The NBA’s free agent crop — restricted and otherwise — is begining to thin out. On Thursday, the Nets signed PG Jeff McInnis to a two year, $7 million deal. Yesterday, Suns PG Joe Johnson (above) reportedly asked Phoenix not to match the Hawks’ offer sheet, hoping to claim a greater share of the limelight in Atlanta (which comparitively, shouldn’t be so hard).

Antoine Walker is said to be in talks with Miami, and over in Portland, where they put the “fun” in “dysfunctional”, one of Mo Cheeks’ former assistants is neither being paid nor allowed to leave.