2010 NBA Free Agents: Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh…

The summer of 2010 will be one of the most memorable in NBA history with many free agents looking for a new home.

2010 Free Agents

2010 Free Agents, Lebron James, Chris Bosh & Dwyane Wade

The biggest name in 2010 Free Agency is the “King” Lebron James, followed by Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson and Ray Allen. A few big name players have early termination options (ETO), this means they can terminate their contracts this summer… Amare Stoudamire, Dirk Nowitzki, Yao Ming, Paul Pierce and Michael Redd. The other top sought after free agents include rebounding machines Carlos Boozer and David Lee.

Many teams like the New York Knicks and Miami Heat have been anticipating this summer. In the past few years many teams have traded for players with expiring contracts and dumping salary. If you look at the list below you could easily see how a team like the Knicks could put together a contender in a single off-season.

Key: (R) restricted free agent, (ETO) early termination option, (P) player option, (T) team option

Top 2010 NBA Free Agents

2010 NBA Free Agents

2010 NBA Free Agents: Dirk Nowitzki, Ray Allen, Amare Stoudamire, Carlos Boozer & Joe Johnson

Atlanta Hawks: Joe Johnson
Boston Celtics: Paul Pierce (ETO)
Boston Celtics: Ray Allen
Cleveland Cavaliers: Lebron James (P)
Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki (ETO)
H0uston Rockets: Yao Ming (ETO)
Memphis Grizzlies: Rudy Gay (R)
Miami Heat: Dwyane Wade(P)
Milwaukee Bucks: Michael Redd (ETO)
New York Knicks: David Lee
Phoenix Suns: Amare Stoudemire (ETO)
Toronto Raptors: Chris Bosh (P)
Utah Jazz: Carlos Boozer

2nd Tier potential difference makers?

Charlotte Bobcats: Tyson Chandler (ETO)
Charlotte Bobcats: Tyrus Thomas (R)
Charlotte Bobcats: Raymond Felton
Chicago Bulls: Hakim Warrick
Denver Nuggets: Kenyon Martin (ETO)
Houston Rockets: Luis Scola (R)
L.A. Clippers: Drew Gooden
Memphis Grizzlies: Ronnie Brewer (R)
Miami Heat: Jermaine O’neal
Milwaukee Bucks: John Salmons
New York Knicks: Al Harrington
Phoenix Suns: Grant Hill (P)
Phoenix Suns: Channing Frye (P)
San Antonio Spurs: Richard Jefferson
Washington Wizards: Josh Howard (T)
Washington Wizards: Mike Miller

Oldies but “potential” goodies… do they have any gas left in the tank?

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2010 Free Agents: Brad Miller, Peja Stojakovic, Shaquille O'neal, Derek Fisher & Tracy McGrady

Atlanta Hawks: Joe Smith
Boston Celtics: Michael Finley
Charlotte Bobcats: Larry Hughes
Chicago Bulls: Brad Miller
Cleveland Cavaliers: Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Cleveland Cavaliers: Shaquille O’Neal
Dallas Mavericks: Tim Thomas
Detroit Pistons: Ben Wallace
Golden State Warriors: Vladimir Radmanovic (ETO)
L.A. Lakers: Derek Fisher
Memphis Grizzlies: Jamal Tinsley
Miami Heat: Udonis Haslem
Miami Heat: Jamaal Magloire
Milwaukee Bucks: Jerry Stackhouse
Milwaukee Bucks: Kurt Thomas
New Orleans Hornets: Peja Stojakovic (ETO)
New York Knicks: Tracy McGrady
Oklahoma City: Etan Thomas
Orlando Magic: Jason Williams
Orlando Magic: Anthony Johnson
Philadelphia 76ers: Allen Iverson
Portland Trailblazers: Juwan Howard
Portland Trailblazers: Joel Przybilla (ETO)

Bargain Shopping for a good bench?

