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2009 Free Agent Class - Overlooked and Forgotten?

Posted on: January 21, 2009 11:12 am
 

I know we are all focused on 2010 when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh become free agents and the rumours that are swirling around with that, but what about next years class? looking over the list i see a lot of pieces that many teams would love to have, so, the question is do you think this season's batch of free agents will be pretty much ignored or will there be a flurry of trades and deals to secure some of these guys before 2010 which, in my opinion, is really a three team race right now.

Here is the list

Hawks -Josh Childress, Solomon Jones, Marvin Williams
Mike Bibby, Zaza Pachulia
 

 

 

Celtics - Glen Davis, Leon Powe
Eddie House (P)
 

 

Bobcats - Shannon Brown, Jermareo Davidson, Raymond Felton, Ryan Hollins, Sean May

 

 

Aaron Gray,Drew Gooden
 

 

 

Cavaliers - Lance Allred, Tarence Kinsey
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (ETO), Damon Jones, Joe Smith, Eric Snow, Wally Szczerbiak, Billy Thomas, Anderson Varejao (P)
 


Mavericks - Brandon Bass, Gerald Green, Eddie Jones, Jason Kidd, Keith McLeod, James Singleton
 

 

 

Nuggets -Linas Kleiza
Chris Andersen, Anthony Carter, Steven Hunter (ETO), Allen Iverson, Dahntay Jones
 

 

Pistons - Will Bynum (T), Jason Maxiell, Check Samb
Kwame Brown (P), Richard Hamilton (ETO), Rasheed Wallace
 

 

 

Warriors - C.J. Watson
Al Harrington (P)
 

 

Rockets - Mike Harris, Luther Head
Ron Artest, Ron Francis
 

 

 

Pacers - Danny Granger, Jarrett Jack, Josh McRoberts
Maceo Baston, Marquis Daniels (T), Travis Diener (P), Jeff Foster, Stephen Graham, Rasho Nesterovic
 

 

Clippers - Ricky Davis (P), Steve Novak, Brian Skinner
Jason Hart
 

 

 

Lakers - Coby Karl
Trevor Ariza, Kobe Bryant (ETO), Chris Mihm, Lamar Odom
 

 

Grizzlies - Juan Carlos Navarro, Hakim Warrick
Antoine Walker (ETO)
 

 

 

Heat - Stephane Lasme, Joel Anthony
Mark Blount (ETO), Shawn Marion
 

 

Bucks - Ramon Sessions, Charlie Villanueva
Malik Allen (P), Tyronn Lue, Desmond Mason
 

 

 

Timberwolves - Rashad McCants
Calvin Booth, Jason Collins
 

 

Nets - Nenad Krstic
Trenton Hassell (ETO), Jarvis Hayes (T), Stromile Swift
 

 

 

Hornets - Melvin Ely, Mike James (P)
 

 

 

Knicks - David Lee, Nate Robinson
Jamal Crawford (ETO), Eddy Curry (ETO), Jerome James (P), Stephon Marbury, Quentin Richardson (ETO), Malik Rose
 

 

Thunder - Johan Petro
Adrian Griffin, Chris Wilcox, Damien Wilkins (ETO), Donyell Marshall
 

 

 

Maqic - Marcin Gortat
Keith Bogans, Brian Cook (P), Adonal Foyle, Anthony Johnson (P), Hedo Turkoglu (ETO)
 

 

76ers - Royal Ivey (P), Andre Miller, Kareem Rush
 

 

 

Suns - D.J. Strawberry
Matt Barnes, Grant Hill

 

 

Trail Blazers - Ike Diogu, Channing Frye, Martell Webster
Raef LaFrentz

 

 

Kings - Bobby Brown (P), Francisco Garcia
Shareef Abdur-Rahim (ETO), Bobby Jackson
 

 

 

Spurs - Ime Udoko, Jacque Vaughn

 

 

Raptors - Carlos Delfino, Joey Graham, Jamario Moon, Will Solomon
Jermaine O'Neal (P), Anthony Parker

 

 

Jazz - Paul Millsap, Kyrylo Fesenko (T)
Carlos Boozer (P), Jarron Collins, Brevin Knight, Kyle Korver (ETO), Mehmet Okur (ETO), Ronnie Price

 

 

Wizards - Etan Thomas (ETO)

Comments

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 12:23 pm
 

2009 Free Agent Class - Overlooked and Forgotten?

sorry about the list, i have found one much more up to date. the point i was making was that this year will be a very solid free agent market and that it is not mentioned that much with the LeBron James Dwyane Wade Chris Bosh sweepstakes winding up for next season. Some teams are going to make some pretty solid upgrades with this years FA's.

okay, here is the latest list i could find

2009

Hawks RESTRICTED
Thomas Gardner
Othello Hunter
Mario West
Josh Childress
Solomon Jones
Marvin Williams

UNRESTRICTED
Zaza Pachulia
Mike Bibby
Ronald Murray

Celtics RESTRICTED
Glen Davis
Leon Powe

UNRESTRICTED
Sam Cassell
Eddie House (P)

2009

Bobcats RESTRICTED
Shannon Brown
Raymond Felton
Sean May
Sean Singletary (T)

UNRESTRICTED
Juwan Howard

2009

Bulls RESTRICTED
Aaron Gray

UNRESTRICTED
Drew Gooden
Ben Gordon
Michael Ruffin
Cedric Simmons
Lindsey Hunter

2009

Cavaliers RESTRICTED
None

UNRESTRICTED
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (ETO)
Eric Snow
Wally Szczerbiak
Anderson Varejao (P)
Lorenzen Wright

