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The Starting 5: NBA Free Agency is Here!

The Starting 5: A look at some of the best hoops content around the Internet

1. NBA free agency is going to get weird – Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller, SB Nation

Flannery and Ziller put it simply: It’s going to get weird. With NBA free agency here, Ziller and Flannery mentioned their thoughts on the whirlwind of news that’s about to occur. What makes this post special is the conversational approach it took between Flannery and Ziller. They discuss many of the big names like Dwayne Wade, Kevin Love, Greg Monroe and much more.

2. The Eight Biggest NBA Free-Agency Questions – Zach Lowe, Grantland

With NBA free agency upon us, the great Zach Lowe dives deep into the madness and looks at eight specific questions. The biggest question Lowe examines is whether LaMarcus Aldridge or any of the other big-name players will opt for a shorter deal in order to take advantage of the rising cap. Lowe touches on a variety of other topics, including restricted free agents, another possible lockout and much more. Lowe is the best in the business and always worth the time.

3. NBA Free-Agent Rumors: Latest Buzz on Top Targets and Signings – Alec Nathan, Bleacher Report

On a website that’s known for immediate updates, Nathan gives his take on the latest buzz surrounding NBA free agency. He gives excerpts on Robin Lopez, Monta Ellis and Paul Pierce. He believes Lopez will be on the move, Ellis has drawn interest from Indiana and Sacramento, and that Pierce will remain in Washington. A detailed excerpt that provides up-to-the-minute information on Bleacher Report.

4. The 2015 Free Agency “Pre-Game Thread” – Blazer’s Edge

This post takes on a question that many have wondered about all season long: What will happen with NBA star LaMarcus Aldridge? Many believed that he would be returning to Texas, as he’s a native of the state and played for Texas in college. The author includes this blog-style post with many of the up-to-date rumors surrounding Aldridge and his potential whereabouts.

5. Five things to watch with start of NBA free agency – Chris Vivlamore, The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Vivlamore narrowed down the circus of the NBA’s upcoming free agency to five major topics. The first is what will happen following LeBron James‘s third opt-out in six years. What kind of money will he be able to land in Cleveland? Secondly he mentions the fact that two major big men are potentially on the move with Aldridge and Monroe. He wonders if the Atlanta Hawks will be able to keep Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. He thinks a big team to be watching in free agency is the San Antonio Spurs. Lastly he reflects on how last year’s free agency played out throughout the NBA season.

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