Well, so much for the offseason. The NBA season ended just a week ago and we're already loaded with news about the draft and free agency. The draft is coming up on Thursday and we'll be blurbing every player selected on our Player News page and break it down what it could mean his new team. You can also check back for tons of columns this offseason to track all off the fantasy and non-fantasy stories this summer.
We're looking at a fairly deep free agency group this summer, so I thought it would be cool to rank all of them. The following is a list of the entire 2014 free agency class. Any player who played last year and even has a chance of being a free agent is on this list. Even if they have said they're going to opt in on their deals, they're still on there. For instance, Amare Stoudemire is opting in on his early termination option (ETO), but he's still on the list.
The rankings are more or less based on which players I'd want on my team. I have an affinity to 3-point shooting and defense, so those two attributes will help a guy move up the rankings. Plus, youth also gets a huge bump because some players haven't shown their ceilings yet. Well, here we go:
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(Updates on status are provided in bold)
1. LeBron James (ETO, Reportedly opted out) - He can do whatever he wants. If LeBron actually looks to join another team, that team would instantly become a championship contender. There is no other player on this list that even comes close to that. He’s not going anywhere, though.