A look at the top players in the NBA's free-agency class of 2010:
6-8, 260 pounds, Forward, Age: 25, NBA MVP (2009, 2010)
Swish: The most complete basketball player, from a physical standpoint, the game has ever seen.
Current team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Teams interested: Everyone
Newsday's pick: Cavaliers -- Despite the rumors, still find it hard to believe he'd really leave his hometown team.
6-4, 220 pounds, Guard, Age: 28, All-NBA First Team (2009, 2010)
Swish: One of the most dynamic scorers in the NBA who can carry a team with his offense.
Brick: A bit of a diva who is injury-prone, mainly because of the pounding his body has taken.
Current team: Miami Heat
Newsday's pick: Heat - Almost no chance he leaves South Beach.
6-10, 230 pounds, Forward, Age: 26, Five-time NBA All-Star (2006-2010)
Swish: Terrific scorer in the post with a solid mid-range game and great agility and touch around the basket.
Brick: Concerns about a balky knee and the fact that he never won a playoff series with the Raptors.
Current team: Toronto Raptors
7-foot, 245 pounds, Forward/Center, Age: 32, NBA MVP (2007)
Swish: Defines the term "stretch-4" with a deadly long-range touch and unstoppable post-moves.
Brick: At 32, best years are behind him and in 10 years has endured too many playoff failures.
Current team: Dallas Mavericks.
Teams interested: Mavericks.
6-7, 240 pounds, Guard, Age: 29, All-NBA Third Team (2010)
Swish: One of the NBA's best perimeter scorers and a very underrated defensive player with great size.
Brick: Underwhelming playoff performances question his intensity and ability to lead a team.
Current team: Atlanta Hawks
Teams interested: Knicks, Bulls, Heat and Hawks
Newsday's pick: Hawks - If they offer him a full max contract, at 29 years old, how can he turn that down? (Backup plan: Knicks).
6-7, 235 pounds, Forward, Age: 32, Eight-time NBA All-Star
Swish: Terrific scorer who can create his own shot and very tough to guard because of his size and strength.
Brick: Age starting to creep up with him and not the easiest guy to coach. Had success when other stars joined him.
Current team: Boston Celtics
Teams interested: Remains to be seen.
Newsday's pick: Celtics - Opt-out gives him opportunity to get extension now rather than in weaker market next summer.
6-10, 250 pounds, Forward, Age: 27, All-NBA Second Team (2010)
Swish: Dynamically athletic big man who runs the floor like a small forward and finishes strong.
Brick: Defensive deficiencies and injury history (eye, knee) question his value as a max player.
Current team: Phoenix Suns
6-8, 230 pounds, Forward, Age: 23, Eighth overall pick in 2006 NBA Draft
Swish: Great length and athleticism and terrific in up-tempo game. Also an under-rated perimeter defender.
Brick: Inconsistent player and tends to be a ball-stopper. Also a restricted free agent, so Grizzlies can match any offer.
Current team: Memphis Grizzlies
Swish: Physical low-post scorer with excellent touch around the rim and strong rebounder.
Brick: Lack of length takes away any defensive presence in the paint.
Current team: Utah Jazz
6-9, 250 pounds, Forward, Age: 27, All-Star selection in 2010
Swish: Double-double machine who can finish with either hand and a very smart rebounder and passer.
Brick: Lack of size and physicality is an issue on the defensive end, the only criticized part of his game.
Current team: Knicks
Teams interested: Knicks, Nets and Bulls
Newsday's pick: Knicks - Unless he is used in a sign-and-trade for a higher-end forward, Lee is a keeper.
Tip of the cap
NBA teams with the most money to spend in free agency:
NETS: $29,989,807 * — includes cap holds for two first-round picks
MIAMI HEAT: $27,596,027* * — includes free agent Dwyane Wade’s $16,568,908 cap hold
CHICAGO BULLS: $29,172,226
NOTE: Based on projected $56.1 million salary cap; maximum contract offer starts at $16.5 million.