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Once expected to have league-changing implications, the 2021 free-agency class doesn’t appear as exciting anymore. Many of the former headliners, from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday with the Bucks to LeBron James and Anthony Davis with the Lakers to Paul George with the Clippers, have inked gigantic contract extensions in the past year, drastically diminishing the market’s possibilities.
However, that doesn’t mean free agency is devoid of impact players this year. There are still plenty of potential signings that could make a difference in the standings while positively altering teams’ futures in the process.
With all this in mind, let’s take a look at next summer’s top free agents and try to get an early read on where they might be headed. For context on who’s making this top 10 and who’s left out, we’re using Andy Bailey’s post-trade deadline…