It truly is a feeding frenzy in the early hours of free agency. Teams make huge megabucks offers to players, and those players may be able to pick and choose which team they are going to play for the following season.
Scouts prepare reports on each player available and then general managers and coaches make their decisions on which players to go after and sign.
There can be mountains of positive evidence, but every signing comes with at least some risk. However, some free-agent signings are more risky than others.
Here's a look at the riskiest moves so far in free agency.
(All contract terms and salary figures courtesy of CapGeek.com.)