A Look at the 2010 Free Angency Class

The 2010 free agency is said to be the best free agent class ever. Guys like Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade headline the free agency, but their are many more solid players that will be free on July 1st. Here is a list of all of the free agents in 2010:

Boston Celtics
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Ray Allen, Tony Allen, Marquis Daniels, Lester Hudson, Marcus Landry, Paul Pierce (P), Nate Robinson, Brian Scalabrine, Shelden Williams

New Jersey Nets
Restricted: Josh Boone
Unrestricted: Tony Battie, Chris Douglas-Roberts (T), Trenton Hassel, Jarvis Hayes, Chris Quinn, Bobby Simmons

New York Knicks
Restricted: Sergio Rodriguez
Unrestricted: Eddy Curry (P), Chris Duhon, J.R. Giddens, Eddie House, Tracy McGrady, David Lee, Cuttino Mobley (retired), Toney Douglas

Philadelphia 76ers
Restricted: None
Unrestricted:Francisco Elson, Allen Iverson, Rodney Carney

Toronto Raptors
Restricted: Roko Ukic (P)
Unrestricted: Chris Bosh (P), Quincy Douby, Amir Johnson, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Rasho Nesterovic, Patrick O’Bryant

Chicago Bulls
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Devin Brown, Aaron Gray, Lindsey Hunter, Jerome James, Acie Law, Brad Miller, Jannero Pargo, Ronald Murray, Anthony Roberson, Hakim Warrick

Cleveland Cavaliers
Restricted: Jawad Williams
Unrestricted: LeBron James (P), Tarence Kinsey, Shaquille O’Neal, Leon Powe (T), Sebastian Telfair (T)

Detroit Pistons
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Chucky Atkins, Kwame Brown, Fabricio Oberto, Will Bynum, Walter Sharpe, Rodney Stuckey (T), Ben Wallace

Indiana Pacers
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Travis Diener, T.J. Ford (P), Luther Head, Josh McRoberts (T), Earl Watson

Milwaukee Bucks
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey, Michael Redd (P), Luke Ridnour, Jerry Stackhouse, Kurt Thomas, Roko Ukic

Atlanta Hawks
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Maurice Evans (P), Othello Hunter, Joe Johnson, Randolph Morris, Joe Smith, Mario West, Marvin Williams

Charlotte Bobcats
Restricted: Tyrus Thomas
Unrestricted: Tyson Chandler (P), Raymond Felton, Stephen Graham, Nazr Mohammed (P), Theo Ratliff

Miami Heat
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Joel Anthony, Carlos Arroyo, Mario Chalmers (T), Yakhouba Diawara, Udonis Haslem, Jermaine O’Neal, Jamaal Magloire, Quentin Richardson, Dwyane Wade (P), Dorell Wright

Orlando Magic
Restricted: J.J. Redick
Unrestricted: Adonal Foyle, Anthony Johnson, Jason Williams

Washington Wizards
Restricted: Randy Foye
Unrestricted: Earl Boykins, Javaris Crittenton, Mike James, Mike Miller, Fabricio Oberto, James Singleton

Denver Nuggets
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Malik Allen, Anthony Carter, Joey Graham, Kenyon Martin (P), Johan Petro

Minnesota Timberwolves
Restricted: Nathan Jawai
Unrestricted: Chucky Atkins, Mark Blount, Antonio Daniels, Darko Milicic, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Oleksiy Pecherov, Alando Tucker, Damien Wilkins

Oklahoma City Thunder
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Ryan Bowen, Matt Harpring (retired), Nenad Krstic (P), Kevin Ollie, Etan Thomas

Portland Trail Blazers
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Marcus Camby, Juwan Howard, Joel Przybilla (P)

Utah Jazz
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Carlos Boozer, Kyrylo Fesenko, Sundiata Gaines, Kyle Korver, Wesley Matthews

Golden State Warriors
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Raja Bell, Speedy Claxton, Devean George, Chris Hunter, Cartier Martin, Vladimir Radmanovic (P), Anthony Tolliver, C.J. Watson

Los Angeles Clippers
Restricted: Mardy Collins
Unrestricted: Steve Blake, Bobby Brown, Rasual Butler, Drew Gooden, Travis Outlaw, Kareem Rush, Brian Skinner, Craig Smith

Los Angeles Lakers
Restricted: Adam Morrison, Jordan Farmar
Unrestricted: Shannon Brown (P), Derek Fisher, D.J. Mbenga, Josh Powell

Phoenix Suns
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Louis Amundson, Grant Hill (P), Channing Frye (P), Amar’e Stoudemire (P)

Sacramento Kings
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Jon Brockman, Larry Hughes, Carl Landry (T), Sean May, Dominic McGuire, Kenny Thomas, Ime Udoka

Dallas Mavericks
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: J.J. Barea (T), Greg Buckner, Brendan Haywood, Dirk Nowitzki (P), Tim Thomas

Houston Rockets
Restricted: Hilton Armstrong, Kyle Lowry
Unrestricted: Brian Cook, Chuck Hayes (T), Yao Ming (P), Luis Scola

Memphis Grizzlies
Restricted: Ronnie Brewer, Rudy Gay
Unrestricted: Steven Hunter, Jamaal Tinsley, Marcus Williams

New Orleans Hornets
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Ike Diogu, Aaron Gray, Sean Marks, Darius Songaila (P)

San Antonio Spurs
Restricted: None
Unrestricted: Keith Bogans, Matt Bonner, Michael Finley, Marcus Haislip, Manu Ginobili, Roger Mason, Ian Mahinmi

Looking at the Los Angeles Lakers situation, Shannon Brown will probably opt out of contract because he is due to get 2.1 million next season which is under the league average (5.9 million) and he feels he is a average player or more. They have a decisons to make with Jordan Farmer and Derek Fisher. I could see them letting Farmer go and leaving it up to Fish if he wants to retire or come back for another year. If they loose Farmer, Fisher and Brown they will need to sign some guards in free agency. Raymond Felton could be a great guy to sign for a starting role. As for the bench they could use J.J Redick for a shooter, but that will be a hard get since he will want a good amount of money with his improved play this year. There has been a lot of Rumors of a sign and trade with Chris Bosh and Andrew Bynum. I don’t think the Lakers will do that because Bosh is not a pure center and either is Pau Gasol. As for Adam Morrison, D.J Mbenga, and Josh Powell they will probably all not be with the Lakers next season and that will free up some cap space to sign a pretty good player. The Lakers have some tough decisions to make this off season, and could potentially have a new starting point guard in the 2010-11 season.

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