NBA Free Agent Power Forward Rankings

Free agency is officially underway.  Four All-Star caliber power forwards hit the market late last night and will be the center of attention for plenty of teams.  Here are my PF rankings including my predictions for where they will sign.

By: David Kay
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Bulls TV Analyst Kendall Gill breaks down Free Agency Prospects

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The NBA free agency season has just begun, and trust me- it will be a hundred times more interesting and exciting than last year’s NBA regular season. I say that without hyperbole.

And if you don’t believe me check out these tweets from Chris Bosh himself, the third most sought after free agent in this class. Bosh posted them right before: “I’ve been watching this clock and it won’t speed up!”

and after: “The time is finally here. Thank you for all the support. I’m nervous, but I’m excited and READY! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!!” open season officially commenced.

And the Chicago Bulls are premier players in this free agency period. Former Bull Kendall Gill was added to Comcast SportsNet’s studio coverage of the Chicago Bulls as analyst prior to the ‘06-‘07 season. He also serves as college basketball analyst for the Big Ten Network.

I recently had an exclusive with Gill where we talked Bulls free agency prospects.

By Paul M. Banks

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NBA Free Agent Shooting Guard Rankings

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Dwyane Wade and Joe Johnson headline a talented class of free agent shooting guards.  The fun begins when the clock strikes midnight on Thursday.  That is when teams can officialliy begin neogtiating with free agents.  The Sports Bank will have it all covered.  You can check out our point guard rankings and off-season team needs pages to get ready for what will undoubtedly be a crazy summer.

By: David Kay
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Rumor: LeBron James and Chris Bosh to Chicago, a Done Deal?

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According to the New York Times, an NBA executive has revealed that the Chicago Bulls have emerged as the favorite to sign LeBron James along with Chris Bosh, who were both teammates during the 2008 Summer Olympics. The NBA executive went as far as to say that it was a “done deal.” However, he wanted to keep his name private, because he was discussing players who are not currently free agents.

If this rumor is true, and is in fact a “done deal,” the Chicago Bulls may be in danger of violating the NBA’s anti-tampering rule. Under this rule, teams are not allowed to start discussions with players until July 1. Until then, LeBron James and Chris Bosh are still technically under contract for their respective teams.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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Raptors Preparing for Life Post-Bosh

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Barring a crazy turnaround or some impressive convincing on management’s part, Chris Bosh will not be returning to Toronto next season.  Now, the Raptors will have to replace their star player in what will be a critical off-season for the franchise’s future.

By: David Kay
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Where Will Chris Bosh Land this Summer?

By: David Kay

While every NBA team with tons of cap space will be targeting LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the main prizes in the much anticipated 2010 off-season, Chris Bosh will not be a terrible plan B.  The Raptors free agent has emerged into one of the most talented and versatile big men in the NBA.  This past season, he set career-highs in points and rebounds per game, and field goal percentage.

While Bosh’s name has been linked to possibly ending up in the same spot as LeBron or D-Wade, Bosh has stated time and time again that he wants to go some place where he can be the alpha dog and not the number two option.  Teams have a decision to make this off-season; put all their eggs in the ‘Bron or Wade sweepstakes and possibly miss out on landing Bosh or make Bosh their number one priority from the get-go to prove he is the player they covet.
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