The NBA offseason is an interesting time for us fans.
We see tons of contracts being handed out at a rapid rate.
There are bad signings throughout free agency, but there are good ones as well.
Each team is trying their best to get better and compete next season.
Teams, such as the Charlotte Hornets, are trying to find their way into the playoffs.
Then, the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are acquiring talent to make a run to the title.
With all these contracts being handed out, there has to be a list of the best ones.
Here are the two best signings thus far in free agency.
2. Bobby Portis, Milwaukee Bucks
Contract: 2 years, $9 million (second-year player option)
One of the unsung heroes for the Milwaukee Bucks and their title run was Bobby Portis.
The Bucks signed him last offseason to a one-year deal that was worth a little over $3.5 million.
He was not looked at as a big piece for their season.
Portis has always been a good talent, but it never translated into winning.
However, that changed in the playoffs.
He scored a much-needed 16 points in the series-clinching game during the NBA Finals.
Bucks fans have embraced him as a cult hero.
That is why he took a discount to remain with the organization that has brought him the most happiness in his NBA career.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 2, 2021
He has found a home in Milwaukee.
Portis can now help the Bucks on their quest for to repeat as champions.
This signing was a bargain for what he could have made somewhere else.
The Bucks got one of their core players from the title team on a very cheap deal.
1. Patty Mills, Brooklyn Nets
Contracts: 2 years, $12 million
The Nets were a foot size smaller from advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals.
In the second-round of the playoffs, they looked like they were going to roll through the eventual champion Bucks.
That was almost not an issue, as the series went to seven games and was almost won by the Nets.
With next season looming as a win-now type of season for them; the Nets have made a few acquisitions.
One of those is the signing of veteran sharpshooter Patty Mills.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 3, 2021
Mills has been a great knockdown shooting guard for the San Antonio Spurs for some time now.
The Nets desperately wanted another guard behind Harden and Irving who can handle the ball when needed.
His shooting is the biggest strength, which will help out an already dangerous scoring unit.
Catch and shoot 3P% last season:
51.5 — Joe Harris
44.2 — Kevin Durant
43.9 — Blake Griffin
43.3 — Kyrie Irving
41.3 — Patty Mills pic.twitter.com/g6CJER2TrW
— StatMuse (@statmuse) August 3, 2021
The Nets are on the road to the NBA Finals already.
They are the favorites in the Eastern Conference over the defending champions.
In fact, they might be the overall favorites to win it all next season.
Mills is such a great addition as a bench piece.
This signing was perfect for a team with three superstars and not a ton of money to spend.