The NBA is looking to get the best free agent players on the market.
Here’s a look at the big names you need to keep an eye on.
Read moreThe biggest names on the free agency marketThis is the time of year when it is imperative for the NBA to make sure the best talent in the league is available for free.
This season, the league has been able to sign a record number of players and their salaries have been paid, while the salary cap has been lifted.
The salary cap was recently increased by a whopping $1.2 billion in order to help teams get better players in return.
Players like Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose will be looking to hit the open market and it is not a stretch to see the players who are looking to re-sign with their current teams, who will be eligible for the 2018-19 NBA Draft.
There are many players that have an immediate and long-term value to their franchises, but it will be important for the league to get their highest-paid players to sign.
This is where it starts to get tricky.
The best free agents can only sign for the right deal and that will be the case this summer.
However, some of the players have signed deals that may be too big and expensive.
Here are the biggest names who are likely to get a look from the NBA this summer:Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook is expected to be one of the top players available this summer and the Oklahoma City Thunder are in the process of making a huge investment in their superstar.
If the Thunder are able to secure the services of Westbrook, he could be a big part of their future, particularly in the frontcourt.
His signing will also give the Thunder a major boost for next season, where they will be competing for a championship.
LeBron James LeBron James has a long and illustrious NBA career.
His career average is 11.5 points per game and he has won multiple championships.
James’ contract is the highest in NBA history, and he is only 31 years old.
LeBron James is currently in the midst of his best season ever, averaging 25.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists.
If James can continue to get to that level and continue to play at a high level for his team, then he could end up being the next superstar to be signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
LeBron is the best player in the world, and his team is currently playing in the NBA Finals.
He is expected be one to watch this summer, as his team would love to have him back for another season.
The Sacramento Kings have one of their best players in DeMarcus Cousins.
If the Kings can bring back Cousins, he would be a huge upgrade to their offense and could help the team go from bad to better.
Kevin DurantKevin Durant is one of those players that has been a hot commodity throughout the NBA.
He has had a phenomenal career and has been considered one of his biggest stars in recent years.
The Golden State Warriors have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons, and Durant would bring a huge boost to their chances of reaching the playoffs.
James HardenJames Harden is one player that has a lot of upside.
The Houston Rockets have a number of young players that they would love for the 2019 NBA Draft, and the player that would help them most would be James Harden.
He’s already a big star, and has the talent to become one of NBA’s best players.
The Thunder would definitely love to land the player who is the next big thing in the game.
DeMarcus CousinsDeMarcus has been one of many players in the 2017 NBA Draft that have been highly coveted by teams.
He may have the biggest contract of the bunch, but that doesn’t mean he can’t improve upon it.
He would be an ideal fit for the Houston Rockets as he would give the Rockets a huge piece to build around in the backcourt.
He’s the best center in the entire NBA, and would definitely help their frontcourt if the Rockets were to sign him.
The Golden State Golden State is currently a team that has struggled to win games this season, and that is not going to change this summer as they will have the chance to make the playoffs and contend for a title.
James Harden is another great option that the Rockets would definitely want to add.
Timberwolves have some of their highest profile free agents on their roster.
If Minnesota can land the superstar guard, they would be one team that can contend for the championship.
The Portland Trail Blazers have a lot to work with with their roster this summer because of the team’s history with the All-Star Game.
They would have a chance to add some of these players, as they have the most assets on the roster and would be able to make a deep playoff run.
Kyrie IrvingKyrie has had an incredible career