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Top 25 free agents for this summer

The annual free-agent frenzy has begun. But this year, things could get real ugly for free agents.

Free-agent dollars are expected to be tight, as the NBA suffers from the worldwide financial crisis. For the first time in a while, the NBA salary cap is projected to stay flat or go up only slightly. Same with the luxury-tax threshold. With owners feeling the pain, this market is looking like it will be one of the worst ever for free agents.