What’s most likely to happen, ideal signings, how mcuh a players worth, discuss it here.
I typed up a small summary of things to look out for:
LeBron James: Knicks, Nets, Chicago, Cleveland, Mavericks all want him. Most coveted player this offseason.
Joe Johnson: Dope player. Could be signed by one of the same teams that want Wade and Bronbron.
Dwayne Wade: Coveted by almost exactly the same teams as LeBron [I haven’t heard anything about Dallas wanting him, and Cleveland].
Chris Bosh: WANTS to play with a premier guard/foreword. This means LeBron, Wade, and to a lesser extent Kobe or Joe Johnson. Allegedly gave the Raptors a list of five teams he’d like to be on so they could work on a sign and trade: Raptors, Knicks, Heat, Lakers, Bulls.
Ray Allen: Probably isn’t expecting a salary as high as the other elite dudes on the market, but the Celtics may not be able to afford him anyway in their need to resign their other free agents.
Amare Stoudemaire: Player option. I not entirely sure which teams want him especially, but he’s a great player who could turn a good team into a contender.
Dirk Nowitzki: If he opts out of his deal like he can. The NBA has to come up with a new Collective Bargaining Agreement aafter next year, which could lower potential NBA salaries, so this could be a good option financially for the German.
Paul Pierce: If he opt out of his deal this year. Same thing as Dirk. If he opts out Boston’s in deep shit.
Below Elite But Still Good: Carlos Boozer, Jermaine O’Neal, Derek Fisher, Manu Ginobli, Channing Frye [player option], Grant Hill [player option]
Old Dudes/Tired Dudes: Shaquille O’Neal, Tracy McGrady, Allen Iverson.
Coaches: Phil Jackson [???], Doc Rivers [???]-- both might leave their teams, not so much to go elsewhere but to have time off/retire. Boston’s in deep shit money wise already, so it’ll be hard to court Rivers. Along with Bryant and Fisher, Phil Jackson’s been the only constant in the Lakers Titles in the past decade. You have to wonder how a potential Jackson departure would hurt the team as a whole and the players individually.
If I missed something or got something wrong feel free to point it out.