With no scarcity of media coverage, the big free agent domino, the King, fell and all the other big pieces followed.
It was exciting stuff, with the Big Three forming an evil empire with Pat Riley, Carlos Boozer giving the Bulls the perfect power forward fit they needed to pair with Derrick Rose, Amar’e Stoudemire reuniting with Mike D’Antoni, and David Lee heading west to put up monster numbers alongside Monta Ellis and Steph Curry.
Then there was also some unexciting stuff, such as Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Dirk Nowitzki, Rudy Gay, and John Salmons all resigning with their squads.
And after LBJ’s “Decision,” we started to see the second-tier talents get gobbled up. We saw deals like Brendan Haywood re-upping in Dallas, and Travis Outlaw profiting from the Nets failure to land a big fish.
But, even though all the biggest names are off the table, don’t turn your attention to Brett Favre just yet.
There remains a long list of impact players without a home.
So for your reading pleasure, here is a list of the 20 best remaining free agents.
It is yet to be seen, though, if LeBron will reopen his recruitment when the media is drooling over his availability.