LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh. Those are just few of the names surrounding all the hype around the 2010 NBA free agent class.
The Knicks recently shipped Jamal Crawford to the Warriors and Zach Randolph to the Clippers in order to clear cap space; they are showing an early sign that they will be chasing after LeBron James in the 2010 offseason. They have also been rumored to be pursuing Chris Bosh along with LeBron to form the best duo in the league.
Here are the big unrestricted free agents in 2010 and how old they will be that offseason:
LeBron James (25 Years Old)
Chris Bosh (26 Years Old)
Dwyane Wade (28 Years Old)
Amare Stoudemire (28 Years Old)
Dirk Nowiztki (32 Years Old)
Yao Ming (30 Years Old)
Paul Pierce (33 Years Old)
Tracy McGrady (31 Years Old)
Michael Redd (31 Years Old)
Josh Howard (30 Years Old)
Manu Ginobili (33 Years Old)
Joe Johnson (29 Years Old)
Ray Allen (35 Years Old)
Steve Nash (36 Years Old)
Shaquille O'Neal (38 Years Old)
TJ Ford (27 Years Old)
All those players are great players. But, players like Nowiztki, Wade, Pierce, and Ginobili are highly unlikely to sign with other teams. The Mavs will most likely resign Dirk because he is their franchise player. The Heat will not let their superstar go. Pierce will stay with the franchise that he has been with his whole career.
Ginobili is going to stay with the Spurs because they have no reason not resigning him, as he has been with them for the last three championship teams. So, take those players out and it turns to a good free agent class.
Also, players like Allen, Nash, Shaq, and others will be in their mid thirties and past their primes.
Honestly, I am sick and tired of watching NBA analysts and other people on TV going on and on about LeBron going to the Knicks. It is just a free agent class with many good players, not the second coming of Christ.