Even though the Washington Wizards remained on the sideline during the opening hours of free agency, the money flowed around the NBA. Here's some of the notable signings on Day 1, including those affecting the Wizards:
* Dwight Howard returns to the Southeast division and to his hometown of Atlanta with a three-year, $70.5 million contract, according to Yahoo's The Vertical. Adding one of the game's top center's could mean the end of Al Horford's run with Hawks. Even if one chooses to argue's Howard's power game is a worthy tradeoff, Horford has been Atlanta's heart and soul since the Hawks selected him third overall in 2007. It's also possible both could play together, which would mean moving Paul Millsap to small forward, but also probably losing free agent swingman Kent Bazemore.
Hawks have about $19M in cap space left, but effectively none if you include Horford's hold. At least 1 of Baze and Horford definitely gone.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 1, 2016
* Chandler Parsons' injury history almost makes Bradley Beal seem like Bruce Willis' character in "Unbreakable." That's why the small forward's max contract with Memphis should have even the big doubter's of Beal's reported five-year, $128 million think better about the Wizards' move.
Free agent Chandler Parsons is nearing agreement on a four-year, $94M max deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2016
* Stretch-4 options Mirza Teletovic and Darrell Arthur made sense for the Wizards. Now both are off the market and not for crazy money. Both agreed to three-year deals with Teletovic receiving $30 million total from the Bucks -- props, Milwaukee -- and Arthur $23 million from the Nuggets. As a reminder, the Wizards have Markieff Morris for $24 million over the next three seasons. That's good value.
* Former Georgetown star Jeff Green will join his fifth NBA team once he signs a reported one-year, $15 million with the Orlando Magic. When he's right, the combo forward can carry an offense. The issue is getting that out of Green on any consistent basis. With Orlando he'll join a forward rotation with newly acquired Serg Ibaka
* Point guard Mike Conley is on the verge of re-signing with the Memphis Grizzlies. That's not the interesting part. Should Conley sign that deal, it would make him the highest paid player in league history.
The Grizzlies will likely trot out Conley, Parsons, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. That's a strong core, but good enough to challenge Golden State, Oklahoma City, San Antonio or even the Los Angeles Clippers? Eh, probably not.
Dwight Howard has reached agreement on a three-year, $70.5 million with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2016
* As for those deals that dropped jaws, Evan Turner's four-year, $70 million deal with Portland arguably tops the had-scratching list, though there are contenders.
Confirming Matthew Dellavedova four-year, $38.4M deal with Bucks, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2016
Free agent forward Solomon Hill has agreed to a four-year, $52M deal with New Orleans, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2016