Washington Wizards have a number of free agents to target

Phoenix Suns big man Amare Stoudemire would be a big get for the Wizards or another NBA team.
Phoenix Suns big man Amare Stoudemire would be a big get for the Wizards or another NBA team. (Matt York/associated Press)
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Wizards could have about $18.7 million in cap space to use on free agents this summer. With only five players under contract and three of the top 36 picks in the NBA draft, the Wizards would have to use that money to acquire at least four more players through trades or signings. Here are some of their options:

Top 10 available free agents in 2010

1. LeBron James, Cleveland (player option)

Unlikely to leave championship-caliber team with Cavaliers for any place other than New York.

2. Dwyane Wade, Miami (player option)

Will likely remain in Miami.

3. Chris Bosh, Toronto (player option)

Could possibly bolt from Canada, but not to join a rebuilding situation.

*4. Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix (early termination option)

Has an offseason home in Miami, will possibly leave for any team willing to pay the max.

*5. Joe Johnson, Atlanta (unrestricted)

If Hawks are unwilling to pay him, rumored to be headed for New York or Chicago.


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