re-sign their players, though recent playoff standout Marco Belinelli has already accepted a two-year offer from the Spurs.
Belinelli's loss should be softened by the signing of former Bucks forward Mike Dunleavy, who recently agreed to a two-year contract and by the return of Nazr Mohammed.
Recent reports that Nate Robinson is out of Chicago should be taken with a grain of salt. Robinson, looking to be a an NBA starter, would be relegated to the bench with the return of Derrick Rose to basketball.
Omri Casspi (to Houston)
Wayne Ellington (R)
Daniel Gibson (U)
Shaun Livingston (to Brooklyn)
Marreese Speights (R)
Luke Walton (U)
The Cavs have done well in the draft the past few seasons and are loaded with youthful talent.
While they have six potential free agents this offseason, the Cavs have already begun recruiting help from elsewhere, starting with a two-year agreement with Lakers forward Earl Clark. Cleveland also signed Warriors guard Jarrett Jack, which should feel its needs at the point guard position.
As far as big men go, the Cavs have snagged Andrew Bynum, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Apparently they offered a two-year, incentive-laden contract. You don't get much bigger than Bynum.
Rodrigue Beaubois (R)
Elton Brand (U, being pursued by New York)
Darren Collison (to L.A. Clippers)
Mike James (U)
Chris Kaman (to L.A. Lakers)
O.J. Mayo (to Milwaukee)
Anthony Morrow (U)
Brandan Wright (U)
It is no secret that the Mavericks intended to court Dwight Howard this offseason.
While adding Howard was their top priority, owner Mark Cuban has shown that he has no problem spending money to lure big-name free agents to Dallas.
Given Dallas' loss in the Howard sweepstakes, the loss of Chris Kaman to L.A. probably comes as a bitter pill to swallow. The Mavs are certainly in the market for big men as they desperately need someone to compliment Nowitski.
The Mavericks suffered a loss when the Milwaukee Bucks signed Mayo to a three-year, 24-million deal. Mayo averaged 15.3 points and 4.4 assists for Dallas last season.
Although the Mavericks didn't land Howard and might lose some more free agents, they are looking to make changes. Dallas signed Pistons point guard Jose Calderon and will most likely look to bring in more talent.
Former Jazz point guard Devin Harris will reportedly return to Dallas, agreeing to a three-year deal worth in excess of $9 million.
Corey Brewer (U)
Andre Iguodala (to Golden State)
Timofey Mozgov (R)
Julyan Stone (R - no offer extended, headed to Toronto Raptors)
The Denver Nuggets extended a qualifying offer only to restricted free agent Timofey Mozgov, showing that they intend to keep him long-term.
Their most pressing issue was the fate of Andre Iguodala, who opted out of the last year of his contract to get a bigger payday, and it worked.
News broke Friday afternoon that Iguodala has come to terms with the Warriors on a four-year, $48 million deal with Golden State. On Monday, it was reported Iguodala is headed to Golden State via a three-way trade, also involving the Jazz, where Denver will sign him and send him to the Warriors.
The three-team trade will send former Jazz guard Randy Foye to the Nuggets.
Denver will also welcome J.J. Hickson, who agreed to a three-year deal with the Nuggets.
Will Bynum (U)
Jose Calderon (to Dallas)
Corey Maggette (U)
Jason Maxiell (U)
The Pistons have not been in contention for a while but are a team on the rise. This offseason could shape the direction of the franchise for the next few seasons.
The Pistons drafted Kentavious Caldwell-Pope but could use some additional depth at the guard position. Jose Calderon will not return to Detroit as he signed a $28-million dollar deal with Dallas.
The Pistons had some cash to burn and used it to sign Josh Smith to a four-year, $54 million contract. The small forward scored a team-high 17.5 points last season for Atlanta. He also averaged 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals.
Jarrett Jack (to Cleveland)
Carl Landry (to Sacramento)
A surprise participant in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, Golden State obviously has plans to ensure its deep playoff run last season was no fluke.
