The flurry of contract extensions you've seen the past couple of days have stemmed from the 11:59 p.m. deadline last night for teams to sign 2008 draft picks.
Anybody from that class that goes unsigned past the deadline will become a restricted free agent in the offseason.
Here's a roundup of yesterady's moves:
Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook re-upped with their clubs well in advance of the deadline. Rose signed a five-year, $94.8 million contract in December, and Westbrook signed a five-year, $80 million contract last week.
Kevin Love and the Timberwolves agreed to a four-year extension worth approximately $60 million. The final year of the deal is expected to be a player option, according to reports. Love has made a case for the league's best power forrward this season, averaging 24.9 points and 13.9 rebounds per game.
Danilo Gallinari agreed to a four-year, $42 million extension with Denver. As SB Nation's Tom Ziller noted on Twitter, Gallinari will be making less than half of what Carmelo Anthony, who he was trade for, will make through 2015. Gallinari has asserted himself as one of the league's premiere scoring small forward, averaging 17.4 points per game this year.
The Pacers and Roy Hibbert did not come to an agreement. CBSSports.com was among the outlets reporting that neither side is in a rush to reach an agreement. It's safe to assume Hibbert is looking to drive his value up; he's in the middle of a career year, averaging 14 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
Likewise, there weren't any reported negotiations between JaVale McGee and the Wizards. Considering the turbulent season in Washington, there will probably be little roster movement until management can reassess the team's direction, and a permanent coach is hired. (Flip Saunders was fired Tuesday, and Randy Wittman was given the interim title through the end of the season.)
Magic general manager Otis Smith told the Orlando Sentinel that the team wouldn't reach a deal with Ryan Anderson before the deadline. Orlando will probably be hesitant to make any offers because of the uncertainty surrounding Dwight Howard. Anderson has taken advantage of his starting role, and is averaging career highs in points, rebounds and 3-point percentage.
The Oregonian reported that Nicolas Batum and the Portland Trail Blazers wanted to agree to an extension by the deadline. However, Joe Freeman wrote that the two sides didn't agree on how much Batum is worth.
The Grizzlies had a trio of players on their agenda, with O.J. Mayo, Marreese Speights and Darrell Arthur all members of the 2008 draft class. Mayo's name has been connnected to trade rumors for over a year now, Speights' role for now is filling in for the injured Zach Randolph, and Arthur is rehabbing from a torn Achilles. Thus, none got offers.
As expected, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft, Michael Beasley, and No. 14 pick Anthony Randolph didn't get offered extensions by Minnesota. Both have been wildly inconsistent, and the Wolves were be wise to let them become a restricted free agents.
Tuesday, Fox Sports Arizona reported the Suns wouldn't offer center Robin Lopez a contract extension. Marcin Gortat has emerged as one of the league's most improved players, limiting the need for Lopez.
NBA.com's David Aldridge wrote early Wednesday that the Nets' Brook Lopez, the Kings' Jason Thompson, the Rockets' Courtney Lee, the Bobcats' D.J. Augustin and D.J. White, and the Pacers' George Hill wouldn't t get deals.