NBA Rumors: Lack of Movement Will Help Free Agents Get (Even More) Money

July 1st, 2010 by adam dyson Leave a reply »
We all know there is money to be had this free agency period.  However, among all the rumors of who is going where and which team will start or keep a dynasty, I personally believe it is the lack of movement from the top stars that is going to get max deals for some players that do not deserve them.

I believe the consensus is that the top nine free agents are (in no order):
LeBron James
Dwyane Wade
Chris Bosh
Dirk Nowitzki
David Lee
Amar'e Stoudemire
Paul Pierce
Carlos Boozer
Joe Johnson

After those nine though, there is a massive drop-off.  Rudy Gay? Louis Scola? Brendan Haywood? J.J. Redick?

Nine top-flight free agents is a massive amount for one off-season; since several teams have the room for not only one, but two max contracts, one of the big players in free agency will get shut out and start reaching.

Look at the same list written above with my predictions as to what teams they will go to:

LeBron James
Dwyane Wade—MIAMI
Chris Bosh
Dirk Nowitzki—DALLAS
David Lee—NEW YORK
Amar'e Stoudemire—PHOENIX
Paul Pierce—BOSTON
C ...

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