Atlanta Hawks: Josh Childress
Atlanta Hawks: Maurice Evans (P)
Boston Celtics: Tony Allen
Boston Celtics: Marquis Daniels
Boston Celtics: Shelden Williams
Boston Celtics: Nate Robinson
Charlotte Bobcats: Nazr Mohammed (ETO)
Chicago Bulls: Ronald Murray
Cleveland Cavaliers: Sebastian Telfair (P)
Cleveland Cavaliers: Leon Powe (T)
Dallas Mavericks: DeShawn Stevenson (P)
Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea (T)
Dallas Mavericks: Brendan Haywood
Detroit Pistons: Chris Wilcox (P)
Detroit Pistons: Kwame Brown
Golden State Warriors: C.J. Watson
Houston Rockets: Kyle Lowry (R)
Houston Rockets: Jared Jeffries (ETO)
Houston Rockets: Chuck Hayes (T)
Indiana Pacers: Luther Head
Indiana Pacers: Earl Watson
L.A. Clippers: Steve Blake
L.A. Clippers: Rasual Butler
L.A. Clippers: Travis Outlaw
L.A. Lakers: Shannon Brown (P)
L.A. Lakers: Jordan Farmar (R)
Miami Heat: Rafer Alston
Miami Heat: Mario Chalmers (R)
Miami Heat: Carlos Arroyo
Miami Heat: Quentin Richardson
New Jersey Nets: Bobby Simmons
New Jersey Nets: Chris Douglas-Roberts (T)
New York Knicks: Sergio Rodriguez
New York Knicks: Eddy Curry (P)
New York Knicks: Jonathan Bender
New York Knicks: Chris Duhon
Orlando Magic: J.J. Redick (R)
Orlando Magic: Matt Barnes (P)
Philadelphia 76ers: Jason Kapono
Philadelphia 76ers: Willie Green
Phoenix Suns: Louis Amundson
San Antonio Spurs: Roger Mason
Utah Jazz: Kyle Korver
Utah Jazz: Kyrylo Fesenko (R)
Washington Wizards: Randy Foye (R)
Washington Wizards: Shaun Livingston
Washington Wizards: Quinton Ross

Looking Ahead: Top Free Agents in 2011

Atlanta Hawks: Jamal Crawford
Atlanta Hawks: Al Horford (R)
Boston Celtics: Rasheed Wallace (P)
Boston Celtics: Kendrick Perkins
Boston Celtics: Glen Davis
Charlotte Bobcats: Boris Diaw (P)
Chicago Bulls: Joakim Noah (R)
Cleveland Cavaliers: Jamario Moon
Cleveland Cavaliers: Anthony Parker
Cleveland Cavaliers: Delonte West
Cleveland Cavaliers: Mo Williams (ETO)
Dallas Mavericks: Erick Dampier
Dallas Mavericks: Caron Butler
Denver Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony (ETO)
Denver Nuggets: Nene Hilario (ETO)
Denver Nuggets: J.R. Smith
Detroit Pistons: Tayshaun Prince
Detroit Pistons: Rodney Stuckey (R)
Golden State Warriors: Kelenna Azubuike
Golden State Warriors: Ronny Turiaf (P)
Houston Rockets: Shane Battier
Houston Rockets: Aaron Brooks (R)
Indiana Pacers: Mike Dunleavy Jr.
Indiana Pacers: T.J. Ford
Indiana Pacers: Jeff Foster
Indiana Pacers: Troy Murphy
L.A. Lakers: Sasha Vujacic
Memphis Grizzlies: Zach Randolph
Memphis Grizzlies: Marc Gasol (R)
Memphis Grizzlies: Mike Conley (R)
Minnesota Timberwolves: Corey Brewer (R)
New Jersey Nets: Yi Jianlian (R)
New Orleans Hornets: David West (ETO)
New York Knicks: Wilson Chandler (R)
Oklahoma Thunder: Kevin Durant (R)
Oklahoma Thunder: Jeff Green (R)
Philadelphia 76ers: Samuel Dalembert
Philadelphia 76ers: Thaddeus Young
Phoenix Suns: Goran Dragic (T)
Phoenix Suns: Jared Dudley (R)
Phoenix Suns: Leandro Barbosa (P)
Phoenix Suns: Jason Richardson
Portland Trailblazers: Greg Oden (R)
Sacramento Kings: Carl Landry
San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan (ETO)
San Antonio Spurs: Tony Parker
Toronto Raptors: Marco Belinelli
Utah Jazz: Andrei Kirilenko
Utah Jazz: C.J. Miles
Utah Jazz: Ronnie Price
Washington Wizards: Al Thornton

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8 Comments

  1. Quinn says:

    Who’s your top 10 2010 Free Agents?

    My Top 10:
    1. LeBron James
    2. Dirk Nowitzki
    3. Chris Bosh
    4. Dwyane Wade
    5. Paul Pierce
    6. Carlos Boozer
    7. Amare Stoudemire
    8. Joe Johnson
    9. David Lee
    10. Michael Redd

  2. Andrew says:

    What?! Amare should be number 2!

  3. ousaine says:

    1. LeBron James
    2.Dwyane Wade
    3. Chris Bosh
    4.yao ming
    5.Amarie stoudemire
    6.Dirk Nowitzki
    7.Paul peirce
    8.Carlos boozer
    9.joe Johnson
    10.David lee

  4. Hi – nice write-up. So I have finally come to terms with this entre ridiculous LBJ situation. What a joke! First, Lebron pretends his elbow is hurt and quits in the playoffs so that nobody is surprised when he’s done. Then he makes a total circus out of everything to the point of annoying the entire country. Then he gets on TV in front of the entire country to stab his hometown fans backs for an hour, all while pissing off all other big cities except Miami, just to try to win on Dwayne Wade’s team! Talk about stupid marketing! Anyhow, slick blog – I’m subscribed to your RSS feed now so thanks again!

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