NBA free agency has started, which means that basketball fans around the world can watch hefty offers for top players trickle in, all the while uniting in jealousy of the massive paydays. I don't know about you, but I like to pretend the offers are in thousands instead of millions so I can fight back the green-eyed monster.
Of course, players are worth this much, or else they wouldn't receive the offers. In fact, they'd probably make even more in a free market, one without an artificial salary cap depressing the equilibrium point between the limited supply of star players and the seemingly unlimited demand of the 30 franchises.
So, how much will the top stars make this year?
The biggest names will be seeking deals that pay them eight figures each year and keeping their fingers crossed that some organization is willing to offer them a max deal. Not all of them will find what they're looking for, not even these 10 players, who just happen to be the top 10 free agents on the market.