Those who have been observing the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks, among others, maneuver to create salary-cap space already have heard about "the Summer of LeBron." That's 2010, the year LeBron James can opt out of his contract with the Cavs.
But the offseason of 2010 is not just the Summer of LeBron. It's also the Summer of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen,
Tyson Chandler, Manu Ginobili, Richard Jefferson, Joe Johnson, Tracy McGrady,
Yao Ming, Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Redd, each of whom can become an unrestricted free agent in 2010.
And that's not to mention all the restricted free agents, as you can see below.
Of course, not all of these players will reach free agency. But some will, which is why we're already hearing buzz about the summer 2010.
Take a look and see whom your team could lose or which players it might ink in '10.
Key: ETO = Early Termination Option; P = Player Option; T = Team Option