LeBron James tops the list of players who can become unrestricted free agents this summer, but who will almost certainly remain with their current teams.
Kevin Love may very well be a close second.
After that, you look at guys whose contracts are already up, and where no opt-out is required in order to test the free agent market.
Right after LeBron and Love, we have Marc Gasol.
Gasol is expected to stay with the Grizzlies, but no final decision has been made, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Gasol could command a four-year max contract essentially wherever he wants. And, he’s been open about the fact that he intends to listen to what other teams have to offer.
But Memphis has the ability to provide him with a fifth year on a max deal that no other team can, and when you combine that with Gasol’s longtime affinity for the city of Memphis and the fact that the Grizzlies are expected to remain competitive for years to come, it’s difficult to envision him ultimately choosing to play anywhere else.