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2010 NBA Free Agency: Top Five Restricted Free Agents To Watch

Free agency is just days away and everybody is watching the big names.

LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and so many more have stolen the headlines.

But what about those who may not have as much choice in where they go?

For certain NBA players, there is a year of restricted free agency.

These players are young, oftentimes former first-round picks, and hungry for more playing time.

A restricted free agent is given a qualifying offer from their team. From that point, any offer that player receives during free agency is subject to their current team's right of first refusal. The team is given seven days to mull over the offer sheet the respective player chooses to sign, with the option to match it.

A lot of potential restricted free agents exist, but only a few may be lucky enough to walk free.

If the team does not give a qualifying offer by June 30, that player becomes unrestricted.

The following players have already garnered a qualifying offer or are highly expected to, but don't be surprised to see teams still vying for their services.

These are the top five restricted free agents.

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