NBA World Reacts To Absurd $1.5 Billion Spent During First Day Of Free Agency

NBA World Reacts To $1.5 Billion Spent During First Day Of Free Agency

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  • The first day of NBA free agency went as expected.
  • Over $1.5 billion was spent during the first few hours in an insane spending spree.
  • The NBA world reacted to a ton of deals getting done on the first day.

The beginning of NBA free agency is a national holiday for some. For others, such as Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania, it is ongoing work.

For others, like NBA players, it is a chance to cash in on once-in-a-lifetime contracts. When 6 PM EST hit on Thursday, deals came in at a record pace, and it didn’t take long for a ton of money to be spent.

The first two deals, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, were extensions for Denver Nuggets star and NBA MVP Nikola Jokic as well as Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker.

Of course, deals kept coming all throughout the night, including a rich extension for Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

All in all, more than $1.5 BILLION was spent on the first day — in less than 12 hours.

The NBA World Reacts To Another Massive Free Agency

It didn’t take long, and, to be frank, it never does. Money was spent quickly, and the big stars were locked down, except for Kevin Durant, who requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets earlier in the day.

Nonetheless, that is a lot of cash to be spent, and the NBA world reacted accordingly.

Actually, after just FOUR HOURS, over $1 billion was spent.

All in all, it was an absolute wild day, and surely more will come with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Deandre Ayton listed as potential trade targets.