This year's free agent class could potentially feature the Miami Heat trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, plus New York Knicks high-scoring forward Carmelo Anthony if they all opt-out of their contracts in the next few weeks.
"We're always aggressive," Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said to USA Today. "That's just in our owner's makeup, whether it's adding Clyde (Drexler in 1995) to an already-championship team to adding (Charles) Barkley on a team (in 1996) that might have been just as good as their championship teams but came up short, to obviously doing moves for Tracy McGrady and then James Harden. Our owner has got aggressiveness in his DNA, and obviously I'm at the tip of his spear."
NBA free agents can negotiate with teams starting July 1, but can't sign until the mandatory moratorium ends July 10, after which time the league and the NBPA help structure the salary cap for the upcoming season.