This 2011 free agency class isn't as storied as the 2010 class in terms of the amount of superstars that could be on the move, but it does carry a great deal of importance as a number of these players that change their locations could change the outlook on their franchise for many years to come.
Each organization will have to take the 2012 free agency class into account as well with so many superstars, All-Stars and veterans set to play the field which makes the 2011 free agency period so much more important when considering that a number of key role players could be signed in order to keep a specific player at home.
There are a few organizations out there who could be making or breaking their franchise in the coming weeks as they'll be hit with key decisions that could effect the outcome of their team in the future. The five players that are mentioned in this piece will need to be observed over the course of the looming free agency period as their potential signings could bring about benefits to one team and mediocrity and obscurity to another.
Make sure to take a look at these five free agents over the next few weeks as their decisions will be greatly affecting the franchise that they're with now and the franchise they could be with at the beginning of the season.