The buzz during 2012 NBA free agency currently surrounds the whereabouts of Deron Williams and Steve Nash. Plenty of teams around the NBA have been linked to those two star point guards in an effort to improve their roster moving forward, but other teams have slunk into the shadows, conceivably in an effort to make a big splash during the 2013 offseason.
A hoard of NBA stars and solid players are now entering the final years of their current contracts and will be in the same position as Nash and Williams are a year from now.
Here's a list of the biggest-name NBA players who will be free agents after next season when their contracts expire.
Note: This list will look to avoid talented, young NBA players (Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Ricky Rubio, Kenneth Faried, etc.) who have team options after next season because their respective teams are all but guaranteed to exercise those team options or extend those players to multi-year deals.