Deron Williams is the undisputed marquee name that will test the free-agent waters this summer. D-Will is undoubtedly an elite-level point guard who can change the outlook of a team's future.
After him, who are the other premier players who can change the outlook of a team's future?
While the summer of 2012 will not compare to the summer of 2010—when LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer all changed scenery—it will still be influential.
In fact, certain upcoming free agents who will change locations could prove to be the final piece to a team's championship puzzle.
Here are the top 15 free agents after D-Will, with analysis on the impact they could have, their age, contract status and potential destinations.
(Disclaimer: L.A. Laker center Andrew Bynum is a free agent this summer, but there's a team option to his contract. Therefore, he was left off this list because even with his latest antics, the Lake Show would be downright foolish to not exercise that option.)