The Warriors reportedly opened trade talks with Utah, offering former Ute center Andrew Bogut in an attempt to clear the necessary cap space to sign Howard outright.
Though those trade talks fell through, the Warriors did end up sending Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to Utah, according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, TNT's David Aldridge, and CBS's Ken Berger. The trade has since been confirmed by Deseret News beat reporter Jody Genessy.
In return, Golden State is sending multiple draft picks to the Jazz, including a 2014 first-round pick.
Golden State made the transaction with the Jazz in order to make room for Andre Iguodala, the former Nuggets star who agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the California club, according to Wojnarowski. Reports surfaced Monday that Iguodala will head to California as part of a sign-and-trade involving the Nuggets and Jazz.
The Warriors did not re-sign Carl Landry, who picked up a four-year deal with the Kings. They also let Jarrett Jack walk, who signed with Cleveland.
Golden State cleared some cash for the Warriors' dream summer by not re-signing either of the team's free agents.
Francisco Garcia (re-signed)
The Rockets went all-in to try and sign free agent Dwight Howard, waiving Carlos Delfino and Aaron Brooks and declining their team option on Garcia.
The moves paid off. Reports emerged Friday afternoon that Howard selected the Houston Rockets as his next NBA destination, selecting the Texas franchise despite L.A.'s ability to offer him a $30 million deal.
Now that the Rockets have landed Howard, it's unclear what they'll have to do in order to clear up cap space besides shedding Delfino (who signed with Milwaukee) and Brooks; Garcia agreed to a two-year deal to re-sign with the team.
Prior to Friday's news, CBS Sports reported that Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik were available for trade, but no announcement on their status has been made. A CBSSports.com report from Sunday said Asik has asked to be traded, but Houston isn't interested in trading him right now.
D.J. Augustin (U)
Ben Hansbrough (R)
Tyler Hansbrough (U, Indiana rescinded his qualifying offer)
Jeff Pendergraph (to San Antonio)
David West (re-signed)
Sam Young (U)
The Pacers are intent on retaining their newly found status as Eastern Conference contenders, having wasted no time in coming to terms with star forward David West on a 3-year contract worth more than $36 million.
Indiana also made a quick decision on reserve forward and former North Carolina star Tyler Hansbrough, rescinding his qualifying offer and leaving him an unrestricted free agent.
With every other starter locked in, expect the Pacers to efficiently flesh out their bench and hope for internal improvement for next season.
Matt Barnes (re-signed)
Chauncey Billups (U)
Ryan Hollins (re-signed)
Lamar Odom (U, reports surfacing of a possible return to the Lakers)
Chris Paul (re-signed)
Ronny Turiaf (to Minnesota)
Clippers fans can breathe a sign of relief now that Chris Paul has announced that he intends to stay in Los Angeles for five years and $107 million. The Clippers also re-signed Matt Barnes to a three-year, $11-million deal on Friday.
L.A. didn't stop there, turning Paul's talented backup Eric Bledsoe into two potential starters: Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick. Both players are highly accurate 3-point shooters who should do wonders to open up the Paul-Griffin pick-and-roll game.
Barnes and Hollins have re-signed with the Clippers, while Billups may become a potential luxury rather than a necessity to re-sign.
The Clippers will also sign point guard Darren Collison, who agreed to a two-year deal.
Robert Sacre (R)
Devin Ebanks (U)
Earl Clark (to Cleveland)
Andrew Goudelock (U)
Dwight Howard (to Rockets)
Antawn Jamison (U, Clippers speaking with him)
Darius Morris (U)
The Lakers are over the salary cap, even if they don't bring back any of their free agents, making the signing of Dwight Howard even more crucial to the future of the franchise.
The Lakers went full full-court press on Howard and had the ability to offer $30 million more than any other team. Despite it all, reports that Howard will not return to Los Angeles emerged Friday afternoon.
