Commentary

Strong 2008 free-agent class in for terrible summer

Originally Published: November 27, 2007
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com
This past summer, a large group of free agents -- restricted and unrestricted -- got a terrific dose of the realities of the new NBA hard cap.

While Rashard Lewis, Chauncey Billups, Gerald Wallace, Vince Carter and Darko Milicic came away with big deals, only a handful of the rest of last season's free-agent class found anything near the money that free agents typically get on the open market. One prominent restricted free agent, Anderson Varejao, is still waiting for a contract.


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