This off-season we saw some of the biggest names in the NBA get traded. The decision of Kevin Durant in 2016 to join the Golden State Warriors has changed the balance of power and the whole dynamic of the league.
All teams are trying to stack themselves with star players. In some cases, free agents have chosen to team up and other cases teams have traded for stars while already stacked rosters.
Kyrie Irving and Gordan Hayward joined forces in Boston along with a young crew, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony join last season's MVP Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma, Jimmy Butler taking his talents to the West by joining the young and talented duo of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins and many others.
We can expect 2018 offseason to be as exciting as 2017 as many stars will become free agents next summer. Let's take a look at the top 10 prospects for the free agency market in 2018 :
#10 Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon will definitely be the dark horse amongst the free agents in 2018. Everybody knows that he is an amazing athlete and an amazing dunker with his performance in the 2016 NBA dunk contest. But during the regular season, it seemed like that's all he could do with nothing more to offer. He was comparable to what Blake Griffin was in the early days of his career.
But this season, we have seen a new side of Gordon as he has improved almost all aspects of his game. He has improved his points per game average from 12.7 to 18.4 points per game. The significant improvement has been in his shooting percentages. He has developed a three-pointer and has started shooting from beyond the arc consistently, more importantly, he's doing it efficiently.
For the season, he is shooting a remarkable 41.9 percent from beyond the arc (last season he shot 28.8 percent) and 49.0 percent from the field (45.4% last season). He has had two 40 plus point games this season.
Aaron Gordon could develop into a valuable starter in any team and therefore could be a steal this summer.