Without Howard, focus will switch to shoring up L.A.'s core of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol. Commentators and fans have also speculated that L.A. will seek to clear as much cap space as possible to sign LeBron James next summer.
Also, Cleveland agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Earl Clark, who played alongside Howard last season. Clark, who spent two days visiting with the Cavs earlier this week, is getting a deal worth $9 million.
Sources say the Lakers could be interested in signing free agent Chris Kaman, who played last year for the Mavericks, though other teams have shown interest, including Golden State, Atlanta, Sacramento and New York.
Other reports have surfaced that the team have had conversation in bringing Lamar Odom back to the Lakers.
Tony Allen (re-signed)
Austin Daye (R)
Keyon Dooling (U)
Jon Leuer (re-signed)
The biggest priority for the Grizzlies was to re-sign Tony Allen, who reportedly drew interest from other teams.
The Grizzlies managed to succeed, getting Allen to commit to a four-year, $20 million deal that solidifies Memphis' core rotation heading into next season.
Chris Andersen (U)
Juwan Howard (U)
Although he didn't play many minutes in the finals, Chris Andersen was an invaluable part of the Heat's postseason run.
He will mostly likely draw interest from other teams this offseason. The Heat have reportedly shown interest in former No. 1 pick Greg Oden.
Regardless of what happens in free agency, Miami will still contend in the East.
Samuel Dalembert (U)
Marquis Daniels (U)
Mike Dunleavy (to Chicago)
Monta Ellis (U, Kings showing interest)
Brandon Jennings (R, reports: possible trade to Atlanta being discussed)
Joel Przybilla (U)
J.J. Redick (to L.A. Clippers)
The Bucks have made Brandon Jennings their priority, and have backed that stance up by helping move J.J. Redick to the Clippers in exchange for only two second-rounders.
Monta Ellis is also reportedly behind Jennings in the pecking order. With Dunleavy having already committed to the Bulls, the Bucks' hope appears to be addition by subtraction.
The Kings are showing huge interest in Ellis, apparently shopping Jimmer Fredette and Chuck Hayes in an effort to make room for the Milwaukee star. According to ESPN, Ellis has narrowed his choice down to four teams: Atlanta, Sacramento, Dallas and Charlotte.
Carlos Delfino is returning to the Bucks after being waived by Houston in its effort to sign Dwight Howard. The forward agreed to a three-year deal with Milwaukee, ESPN reported.
Chase Budinger (re-signed)
Nikola Pekovic (R)
Andrei Kirilenko (to Brooklyn)
Andrei Kirilenko opted out of his contract, and now he is headed to Brooklyn in a shocking move where he took a big pay cut and will be reunited with Deron Williams.
The Timberwolves haven't appeared heartbroken, moving on quickly to secure verbal agreements from Chase Budinger as well as high-volume scorer Kevin Martin, who spent last season with the Thunder as a result of OKC's trading James Harden to Houston.
The T'Wolves also added veteran big man Ronny Turiaf, agreeing to a two-year deal.
Al-Farouq Aminu (re-signed)
Lou Amundson (U)
Xavier Henry (U)
Roger Mason Jr. (U)
The Pelicans have already made some offseason moves as evidenced by their draft-night trade of Nerlens Noel to the 76ers. None of New Orleans' free agents are particularly crucial to the team's long-term success and it is likely that the team will let most of them walk in favor of signing a veteran free agent or two to solidify a youthful roster.
However, New Orleans did decide to re-sign Al-Farouq Aminu. The forward was offered a one-year contract extension worth $3.7 million.
So far, the biggest thing to happen in NOLA is that former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans and the Pelicans have been united courtesy of an agreed-upon three-team trade that saw the Hornets give up center Robin Lopez to Portland as part of the deal.
Chris Copeland (to Indiana)
Earl Barron (U)
Kenyon Martin (U)
Pablo Prigioni (Re-signed)
Quentin Richardson (U)
J.R. Smith (re-signed)
Yet another team with salary-cap woes, the Knicks have at least maintained part of last season's success by coming to a verbal agreement with J.R. Smith. The Knicks have also traded for Andrea Bargnani from Toronto.
