FHM Nation, isang linggo na lang! One of the most anticipated free agent classes in recent NBA memory is set to hit the open market this coming July 1, with marquee names such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwyane Wade headlining this year's crop of superstar talent. Can you imagine any of these guys jumping ship and ditching their current jerseys? Because we reckon most of them will!
For starters, Anthony already drew first blood by opting out on the final year of his current contract with the New York Knicks, which means he is now free to test the market and switch teams this offseason!
The greatest player on the planet also made the same decision yesterday, opting out of his contract and more than $40 million owed him by the Miami Heat. The LeBron Lottery begins anew!
Do you know what this means? Every single NBA team out there are now formulating a specific plan to woo the LeBron and Melo and the rest of their fellow free agents. Good luck with that, right?
Securing a player of Melo and LBJ's caliber is easier said than done, but after hours of research and a thorough consultation with league experts, we now know what all NBA teams must do to land the services of these star players. Read on to know more!
Numbers: 27.1 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 6.1 APG
What teams must do to land his services: Winning a third ring is LeBron's primary mission in life, but stopping people from making fun of his receding hairline comes at a close second. We say sign Brian Cardinal to a 10-day contract and trade whichever player necessary to acquire Lakers big man Chris Kaman—neither can bring you a championship, but they can totally shoulder the hairline jokes on LeBron's behalf. #badumtss
Carmelo Anthony, SF
Numbers: 27.4 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 3.1 APG
What teams must do to land his services: Teams should take notice of the fact that he's now willing to pass...at a $23 million payday from the Knicks. At this point in his career, the number of field goal attempts matters more to him than the number of millions written on his next contract. Melo will not settle for anything less than a team that will allow him to be as trigger-happy as he wants, so Lakers, don't even think about it.
Rudy Gay, SF
Numbers: 20.0 PPG, 6.0 APG, 2.9 APG
What teams must do to land his services: Whichever team that gets to snag Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves will automatically land the services of Rudy Gay, since these two have been trying to make this very special partnership happen for a while now.