November 20, 2008
Top Potential 2010 Unrestricted Free Agents
This list includes players who can decline player options (PO) as well as players who can exercise early termination options (ETO) in their contracts and become unrestricted free agents (UFA) in the summer of 2010.
Player Team Position Current Age '10 Status Skinny
LeBron James Cavs Forward 23 PO Will face another question or 100 on plans.
Dwyane Wade Heat Guard 26 PO Seems to be regaining NBA Finals MVP form.
Chris Bosh Raptors Forward 24 PO Hot '08-09 start suggests MVP-type season.
T.J. Ford Pacers Guard 25 PO Solid PG starter; has history of neck injuries.
Yao Ming Rockets Center 28 ETO "Health permitting" caveat is always in place.
Amare Stoudemire Suns Forward 26 ETO Made All-NBA first team last season.
Dirk Nowitzki Mavs Forward 30 ETO '07 MVP indeed plans to opt out after '09-10.
Paul Pierce Celtics Forward 31 ETO Hard to see NBA Finals hero leaving Boston.
Michael Redd Bucks Guard 29 ETO Five consecutive seasons of at least 21 ppg.
Richard Jefferson Bucks Forward 28 ETO Career average of 17.4 ppg, 47.4 FG%.
Tyson Chandler Hornets Center 26 ETO Great fit catching Chris Paul's alley-oops.
Steve Nash Suns Guard 34 UFA Two-time MVP wants to play through '11-12.
Tracy McGrady Rockets Guard 29 UFA Production dipping as the injuries pile up.
Manu Ginobili Spurs Guard 31 UFA Great resume; aggressiveness has taken toll.
Joe Johnson Hawks Guard 27 UFA Back-to-back All-Star berths for strong scorer.
Ray Allen Celtics Guard 33 UFA Closing in on Reggie Miller's threes record.
Shaquille O'Neal Suns Center 36 UFA Has talked about retiring after '09-10 season.
Mike Miller Timberwolves Guard 28 UFA Shooter averaged 16+ ppg last two seasons.
Marcus Camby Nuggets Center 34 UFA Brittle, but five seasons in a row of 10+ rpg.
Brad Miller Kings Center 32 UFA Rare undrafted player who has been All-Star.

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