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The Detroit News' top 25 NBA free agents

By Matt Schoch
Special to The Detroit News

Go through the gallery to see The Detroit News' top 25 NBA free agents, compiled by contributor Matt Schoch. Click here if you have trouble viewing the gallery.

NBA free agency opens as the clock strikes midnight Sunday morning, and several of the game’s biggest names have the option of changing sides.

LeBron James heads this offseason's free-agent class.

Tied in with a trade market that could include players such as Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio and Kemba Walker of Charlotte, this offseason has a chance to rival any summer in historical impact.

The Pistons already are committed to salaries that exceed the 2018-19 salary cap of $108 million, but are less than the salary tax threshold of $123 million. Because the NBA has a soft cap, Detroit also can use mechanisms like the mid-level exception, which would allow them to spend about $8 million on free agents.

Although you will hear reports starting Sunday morning about contract details through the media, players cannot sign until July 6.