If you’re like me, this LeBronathon (or LeBronomania, or the “Free Agent Flurry of 2010,” or whatever), has gotten old quite fast.
Yes, of course I’m excited to see how these basketball giants will shift the NBA’s tectonic plates, but no, I do not need a minute to minute update of what vehicle the representative parties for the Knicks or Nets took to Maverick Carter's office.
Trying to sort fact from rumor, and even one distinct rumor from some other variation of that same rumor, is nothing but an exercise in futility.
The bottom line is none of us—and indeed none of the reporters inundating their Twitter feeds with updates—have any real clue as to what the Big Three, and the rest of the elite free agent class, are thinking.
And moreover, none of them can actually apply a John Hancock until next week anyhow.
So in light of all that, I think it is prudent to instead use this time to analyze what hasn’t been analyzed: the underclass of this year’s free agents.
They may not come with the hype of LeBron or D-Wade, but they could all show up in very important spots next year and in years to come.
Just like a James Posey or Robert Horry.
This list is not exhaustive, but it does capture the compelling talent available for less than maximum contract money.