The NBA is a star-driven league, and while not every free agent finds superstardom, 2013’s class has a plethora of young talent ready to hit the scene.
There are a number of players who are 25 years old and under who are already household names. Andrew Bynum and Brandon Jennings are arguably the most notable, but free agents such as Xavier Henry, Austin Daye and DeJuan Blair are hungry to prove themselves.
Shiny new contracts are handed out every summer, and while they’re partly given on the premise of past production, you can’t ignore the notion of future projections. The youngsters of the league will someday be veterans, and many of them will be vying for their first big paydays once July finally hits.