9 NBA Free Agents Topping the 2014 Class

It’s almost 2014, which means National Basketball Association general managers will be drawing up their wish lists in hopes of landing prized players next summer. The class of 2014 figures to be one for the ages.

At least five players headed to the Hall of Fame are going to be available, putting ascendant teams on alert, not to mention those looking to lock down a franchise’s all-time greats. Here are the nine NBA free agents primed to top the class in summer 2014.

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9. Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat

Will “Flash” still have it if he decides to hit the open market in 2014? If his performance so far this season is any indication, Dwayne Wade will have to pace himself to max out his talents at this stage of his career. However, when he turns it on, few players can impact the game on both sides of the court like this three-time NBA champion.

Popular with teammates and the media — and revered by Heat fans — Wade would be a welcome addition on any team. His early termination option puts the ball in Wade’s court, but the question is: Why would he ever leave Miami?