Steve Nash and a horde of other famous veteran NBA players are set to become free agents this summer. Along with Nash, this year's crop of veteran free agents is vast. It's not often teams can find talented players with playoff experience in free agency. This year, teams can.
Starting July 1, teams may begin negotiating with free agents. On July 11, teams can officially sign free-agent players to contracts. Unlike the last free-agency period, teams won't be rushed to sign players because of the sudden lifting of the NBA lockout. Things are back to normal, except now, teams will have considerably less to work with.
The teams that progress year to year make smart offseason moves. Here's a list of the 10 best veteran free agents this summer. If the right teams sign these players, it could be the difference between a second-round playoff elimination and an NBA championship.
(Note: This list features veteran, unrestricted free agents only. If the player is a restricted free agent, he will be absent from the list. The same goes for the younger free agents. e.g. Goran Dragic.)