They call it free agency because the players are no longer contractually obligated to their current team, but it is anything but free. This summer's free agency period is especially "un-free" because of the looming chance of a lockout and possible work stoppage next summer unless the NBA and Player's Association can agree on a new collective bargaining agreement. Because of this, players are looking to cash in as much as possible. Cases in point:
Even though the 2009 Draft was as top heavy as Pamela Anderson, that doesn't mean that your favorite NBA won't be better next year. That's right it's free agency time and while this year's class is the JV hitting the court before the heavyweight free agent class of 2010, there are some very good players available to put your team on the right track.
Let's take a look at some of the top players available and who could use them if they don't resign: