The start of free agency is always an exciting time for NBA fans. This year, there are some big names available, including LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard.
Teams will court these players, and it will be interesting to see where they end up. There are also rumors that some other top players might be available, so it will be a busy summer for sure.
With the NBA free agency set to start this Thursday 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PST, there are several big names that will be up for grabs. Among the most notable are Zach LaVine, Jalen Brunson, and Deandre Ayton. All three are projected to be significant contributors to whichever team they sign with.
While the exact salary cap for next season isn’t set in stone yet, it is projected to be around $123.6 million, which is a significant increase from last year’s $112 million. This could mean big things for the teams that can land one of these top free agents.
With the NBA free agency period set to begin on July 1, there are few big-name free agents set to hit the market. The Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks are all projected to have the most cap space available, but it is unclear if any of them will spend big money on free agents.
There are a few talented players who could be had for relatively cheap, but it is unlikely that any of them will command a max contract. As a result, it is shaping up to be a relatively quiet summer in the NBA.
Read More: Brazilian starlet Richarlison set to join Tottenham after medical deal agreed