Setting the Market for Unsigned NBA Free Agents

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Setting the Market for Unsigned NBA Free Agents
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Each time an NBA free agent agrees to a new contract, it shifts and changes the outlook for the rest of the market. A marquee center like Dwight Howard can make major splashes in the free-agent pool, but even an under-the-radar signing like DeMarre Carroll can have ripples that shake it up. 

As a result, let's take a look at how the market has been set for the best of the best left on the open market. These are the top 10 remaining free agents according to D.J. Foster's original Top 100 big board of the available players. 

The point here isn't to gripe about the order, but rather to focus on the contracts that these players will get. Based on the buzz and comparisons to players who have already signed, what kind of deals are we looking at? 

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News had the right idea when he tweeted out the following prior to J.R. Smith actually agreeing to a deal: "The contracts signed by J.J. Redick and Kevin Martin are similar to what J.R. Smith can get from the Knicks."

With that in mind, it's time to set the market. 

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