Carmelo Anthony: With LeBron James going back to Cleveland, Anthony could be the next big free agent to make a decision. He reportedly has narrowed his choices to the Knicks, who can offer a max deal of $129 million over five years, and the Bulls, who can offer only a four-year deal worth considerably less.
Chris Bosh: Bosh, James' teammate in Miami for the past four seasons, won't follow him out of town, reportedly agreeing to a five-year, $118-million deal to stay with the Heat. He could have taken the Rockets' offer and played alongside Dwight Howard and James Harden.
Dwyane Wade: Another former LeBron teammate opted out of the final two years of his deal, surrendering nearly $42 million, in hopes of keeping James and Bosh in Miami. Wade still might end up staying in Miami. If not, he'd be a nice Plan B for the Bulls should they lose out on Anthony.
Pau Gasol: In their failed attempt to land Bosh, the Rockets reportedly shipped Jeremy Lin to the Lakers, who reportedly made additional moves after the Lin deal and left themselves with less cap room to entice Gasol to stay. The Knicks have interest in pairing Gasol with Anthony but can offer only the taxpayer midlevel exception of $3.2 million -- a $16-million pay cut from last season -- unless they free up additional cap space. The Bulls, Thunder and Spurs reportedly also are interested in Gasol.
Kevin Love: The final piece of LeBron's new Big Three? The Timberwolves' Love, a free agent next summer, reportedly is intrigued by a possible trade to Cleveland, where he'd form a superstar triumvirate with James and Kyrie Irving. A trade package could include Cavs rookie Andrew Wiggins, the top overall pick in last month's draft.