There were no private jets zooming across the country. Doc Rivers didn't show up at anyone's doorstep at 12:01 a.m. The hangover from the Chris Webber free agent world tour has finally passed. And Bennie the Bull was sound asleep as the clock struck midnight.
The NBA free agency negotiating period got off to a whimper at 12:01 a.m. Monday. That's appropriate given the pathetic free-agent market this year. A postcard and a check with seven figures will do for most players this summer.