With the Los Angeles Lakers recent NBA Championship win, the memorable 2009-2010 NBA season is in the books. With the season in the rear-view mirror, the July 1st opening of free agency looms big.
With the names of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Amar'e Stoudemire and Joe Johnson are just some of the names floating around looking for work this summer. Most people believe that the big name players will stay put.
This free agent class has a sure shot at being one of the best all-time, but there are plenty of other options outside of the superstars that will help teams get better where they need it the most.
Players like Ray Allen, Shaquille O'Neal, Drew Gooden, Shannon Brown, Jermaine O'Neal, Luke Ridnour, Tracy McGrady and Channing Frye just to name a few are looking for a team to latch onto.
Those players will be looking to add a piece to a team that desperately need to fill a spot in the roster to give them a boost either in the starting line-up or coming off of the bench.
Teams looking to make a splash in free agency that have showed recent success, are the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavilers, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz and the Chicago Bulls just to name a few. These teams are up in coming or already have been at the top and looking to be pushed over the edge.
Big teams in the market that need to show improvement are the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings. These teams have had consistently bad play over the past few seasons and are looking to improve through the draft and free agency.
Overall, this off-season will have an outlasting memory that will shape the NBA for the next decade. The landscape of the NBA will most certainly look different starting in the 2010-2011 season.