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10 NBA Free Agents Who Are Expected to Stay With Their Team

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10 NBA Free Agents Who Are Expected to Re-Sign with Their Team

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With the 2014 NBA free agency inching closer, teams and fans alike are gearing up for the possible moves that could take place this summer. With so many talented players set to hit the open market, as well as players who could opt out of their current contracts, there is plenty of excitement to be had. Even though several players will move to a new team, these 10 players are expected to remain with their current squad next season.

10. Kyle Lowry

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10. Kyle Lowry

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Free Agency Status: Unrestricted
Kyle Lowry has made it clear that he would like to stay with the Toronto Raptors organization. Meanwhile, the Raptors have declared it to be a top priority to re-sign the point guard. At this point, all the Raptors have to do is make sure they don’t screw up negotiations.

9. Rudy Gay

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9. Rudy Gay

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Free Agency Status: Player Option
There’s no way Rudy Gay passes up on his .3 million player option. On top of that, he’s said to be impressed with the organization and he believes the team is heading in the right direction. Expect Gay to pick up the option and then sign a comfortable deal with the Kings next summer.

8. Eric Bledsoe

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8. Eric Bledsoe

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Free Agency Status: Restricted
If there’s anyone on this list who won’t stay with his current team, it’s point guard Eric Bledsoe. Numerous reports suggest that he will get a max deal in free agency and it’s uncertain if the Phoenix Suns will match it. With that being said, the Suns believe he’s at the core of the team, which makes it likely he’ll stay.

7. Isaiah Thomas

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7. Isaiah Thomas

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Free Agency Status: Restricted
Point guard Isaiah Thomas is another player many believe will depart in free agency. However, he’s stated he would like to stay with the Sacramento Kings. Also, the Kings will send a qualifying offer in an attempt to retain him. The only thing that would prevent a re-signing is if he gets a huge deal elsewhere.

6. Zach Randolph

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6. Zach Randolph

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Free Agency Status: Player Option
Zach Randolph wants to stay with the Memphis Grizzlies and the team would be joyous to have him. In fact, the two sides are working on a contract extension that will allow him to retire as a member of the organization.

5. Dirk Nowitzki

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5. Dirk Nowitzki

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Free Agency Status: Unrestricted
Dirk Nowitzki has stated on multiple occasions that he isn’t going anywhere in free agency. He wants to remain in Dallas for the entirety of his career. No one can really blame him considering he’s been the heart and soul of the franchise.

4. Tim Duncan

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4. Tim Duncan

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Free Agency Status: Player Option
When you think of the San Antonio Spurs, you think of Tim Duncan. There’s simply no way the big man passes up on his player option, especially if the Spurs win the 2014 NBA Finals.

3. Chris Bosh

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3. Chris Bosh

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Free Agency Status: Early-Termination Option
With Bosh being 30 years old, it’s unlikely that he will opt out to sign elsewhere. Even though several teams could use his talent of spreading the court while playing the four or five position, I can’t imagine leaving the Miami Heat is in his mind.

2. Dwyane Wade

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2. Dwyane Wade

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Free Agency Status: Early-Termination Option
Dwyane Wade doesn’t have much time left in the NBA due to his knees taking a toll. Not to mention, he’s the pulse of the Heat and will forever be the franchise’s favorite son. For those reasons, there’s no way Wade opts out of his contract to sign with a different team.

1. LeBron James

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1. LeBron James

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Free Agency Status: Early-Termination Option
Rumors continue to circulate that LeBron James will opt out of his contract to sign with another organization. If anyone actually believes that, they hardly know who James is. He’s looking to win as many championships as possible in the form of a dynasty. Even if the Heat loses to the Spurs in the NBA Finals, James is going to remain with the team in order to take another crack at it next season.