Lebron, Bosh, Boozer, Johnson—where are they going?
Even without the Lebron saga clogging the arteries of NBA news channels, the free agency pool that these stars will jump into will be creating a big splash.
With so many big stars running around unrestricted, it's never been harder to tell which teams are going to do big things in 2010.
Let's start with Lebron.
The Bulls and the Heat freed up significant salary room during this week's draft. NBA experts say that this allows them to sign back their star player and sign two more big names.
What does this mean?
Chicago: Derek Rose, Lebron James, Chris Bosh?
Miami: Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, Chrs Bosh?
Both scenarios seem pretty scary.
The Knicks have fallen out of the leading teams to get Lebron because of questions surrounding whether they can indeed get another player to support King James.
As I said last week, I continue to believe that James will stay in Cleveland. My main weakness to that argument is that I might be a little naive and overestimating Lebron's loyalty to Cleveland.
Time will tell.
The fact of the matter is, this week Chicago and Miami have demonstrated not only their willingness to fight for Lebron, but their willingness to buy an additional superstar.
Miami and Chicago distanced themselves from other teams who want the King.
Right now, if Bosh and James do indeed decide they're going to sign to the same team, Chicago looks like the safest bet. However, that's only if Bosh and Lebron are truly an inseparable package.
Pro Sports Daily reports that Carlos Boozer will probably leave Utah, yet another star on the prowl for a new team.
Joe Johnson rumors still remain quiet.
As of now, my predictions:
Read 'em and weep mis amigos.