With the dreadful NBA lockout over, we can finally focus on watching our favorite teams bid on free agents and build towards the 2011-12 season.
With very little time between the free-agent signing period and actual season opener, we are likely to witness a cluster of blockbuster deals and signings to keep us all on our toes.
As far as this free-agent pool goes, there are not a lot of star players. However, on second glance it's clear there are plenty of young players with the potential to bud into household names for fans.
Let's look at some of these players and what they can bring to some lucky teams.