NBA Free Agency: Final Free Agent Predictions
With NBA free agency getting underway on Friday, our staff makes their final predictions on where the top free agents will land.
Headlined by Kevin Durant and LeBron James, the free agent field this summer is full of big names and quality talent that could change the landscape of the NBA.
For the Mavericks, the talk has surrounded Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley while still trying to figure out what to do with Chandler Parsons. With high hopes of landing a big free agent once again, Dallas could find themselves missing out once again on everyone.
With many speculations and rumors over the past couple of weeks, a portion of our staff makes their final predictions of where the top 20 free agents will land.
*LeBron James and Andre Drummond were the only top free agents we left off the list as they are expected to remain with their current teams.
Some notes from our predictions:
*All of us are unified in thinking that Kevin Durant will stay in Oklahoma City for at least one more year.
*On the Dallas front, three of us believe that Mike Conley will be a Maverick while three of us believe the same about Hassan Whiteside. With Kohl and I differentiating on the two.
*For Chandler Parsons, Orlando, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles got votes, but none of us predict him back in Dallas next season.
*Jeremy Lin, Marvin Williams, Dwight Howard, and Harrison Barnes were the only players we all had four different predictions for.
*Besides Durant, there are only three players we unanimously agree on their free agent destination (Wade, Gasol, and Batum).
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With the increased cap hike this summer, predicting where free agents could land over the offseason is as hard as ever entering the final few days before July 1st.
With Dallas sitting back with around $60 million in cap space, the history of the franchise could be altered over the course of the weekend…for the better or worse.