Top 20 2013 NBA free agents

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The 2013 group of NBA free agents is a lot deeper and more talented than last year’s crop.  Star players like Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, and Josh Smith will be available this summer and there are several teams that have put themselves in position to make some major splashes in free agency.  Here is a look at the Top 20 NBA free agents for this off-season.

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Will the New York Knicks be able to re-sign Jeremy Lin?

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Linsanity flooded the sports world this past NBA season as Jeremy Lin brought a fresh of breath air to the New York Knicks franchise.  At the top of the Knicks’ off-season questions; will they be able to re-sign Lin and build off their strong play late in the year?

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2011 NBA Free Agent Shooting Guard Rankings

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With the NBA Lockout coming to an end, we now know that teams can start signing free agents on December 9th.  Like the NFL experienced once their lockout ended, there will be a frenzy period for teams to fill out rosters with the season tipping off on Christmas.

With the new labor agreement, there are some changes to NBA free agency.  A player can only receive a four-year maximum deal (five-year deal if they re-sign with their current team) and beginning in the 2013-14 season, teams will start receiving a harsher luxury tax penalty if they exceed the salary cap.  Teams will now only have three days to match an offer sheet for one of their restricted free agents.  Also, some names will be added to free agency after teams decide which players will be released under the one-time amnesty clause option.

With the salary cap expected to be around $58 million, half of the teams will under that number and have room to sign free agents.  Check out the bottom of the page to see which teams have space and how much.

Here is a look at the top free agent power forwards, where they might sign, and what kind of payday they will receive.

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2011 NBA Free Agent Shooting Guard Rankings

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The 2011 NBA free agency period is very much in limbo with the potential of a lockout looming.  The rules of the game can completely change in terms of how long/how much a player’s contract can be depending on what is agreed upon by the owners and players association.  Regardless of what happens, here are my rankings for the free agent shooting guards this off-season and where they could possibly end up once all the dust is settled.

By: David Kay

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