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Reactions and analysis to players signed on Day 54 of NBA free agency
- Updated: August 24, 2016
No players have come on to an agreement in the past 72 hours, but Day 54 of NBA free agency still had its flair.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) August 23, 2016
The Los Angeles Lakers officially signed Brandon Ingram, the 2nd overall pick in the 2016 Draft, and Yi Jianlian. It would of been a surprise if they didn’t do so, especially after coming off their worst season in franchise history with a 17-65 record. Ingram will a be versatile forward for the Lakers to have, and could possibly become the franchise player next to D’Angelo Russell. This signing could also of been looked at as a present to Kobe Bryant, who celebrated his 38th birthday on Day 54.
— Taco Trey Kerby (@treykerby) August 23, 2016
Other news in the Western Conference included the Portland Trail Blazers, with Festus Ezeli scheduled to now miss 6 weeks after a knee injection. The Blazers have depth at the centre position, but this still isn’t pleasant news for them after just signing the former Golden State Warrior to a 2-year/$15 million contract this summer.
Blazers news: pic.twitter.com/EuQuoirWEq
— oregonlive/blazers (@blazersblog) August 23, 2016
On the other side of the league, and border, the Toronto Raptors announced some alternate jerseys. They’ll have a set uniform for Chinese New Years and also a new Huskies jersey, to pay respect to the 70th anniversary of Canada’s 1st professional basketball team.
ICYMI, @Raptors unveiled "Toronto Huskies" & "Chinese New Year" unis for '16-17
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) August 23, 2016
Which Toronto Raptors alternative jersey do you like more?
— Rollin' In The Rye (@rollinintherye) August 24, 2016
With no players agreeing to a new contract in the past 3 days, you can find out which free agents did on Day 51 here:
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