Every player signed since NBA's restart plan was announced
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Every player signed since NBA’s restart plan was announced

As soon as the league was forced to put the season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, NBA officials already sat down (remotely, of course) to try and figure out the best course of action on how they would be able to get the season started again some time down the road.

Finally, after months of deliberation — including a few instances wherein the possible cancellation of the season altogether was seriously entertained — the NBA finally decided on setting up an isolated bubble wherein only the top 22 teams were to be invited to restart the botched campaign.

It wasn’t until June 26, however, that the NBA made its plans official, announcing all the details of the restart. The date was set for July 30, and Disney World in Orlando, Florida was the selected destination for the bubble.

Since then, teams have been scrambling to prepare for what is going to be an unprecedented format in the NBA. One of the biggest issues teams have been facing is how some of their players opt out of the bubble. The league will not be forcing any individual to participate in the restart, and players are free to decide whether or not they want to play — be it for health, socio-political, or any other valid reason.

Below we have a list of all the transactions made since the NBA made its official announcement in late June, While some may be rather insignificant in the grander scheme of things, there’s no denying that there are a number of signings here will have a substantial impact on how the season plays out for the 22 teams in attendance.

The Big Names

Joakim Noah, Los Angeles Clippers

Noah originally signed a 10-day deal with the Clippers back in March, but was unable to make his debut due to the hiatus. Since then, he has obviously done enough to get on the good graces of the Clippers front office. The former Defensive Player of the Year and two-time NBA All-Star is already 35, but he still seems to have some gas left in the tank.

JR Smith, Los Angeles Lakers

This was a long time coming. As soon as Avery Bradley opted out for the rest of the season, rumors began circling on who LA were going to choose as a replacement. In the end, they opted for Smith. The veteran swingman’s link to LeBron James must have played a role in this signing.

Jamal Crawford, Brooklyn Nets

The Nets announced the Crawford signing just today. He is set to fill one of the roster spots vacated by Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan, who both tested positive for COVID-19 (prayers up!). Crawford is currently 40 years young, and with Vince Carter officially announcing his retirement from the NBA, Crawford now owns the throne as the oldest player in the entire league.

Michael Beasley, Brooklyn Nets (unofficial)

As of writing, the Nets have yet to announce this deal as official. However, NBA insider Shams Charania already broke the news that the deal was close, so it should only be a matter of time before the second overall pick takes his talents to Brooklyn.

Second-Tier Guys

Corey Brewer, Sacramento Kings

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team.

Anthony Tolliver, Memphis Grizzlies

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team.

Tyler Johnson, Brooklyn Nets

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team.

David Nwaba, Houston Rockets

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team.

Tyler Zeller, San Antonio Spurs

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team.

Jordan Bell, Cleveland Cavaliers

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team.

Jerian Grant, Washington Wizards

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team as a substitute player.

Trey Burke, Dallas Mavericks

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team as a substitute player.

The Relative Unkowns

PJ Dozier, Denver Nuggets

Signed a multi-year rest-of-the-season deal with the team.

Lugentz Dort, Oklahoma City Thunder

Signed a multi-year rest-of-the-season deal with the team.

Jared Harper, New York Knicks

Claimed off the waiver wire (waived by the Phoenix Suns).

Theo Pinson, New York Knicks

Claimed off the waiver wire (waived by the Brooklyn Nets).

Justin Patton, Detroit Pistons

Signed a multi-year rest-of-the-season deal with the team.

Ryan Broekhoff, Philadelphia 76ers

Signed a multi-year rest-of-the-season deal with the team.

Devon Hall, Oklahoma City Thunder

Signed a two-way deal with the team.

Justin Anderson, Brooklyn Nets

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team as a substitute player.

Dean Wade, Cleveland Cavaliers

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team. Contract was converted from a two-way deal.

Tyler Cook, Denver Nuggets

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team as a replacement player.

Jaylen Adams, Portland Trail Blazers

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team as a substitute player.

Cameron Payne, Phoenix Suns

Signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the team.