2009

Mavericks RESTRICTED
Ryan Hollins

UNRESTRICTED
Brandon Bass
Devean George (P)
Gerald Green
Jason Kidd
James Singleton

2009

Nuggets RESTRICTED
Linas Kleiza
Johan Petro

UNRESTRICTED
Chris Andersen
Anthony Carter
Steven Hunter (ETO)
Dahntay Jones

2009

Pistons RESTRICTED
Alex Acker (T)
Walter Herrmann
Will Bynum (T)

UNRESTRICTED
Kwame Brown (P)
Allen Iverson
Antonio McDyess
Rasheed Wallace

2009

Warriors RESTRICTED
Rob Kurz
C.J. Watson

UNRESTRICTED
Jamal Crawford (ETO)
Marcus Williams

2009

Rockets RESTRICTED
Luther Head

UNRESTRICTED
Ron Artest
Dikembe Mutombo
Von Wafer

2009

Pacers RESTRICTED
Jarrett Jack
Josh McRoberts

UNRESTRICTED
Maceo Baston
Marquis Daniels (T)
Travis Diener (P)
Stephen Graham
Rasho Nesterovic

2009

Clippers RESTRICTED
Steve Novak
Cheikh Samb

UNRESTRICTED
Ricky Davis (P)
Jason Hart
Fred Jones
Brian Skinner (P)

2009

Lakers RESTRICTED
None

UNRESTRICTED
Trevor Ariza
Kobe Bryant (ETO)
Chris Mihm
Lamar Odom

2009

Grizzlies RESTRICTED
Juan Carlos Navarro
Hakim Warrick

UNRESTRICTED
Steve Francis
Quinton Ross

2009


Heat RESTRICTED
Joel Anthony
Yakhouba Diawara (P)
Chris Quinn (P)

UNRESTRICTED
Mark Blount (ETO)
Jamaal Magloire
Shawn Marion

2009

Bucks RESTRICTED
Ersan Ilyasova
Ramon Sessions
Charlie Villanueva

UNRESTRICTED
Malik Allen (P)
Tyronn Lue
Francisco Elson (P)
Damon Jones

2009

Timberwolves RESTRICTED
Rashad McCants

UNRESTRICTED
Calvin Booth
Rodney Carney
Jason Collins
Kevin Ollie

2009

Nets RESTRICTED

UNRESTRICTED
Maurice Ager
Trenton Hassell (ETO)
Jarvis Hayes (T)
Stromile Swift

2009
Hornets RESTRICTED
None

UNRESTRICTED
Ryan Bowen
Devin Brown (P)
Melvin Ely
Sean Marks

2009

Knicks RESTRICTED
David Lee
Nate Robinson

UNRESTRICTED
Eddy Curry (ETO)
Al Harrington (P)
Jerome James (P)
Stephon Marbury
Quentin Richardson (ETO)
Malik Rose

2009

Thunder RESTRICTED


UNRESTRICTED
Chris Wilcox
Damien Wilkins (ETO)
Desmond Mason
Mouhamed Sene
Joe Smith
Robert Swift

2009

Magic RESTRICTED
Marcin Gortat
Jeremy Richardson

UNRESTRICTED
Keith Bogans
Brian Cook (P)
Adonal Foyle
Anthony Johnson (P)
Hedo Turkoglu (ETO)
Mike Wilks

2009

76ers RESTRICTED
None

UNRESTRICTED
Royal Ivey (P)
Donyell Marshall
Andre Miller
Theo Ratliff
Kareem Rush

2009

Suns RESTRICTED
Louis Amundson (T)

UNRESTRICTED
Matt Barnes
Grant Hill

2009

Trail Blazers RESTRICTED
Ike Diogu
Channing Frye

UNRESTRICTED
Raef LaFrentz
Shavlik Randolph

2009

Kings RESTRICTED
Bobby Brown (P)

UNRESTRICTED
Quincy Douby
Bobby Jackson
Shelden Williams

2009

Spurs RESTRICTED
None

UNRESTRICTED
Michael Finley (P)
Ime Udoka
Jacque Vaughn

2009

Raptors RESTRICTED
Carlos Delfino
Joey Graham
Jamario Moon
Will Solomon

UNRESTRICTED
Jermaine O'Neal (P)
Anthony Parker
Jake Voskuhl

2009

Jazz RESTRICTED
Paul Millsap
Kyrylo Fesenko (T)

UNRESTRICTED
Morris Almond
Carlos Boozer (P)
Jarron Collins
Brevin Knight
Kyle Korver (ETO)
Mehmet Okur (ETO)
Ronnie Price

2009

Washington RESTRICTED
None

UNRESTRICTED
Juan Dixon
Mike James (P)
Etan Thomas (ETO)




Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 9:17 am
 

2009 Free Agent Class - Overlooked and Forgotten?

Very nice write up in-deed... what remains to be seen is which players are smart enough to take some good $$ (not great bucks)

and get themselves on a good team with playoff and championship potential?? Some guys are in it just for the $$, other play to win and want to win... time will tell but the smart ones might be the guys who make to move to better a team and not just their own bank accounts...

 

Hell it happened in Boston, part was a trade and the other was some good commen sense being used by some old pros.

 

 




Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2009 12:02 pm
 

2009 Free Agent Class - Overlooked and Forgotten?

this is a WAY old list though... danny granger signed a 5 or 6 year extension before the season, jeff foster signed a 3 year extension, iverson is with DET, harrington is with the knicks, joe smith is in OKC, etc etc.




Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2009 11:34 am
 

2009 Free Agent Class - Overlooked and Forgotten?

Very nice write up. It'll be interesting to see where some of these free agents sign.


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