I've written/read so many articles on NBA free agency, I don't even know how to write a coherent intro anymore.
Seriously, what more can I say in a little 200-300 word section that hasn't already been explicitly stated by every major news outlet or minor blogger?
We all know that the impact of this free agent class could be felt for the next 10 to 20 years.
That's not hyperbole — the wrong signings (or failure to sign anyone at all) could send organizations spiraling into a dark abyss that could result in the losses of millions of dollars and perhaps (eventually) relocation.
We all know that the free agents will drop like dominoes once LeBron James and Dwyane Wade announce. Joe Johnson, Chris Bosh, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Carlos Boozer will announce shortly after.
We all know that this could be very similar to the talk of conference realignments in college football — a lot of drama and constant speculation about who will end up where. In the end, maybe just one or two names will change places.
There's little doubt, however, that some players just need to find a new place to play.
Maybe they've worn out their welcome in their current city.
Maybe the prior season ended on such a low-note that a resolution between player and city is near impossible.
Maybe said-player just needs a new city, a new coach, a new system, and a fresh start to recharge his batteries and have a new drive.
Whatever the case, there are a few situations where it's almost definitely best for the player (and in a few cases, best for the city as well) to "get the hell out of dodge." That said, here are a few players who could use a new beginning in 2010-11.
You might notice the absence of a few marquee names on this list. Part of it is because they've already broken out. You know who they are and what they can accomplish, and it shouldn't matter where they're playing to get the job done.
The other part is that while it's fun to speculate about certain players leaving or playing elsewhere, it's not in the players' best interests to do so.
Let the debate begin...