While this current NBA season has been packed with great games and memories provided by the Association’s best players, many are already looking forward to the wild offseason in store.
Sure, we all realize that the NBA is certain to be a different landscape when the 2010 season gets underway—with the hugest of superstars up as free agents—but there are also many superstars and stars whose new teams are uncertain, too.
LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh—three of the finest examples of the magnificent 2003 draft class—could all be moving cities, but the movement of the multitude of others will really shake up the league.
This list not only gives the best players that your team could be getting, it is also set up by how much potential each player will bring to their new team. From Nos. 10-1, each and every one of these players has already impacted the NBA in a huge way, and there is no doubt they will continue to do so in 2011 and beyond.
A few last notes before we begin: Every one of these players are unrestricted free agents, meaning their current teams will be unable to match offers of other franchise’s offers.
Also, many of the bigger stars have an “Early Termination Option” or “Player Option” written into their contracts, meaning they can opt out of their current deal in order to test free agency. But, they would only become a free agent if they were to make that choice.
In any case, NBA fans should not be surprised if more than half of these 10 stars are in new zip codes to start the 2010-11 season.