- Chad Ford, Senior Writer, NBA Insider
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.
Chad Ford takes a look at the 2009 free-agent class.