NBA Free Agency: The 10 Most Overrated Options for Summer 2010

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NBA Free Agency: The 10 Most Overrated Options for Summer 2010

It wasn't even a year ago when frenzied fans started talking about this summer's NBA free agent class as if it were Y2K or the pending apocalypse of 2012.

"The Summer of LeBron is coming!"

"The Summer of LeBron is coming!"

"The Summer of LeBron is coming!"

And with that, fans would reel off the names of potentially available players like 16-year-old girls who had just experienced their first discount shopping outlet.

Like, Oh my God, there's LeBron James... Dwyane Wade... Kobe Bryant... Dirk Nowitzki... Yao Ming... Paul Pierce... Amar'e Stoudemire... Chris Bosh... Carlos Boozer... Joe Johnson... Rudy Gay... Ray Allen... Manu Ginobili... Michael Redd... and so on.

"So many big-time players are going to be changing teams!"

We've all heard this statement at some point. After all, no basketball related conversation could even take place in the past however many months without someone mentioning LeBron going to the Knicks or D-Wade heading back home to Chicago.

Everyone said, "watch what happens at the trade deadline." We waited and waited, checking the trade rumors every morning, expecting Bosh, Boozer, Gay and Stoudemire to all be moved. And of course, none of them went anywhere.

And now, nearly a year after all of the mad hype started, we're all a bit more tranquil, even somewhat disappointed as if we were promised a fireworks show and it was canceled at the last moment because of light rain.

This is good.

Because fans have turned their attention back to the action and the playoff push, we can now start having real, rational conversations about what's truly likely to happen this off-season. Which players are really available? Who's going where? Why?

Let's start by looking at ten players who aren't worth their salt.

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