Free agents dig in for long haul

Updated: July 27, 2004, 1:12 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
This summer's amazing race -- a frenzied cash grab in which 30 NBA owners handed out more than a billion dollars in guaranteed contracts -- is over.

Now comes the long, hard slog where the remaining free agents and the teams that still have a little bit of cash left over slowly sink into the quicksand.

The money, for the most part, is gone.

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