Free-agent deals: Thumbs up or down?

Analysis on the latest signings, including Battier to Miami and Butler to the L.A. Clippers

Updated: December 16, 2011, 12:20 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Welcome to the 24 hours of offseason. Yes, it's been a wee bit frenetic out there, but I'm here to recap all the moves we're hearing about and tell you what it all means, along with my verdict (thumbs up or thumbs down) on each. We'll be adding to this list as the offseason goes on, although major deals will likely get their own treatment.

Shane Battier to Heat: Thumbs up