On Wednesday, NBA free agent signing day, the Knicks officially re-signed Pablo Prigioni. The guard was a 36-year-old, Argentine-born NBA rookie last year and made an impression on the Knicks.
"(Prigioni's) tenacity, leadership and experience played an integral role in our team’s success down the stretch, and into the postseason," Knicks General Manager Glen Grunwald said.
Meanwhile Copeland accepted a two-year, $6-million deal with the Pacers. Between Copeland's departure and the questionable value of Richardson at this point in his career, the Knicks may look to cheaply upgrade their perimeter rotation.
Ronnie Brewer (U)
Derek Fisher (U)
Kevin Martin (to Minnesota)
The Thunder have already lost Kevin Martin, their headline return in the trade that sent former Sixth Man of the Year James Harden to Houston.
Derek Fisher's return would be as much, possibly even more, for his leadership and intangibles. Brewer hardly contributed last season.
If the Thunder aren't satisfied with their current options at shooting guard behind Thabo Sefolosha, they may seek an affordable upgrade there.
DeQuan Jones (R)
Beno Udrih (U)
Despite having some money to play with in free agency, Orlando may opt to try and trade Arron Afflalo for assets instead of signing free agents.
As Orlando is not a particularly appealing destination to play at the moment, the Magic would most likely have to overpay to land anyone of consequence this offseason.
Of note, Hedo Turkoglu is currently in negotiations with the Magic to buy out his contract. If Turkoglu and the Magic do come to an agreement, Turkoglu will become a free agent.
The 34-year-old has $6 million guaranteed on the final year of his contract, but could earn up to $12 million.
Andrew Bynum (to Cleveland)
Royal Ivey (U)
Charles Jenkins (R)
Damien Wilkins (U)
Dorell Wright (to Portland)
Nick Young (U)
With Andrew Bynum a bust in Philadelphia, and the team parting ways with Jrue Holiday on draft night, the 76ers are in need of some serious upgrades.
Philadelphia also let Dorell Wright, a nine-year NBA veteran, walk. Wright came off the bench averaging 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season.
This season may turn out to be a rebuilding year for Philadelphia, which has not shown any major interest in acquiring marquee free agents this year.
Diante Garrett (R)
Wesley Johnson (U)
Jermaine O'Neal (U)
With a fair amount of cap space available, the Suns made their big move of the summer via trade, acquiring highly coveted point guard Eric Bledsoe in a three-way deal with the Clippers and Bucks.
The Suns also landed Caron Butler and his expiring contract, all in exchange for a role player (Jared Dudley) and a second-round pick.
The Suns still have a small amount of cap room remaining, but are unlikely to make another significant splash beyond a shooting guard to help spread the floor off the bench.
Luke Babbitt (U)
J.J. Hickson (to Denver)
Eric Maynor (to Washington)
Nolan Smith (U)
Elliot Williams (U)
Portland is already off to a busy NBA signing day morning. Portland owner Paul Allen said the team officially signed former 76ers small forward Dorell Wright, rookie Allen Crabbe and Thomas Robinson from Houston.
Unofficially Portland played third party in a trade that sent Kings guard Tyreke Evans to New Orleans, and the Trail Blazers were rewarded with center Robin Lopez and guard Terrel Harris. The Blazers gave up second-round pick Jeff Withey and future second-rounders to complete the deal.
The Blazers also acquired Earl Watson from Utah, presumably to back up Damian Lillard and provide veteran experience to a young back court.
Lopez's heftier contract and former status as a starter left J.J. Hickson looking for a new home, and Hickson found one in Denver. Hickson agreed to a three-year, $15 million-plus deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Cole Aldrich (U)
Toney Douglas (R)
Tyreke Evans (to New Orleans)
James Johnson (R)
The Kings' new ownership wasted no time making its mark, shipping former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans to New Orleans while picking up Greivis Vasquez, the pass-first point guard Sacramento has desperately needed for nearly half a decade.
