- Chad Ford, ESPN Senior Writer
The annual summer free-agent frenzy is winding down. NBA general managers threw an economic crisis and a lowered salary cap to the wind and spent big bucks again this year.
Ben Gordon earned the richest deal of the group, netting a five-year, $55 million contract from the Pistons. Hedo Turkoglu, Ron Artest, Trevor Ariza, Rasheed Wallace, Shawn Marion, Antonio McDyess and Charlie Villanueva all changed teams quickly. And a few free agents such as Jason Kidd, Anderson Varejao and Mike Bibby decided to re-up with their teams.
Chad Ford takes a look at the 2009 free-agent class.