For the NBA, each summer is usually filled with teams courting potential stud free agents, some blockbuster trades, and a fair number of questionable "Decision"s.
This summer, however, is not a typical one in the world of professional basketball. The NBA lockout is around a week old, and most fans, including myself, are already resigned to the fact that there probably won't be a season come November.
Seeing as how attempting to explain the lockout will only make me want to cry myself to sleep tonight, let's assume that somehow the owners and players reach an agreement, and we indeed have a season later this year, and enough time to sort out the free agent crop.
I think the best way to describe this crop of free agents would be "Darkonian".
This year's group? Pretty ordinary, kinda like Darko Milicic compared to LeBron James (drafted before him) and Carmelo Anthony (drafted after him).
That being said, let's look at the top playmakers of this year's free agents. Now, when defining "playmaker", I regard it as a player who can create shots for himself as well as others, is typically on the floor during crunch time, and is a guard.