With most NBA teams on vacation it’s time for general managers from around the league to make a play at improving the teams roster. While many teams are and will be over the cap for years to come the next couple of years are sure to be fun. The next two years will find players like Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and more. Selecting the right free agent can boost your teams chances at contending for titles for years to come. So it’s time to look at some players who will be available this free agency period. Chris Paul Chris Paul is certainly one of the top point guards in the NBA. He has the ability to score, set up teammates, and finish games. While most of his numbers were down last season with the L.A. Clippers, Chris Paul still lead his team to the playoffs and thought to be a favorite to make it to the finals out of the west. So where will Chris Paul go? I believe that he will resign with the Clippers. The L.A. Clippers will have some free money to invest in a shooter or two. With the right coach this will continue to be one of the top teams in the west. But if he decides to leave the Clippers, there are still some good destinations to choose from. There is the Dallas Mavericks who have enough cash for both Chris Paul and Dwight Howard. The three could make a deep run in the playoffs with their skill sets.
Will Howard stay with the Lakers? If not the Lakers then who? Dwight Howard After a season filled with injuries and unanswered questions Dwight Howard is still one of the top rated centers in the NBA. Howard’s points per game and rebounds per game took a small dip, but could improve depending on which team he decides to sign with. If the Lakers are willing to trade Pau Gasol, they could resign Dwight Howard and also add a shooter or two around him. If he decides to leave Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas have the best chances of landing him. I believe that Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are almost like a package deal. If either player leaves L.A. it would have to be for the same destination for the two to have a chance of winning. Click here for the full story.