NBA free agency opened Thursday night with the usual flurry of moves, but one player who isn't a free agent at all overshadowed everything.
The Clippers have reached agreement with former All-Star guard John Wall on a two-year contract worth $13.2 million, Klutch Sports announced Friday.
Yesterday, forward Nicolas Batum agreed to return to the Los Angeles Clippers on a two-year, $22 million deal. Sure, to the rest of the league, this news might sound no different from other mundane contracts tied to veterans returning to their team. To Batum, however, this was more than a mere business transaction between two parties.