When you look through the names in the 2014 free-agent class, it's easy to dream big. Multiple franchise players and NBA legends are at the top of the list, and there are quite a few teams projected to have cap space. As last year showed us, that combination of big stars and a big market doesn't always mix.
Are the big names simply a mirage, though?
It might be, as many of the best players have early-termination options or player options, which means they're far from guaranteed to actually end up in free agency. Teams with cap space may be excited, but it's possible this class thins out rather quickly once the offseason begins.
For the sake of this exercise, though, let's assume all of the players who can become free agents actually will, and let's rank them by how much attention they'd likely receive on the open market. Here are the 25 biggest names in the 2014 free-agency pool.