Sometimes, you come across something that makes you have to sit back and applaud. Over on Fanhouse, Bethlehem Shoals and Tom Ziller have made one of those things. It’s one of the most innovative and complete guides to 2010 free agency you’ll find, complete with visuals.
Shoals and Ziller have constructed seven separate scenarios for what could happen in free agency this season, each of them involving the eight biggest free agents of the summer going to one of 15 potential destinations. Some of the scenarios are realistic, others outlandish. Some scenarios will give fans hope, others will depress them beyond belief. There’s a scenario that has LeBron, Wade, and Bosh all going to Miami. There’s a scenario that has LeBron joining forces with Dirk in New York. There’s a scenario that has Yao Ming joining LeBron in Cleveland. How about Wade and Boozer both coming to the Knicks, or Rudy Gay becoming a Wizard? It’s all there. Whether you believe free agency will shake out the way Shoals and Ziller predict it will or not, you have to admire the craftsmanship and innovation they show in trying to predict what will be one of the craziest summers in NBA history.