By: HoopsHype | November 13, 2013
1. LeBron James. The four-time MVP and two-time NBA champion is already one of the top players of all time. His decision can potentially alter the landscape of the NBA. Would make a contender out of any NBA team.
2. Carmelo Anthony. With some years left in his prime, Melo will draw massive attention should he decide to leave New York – which is probably an unlikely scenario.
3. Kobe Bryant. Will have to take the first pay cut of his NBA career next summer. Hard to envision Bryant wearing any other jersey, but you never know.
4. Greg Monroe. Has quietly become one of the top centers in the NBA – although losing a lot of games in the process. Big surprise if he doesn’t get the max.
5. Dwyane Wade. Could become a free agent technically, but we pretty much know he’s off limits for any team outside Miami. Star player if health permits.
6. Chris Bosh. Has been a perfect No. 3 guy for the Heat so far. If the three-peat happens and LeBron decides to re-sign, he’s not going anywhere.
7. Luol Deng. Wanted an extension, but Bulls were not interested. Could be on his way out if Nikola Mirotic decides to relocate to Chicago.
8. Dirk Nowitzki. Missed the All-Star Game for the first time in 10 years last season, which may be a sign of things to come.
9. Tim Duncan. Wheels have to fall off at some point, but he just keeps getting it done. Will retire a Spur.
10. Eric Bledsoe. Gets green light for the first time in his career during a contract year. Good timing for a potential star.
11. Gordon Hayward. Utah could end up regretting not signing him to an extension. The athletic and smart Hayward will be in high demand.
15. Pau Gasol. Lakers will pretty much start from scratch next summer and we’ll have to see if Gasol figures on the team’s plans – or the other way around.
17. Paul Pierce. Still going pretty strong 15 years later. Could be looking at his last substantial contract.
18. Andrei Kirilenko. Worth much more than the salary he’s making this year. Should exercise his contract option.
19. Avery Bradley. Will make a lot of money based on his defensive prowress alone. Would make a ton more should he develop into an offensive threat.
20. Kyle Lowry. Gritty and aggressive point guard that must vindicate himself following a so-so first year in Toronto.
21. Shawn Marion. No longer the athletic freak he once was, Marion remains a tremendous defensive player.
22. Danny Granger. Will have to take a backseat to Paul George in Indiana this season, which should decrease his market value.
23. Greivis Vasquez. Will be a much richer man if he can duplicate in Sacramento what he did in New Orleans.
26. Andray Blatche. Too good to be making the minimum, but off-the-court issues are a deterrent to potential suitors.
27. Isaiah Thomas. A new (and improved?) Nate Robinson. Able to score in bunches, but not a great playmaker.
28. Nate Robinson. Puts up numbers and becomes a fan favorite at every stop. Will probably never sign a big contract.
30. Rodney Stuckey. Looked like a future star early in his NBA career, but there hasn’t been much progress in his game lately.
33. DeJuan Blair. Likely to be more of a featured go-to guy in the post in Dallas than he was in San Antonio.
34. Thabo Sefolosha. Long, athletic player that puts a lot of effort defensively and hits open threes at a good rate.
36. Mario Chalmers. Has helped the Heat win titles with big shots in pivotal situations. Playmaking skills are nothing to call home about.
40. Chauncey Billups. If he doesn’t want to play anymore, Billups will not have problems finding a coaching gig.
46. Vince Carter. Wasn’t supposed to be this good at his age. Continues to be an offensive threat in Dallas.
50. Emeka Okafor. There’s a chance we don’t see him on the court this season, which would further hurt his already diminished stock.
51. Patrick Patterson. Shoots with high percentages near the rim and from mid-range. Not much of a rebounder.
53. Marvin Williams. Has been around forever, but Williams is still just 27. NBA career has been pretty underwhelming for a No. 2 pick.
54. Greg Smith. A victim of the Dwight Howard signing. Not likely to receive much playing time this year.
55. Metta World Peace. One of the best defensive players in the last decade. His offense was never as good as he thought it was.
60. Luke Ridnour. Flashy point guard that gets it done with plenty of skill. Better scorer than playmaker.
61. Shane Battier. Will be coveted by contenders looking for leadership, defense and three-point shooting.
69. Aaron Brooks. Quick and talented point guard, but his career has not gone as expected for the last three years.
75. Antawn Jamison. One of the leading active scorers in the NBA. Unlikely to get much burn with the Clippers.
78. Chris Andersen. Dunks and blocks shots. Key for the Heat during the team’s 2013 championship run.
83. Jimmer Fredette. College superstar that has bombed in the NBA so far. His outside shooting will attract suitors.
84. Jordan Crawford. A scorer. Would probably be a superstar overseas for a team where he has green light to shoot.
87. Brian Roberts. Small point guard with great success in Germany. Has opened eyes in the NBA. Has smarts and good shooting skills.
94. Alan Anderson. A star in Europe that has carved a career in the NBA with his long-range shooting.
96. Steve Blake. Intense player with great motor. Has never averaged more than 11 points or 7 assists.