Kings brass has also reportedly backed DeMarcus Cousins as the team's main man. Assuming management has everything settled, any and all free agent moves from here on out should be minimal, pertaining to the team's reserves.
Carl Landry is also returning to the Kings, agreeing to a four-year deal.
DeJuan Blair (U)
Manu Ginobili (to re-sign)
Tracy McGrady (U)
Gary Neal (R)
Tiago Splitter (re-signed)
According to reports, the Spurs have come to terms on a two-year deal with Manu Ginobili. They also made news by coming to terms on a two-year, $6 million contract for Marco Belinelli, the sharp shooter who spent last season in Chicago.
The Spurs have expressed interest in Tiago Splitter, although Splitter has received some interest from other teams.
Regardless of what they do in free agency, as long as Gregg Popovich remains as head coach, expect the Spurs to be contenders in the West.
Alan Anderson (U)
Mickael Pietrus (U)
Sebastian Telfair (U)
The Raptors already have quite the full roster, so it is unlikely that the team will use free agency as a means of acquiring major talent.
That said, Toronto took the time to acquire Julyan Stone from Denver after the Nuggets didn't extend a qualifying offer. Stone is following former Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri, who took the Toronto GM job in May.
Though not a free agent, Andrea Bargnani has been traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Steve Novak, Marcus Camby and Quentin Richardson as well as for future draft picks.
The Raptors could be looking for a few other potential trade partners to solidify their roster, but as of yet, their future is unclear.
DeMarre Carroll (to Atlanta)
Randy Foye (to Denver)
Al Jefferson (to Charlotte)
Paul Millsap (to Atlanta)
Jamaal Tinsley (U)
Earl Watson (to Portland)
Mo Williams (Hawks showing interest)
The Jazz had the second-most cap space going in to free agency. When news surfaced that Al Jefferson was on his way to Charlotte, the team expressed interest in bringing back Paul Millsap.
However Millsap, along with DeMarre Carroll, accepted multi-million dollar deals from the Atlanta Hawks July 5, deals that were finalized on July 10.
The biggest move of Utah's offseason surfaced Friday, July 5. The Jazz were mentioned as having interest in Golden State center, former Ute and former No. 1 draft pick Andrew Bogut, but the deal fell apart. The Jazz did, however, make a deal with the Warriors for Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush and multiple draft picks, including a 2014 first-round pick. The deal eventually grew into a massive three-team trade that saw Kevin Murphy and Andre Iguodala head to Golden State, Foye head to Denver, and Biedrins, Rush, Jefferson, four draft picks and cash considerations. The trade was approved by the NBA and finalized on July 10.
All three of the players coming to Utah will spend only one season under contract.
On Wednesday, ESPN's Mark Stein tweeted the Hawks are showing interest in Mo Williams, though nothing certain has been nailed down for him.
Finally, Earl Watson signed a deal with the Trail Blazers on July 7.
With the addition of Trey Burke through the draft, the Jazz could turn the keys over to their younger players and look to free agency for depth. Everything the Jazz have done this offseason screams that the Jazz are moving forward with their so-called "youth movement."
Leandro Barbosa (U)
Jason Collins (U)
Cartier Martin (U)
A.J. Price (U)
Garrett Temple (re-signed)
Martell Webster (re-signed)
With the addition of Otto Porter Jr. through the draft, the Wizards are on the rise.
Although they don't have much cap space to work with, expect them to try and add a player or two to make a run at the playoffs.
The Wizards have made a couple moves in the first week of free agency. They have come to terms with Martell Webster on a four-year, $21.99 million contract.
Also, former Jazz, Thunder and Trailblazer guard Eric Maynor has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Wizards to back up John Wall. Details on Maynor's deal, however, were not released.