Chris Paul Returns to the Suns; Kyle Lowry joins Heat; Lakers add key players – .

Chris Paul Returns to the Suns; Kyle Lowry joins Heat; Lakers add key players – .

The NBA championships are won in June (or July… or August), but the foundations are laid almost a year before during the period of free agencies. We just saw how offseason signings like Bobby Portis and Jae Crowder helped shape the playoffs, and these are the types of moves teams started making on Monday, when they were officially cleared to trade with. the players.

The biggest names to come out of the table so far have been Chris Paul – who is reportedly returning to the Phoenix Suns – and Kyle Lowry, who is reportedly joining the Miami Heat under a deal with the Toronto. Raptors. Lowry appeared to confirm the decision via Twitter:

Another coveted point guard, Lonzo Ball, is reportedly joining Zach LaVine in the Bulls’ backcourt as part of another signing and trade deal involving Chicago and the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Los Angeles Lakers did not reconcile with any free agency superstar after trading for Russell Westbrook, but they added key veteran role players like Trevor Ariza and Wayne Ellington, while bringing in Dwight Howard for a third stint. to help bolster their attack around LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

We’ll continue to update this article throughout the offseason as decisions are made, so be sure to keep checking back to see how your favorite team is preparing for the 2021-22 season. Also, don’t put a lot of importance in the ranking outside of the top 20, because beyond that it largely depends on what a specific team is looking for.

PO = player option
UFA = Free agent without restriction
RFA = Restricted Free Agent
To = Team option
NG = Not guaranteed


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