NBA teams shuffle rosters with free agents, trades
Almost 200 current NBA players -- 43% of all players under contract -- are new to their team. Among them are free agent signees such as LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer and Shaquille O’Neal. More than 40 veteran players changed teams because of trades. They’ll be joined by at least 70 rookies.
Notes: Colored circles indicate players under contract to particular teams as of Oct. 22. Starters based on team depth charts. In the case of players involved in sign-and-trade deals, the player who agreed to a new contract is listed as a free agent whereas the player or players received in return are shown as traded. "Other new players" includes former D-Leaguers and NBA veterans who were out of the league last season, including some who played overseas and others who were recovering from a major injury.
Sources: ESPN, hoopsworld.com, nba.com, basketball-reference.com, rotoworld.com, Times Reporting. Graphics reporting by Les Dunseith, Tom Reinken and Brady MacDonald. Interactivity and design by Raoul Rañoa Los Angeles Times
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