NBA free agency: 10 winners and losers from first wave, including Los Angeles Lakers

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The first two days of NBA free agency was a whirlwind. Paul George was blocked from joining the Golden State Warriors, only to create a big three in Philadelphia.

Four-time NBA champion Klay Thompson will now be competing for another championship in Dallas. The defending champion Boston Celtics did right when it came to their players. Meanwhile, LeBron James was failed by his Los Angeles Lakers. These are among the biggest winners and losers from NBA free agency thus far.

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Winner: Boston Celtics invest in championship squad

NBA free agency: Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
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Loser: Detroit Pistons waste money like no other

Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris
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Winner: NBA free agency was good to Isaiah Hartenstein

NBA free agency, Isaiah Hartenstein
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Loser: Golden State Warriors fail miserably to use assets

Chis Paul, Golden State Warriors
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Winner: Dallas Mavericks nab Luka Doncic another running partner

Los Angeles Lakers' Klay Thompson
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Loser: Los Angeles Lakers fail LeBron James

LeBron James
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Winner: New Orleans Pelicans steal Dejounte Murray

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Loser: Miami Heat

NBA free agency: Pat Riley
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Winner: Philadelphia 76ers set up to contend

Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George
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Loser: Stephen Curry

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