The NBA season has already reached the half of the 82 games to be played. This year will be a much intense playoff and finals battle with both conferences stepping the ante as they go to the final half of the season. There isn’t much hype or noises lately but this is what we called the calm before the storm. Expect a lot of trades and key season free agents signing because the teams are looking forward to a busier summer with three top players in the market the reigning MVP Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The three would be quick to negotiate but here comes the most interesting part, after the three there are a handful of quality players also available in the market starting from Joe Johnson, Ray Allen, Shaquille O’neal, Marcus Camby, Jermaine O’neal, Rudy Gay, Amare Stoudemire, Dirk Nowitzki, David Lee, Al Harrington, Manu Ginobili and Carlos Boozer. There would be one or two who would sign back to their respective teams but there would be a big re-shuffling after this summer.
The Heat is trying to sign their franchise player Dwyane Wade back but unless they sign another key player that could make the Heat a playoff contender team, Wade will look for bigger options. Miami can persuade Chris Bosh to join Wade or Amare Stoudemire to make up their post presence to provide another option for their offense but if they would sign Wade they would be losing a bigger chunk of their salary cap which could only deal a lesser caliber player than Bosh and Stoudemire unless they could deal some good trades before this season ends but none the less they could get a Ben Wallace or a Marcus Camby who could really help them in the defensive side.
Lebron James will be the top player available in this summer’s free agency and the Cavaliers will do everything to sign him back. His team is currently on the top standings but the Knicks and the New Jersey Nets are trying to lure him with bigger contracts this summer. James is a winner and he wants a team who could really take him all the way to a championship ring and the Knicks or the Nets are right now struggling in the Eastern conference. In the end it all boils down to James decision. Morally Basketball is about loyalty and sharing the happiness to fans who supported you right from the beginning but practically it’s also about money after all basketball is business. So James would have a hard decision this summer it’s either his back to his red and blue jersey or a starring role in the Mecca of basketball in the Madison Garden.
From the three Chris Bosh is the likely player who will be playing on another team. Bosh is looking forward and not looking back with the Raptors. He is a good double-double player who could really score and rebound the ball pretty well. He has an array of moves and a good post-up forward who can also play the center position. The Raptors is a good team but they are still not a playoff contender team. They are young and inconsistent but still a very versatile team who failed to maximize their full potential. Bosh will be trying his luck on other teams who could give him the feel of a championship contending team but unless the Raptors will sign another marquee player who could give them stability Bosh will be trying his luck in free agency.
There are still 4 months before NBA will celebrate its busiest summer but the hype and anticipation is seemingly increasing by day… Hey it’s the NBA this is where amazing happens…