|Top 20 NBA Free Agents of 2011|
|The drama has been replaced by indifference, intrigue by disinterest. Yes, the Summer of LeBron James has given way to the post-lockout frenzy for Nene/Marc Gasol/David West and a bunch of other second-tier players who won't be making any announcements on prime-time television. |
Still, while the list of available free agents isn't heavy on the hardware, there are a few difference-makers in the group. Here's a look at the top 20 free agents* who are up for grabs this offseason. You know, whenever that offseason begins.
Free agency is tentatively set to begin on Dec. 9, after the new collective bargaining agreement is ratified. All salary information was taken from ShamSports.com
*J.R. Smith, Aaron Brooks and Wilson Chandler (previously ranked Nos. 9, 13 and 14 respectively on this list) signed with the Chinese Basketball Association during the lockout. Because they signed deals with no opt-out clauses, they will not be able return to the NBA before the CBA's season ends, in March.