BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- LeBron James, Carlos Boozer and David Lee are just a few of the many NBA stars who have entered the free agency market, giving this season the most impressive free-agent classes in history. As the 2010-11 basketball season trades and transactions get underway, TheStreet takes a look ten of the NBA's biggest names in the free agent class and what deals have already been inked.

LeBron James

LeBron James has dominated headlines this summer, and Thursday night he grabbed the biggest headline of the offseason, announcing that he was signing with the Miami Heat, where he will team with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh on a team that instantly becomes the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Title in 2011.

James was drafted by the Cavaliers as the first pick in the 2003 NBA Draft and has spent his entire career in Cleveland, earning two MVP trophies in the process but no championship title. James was owed $17.2 million for the 2010-11 season before he chose to opt out of his contract.

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade signed with the Miami Heat on Wednesday for an eighth season, and declined the chance to return to his hometown Chicago and play for the Bulls. Many writers expected that he would stay with the Heat, especially if he was joined by either Chris Bosh or James. Once Bosh signed with Miami, Wade jumped on board and made his decision to stay with the Heat official.

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh has agreed to join Dwyane Wade on the Miami Heat this season. This means he will have to leave the Toronto Raptors after playing for them for the last seven seasons. "I'm joining Mr. Wade in Miami," Bosh said in an ESPN interview. "We've wanted to play with each other and we have a golden opportunity to do that so we're going to take advantage of it." Bosh was on the Raptors since 2003 when he was selected fourth overall in the NBA Draft.

Dirk Nowitzki

Nowitzki has lead the Dallas Mavericks to the playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons, but has yet to win a title. Rumors indicate that Dallas is trying its best to get a hold of a major player this season, as well as hold onto the best player in Dallas franchise history. There is a possible four-year deal on the table for up to $96 million that Nowitzki may be contemplating.

Paul Pierce

This past season Paul Pierce achieved his career highs in shooting numbers, including field goal percentage, three-pointers and free throws. At the end of the season the 32-year-old became an unrestricted free agent when he opted out of his 2011 contract. This contract would have paid him $21.5 million. Pierce has played in Boston for each one of the 12 years of his professional career. While Pierce hasn't made a official decision yet, the Boston Herald reported that Pierce has worked out a $61 million, four-year contract to remain with the Celtics.

Amar'e Stoudemire

Stoudemire announced Tuesday plans to play for the New York Knicks this coming season. While he can't make it official until Thursday after the salary cap for next season has been set, Stoudemire was at Madison Square Garden on Monday working out the details on a $100 million five-year contract. Stoudemire will leave the Phoenix Suns, where he has played for the last eight seasons.

Carlos Boozer

Boozer will officially announce his actions on Thursday; however, sources say that he plans to go to the Chicago Bulls. Back in 2004 he was given a six-year, $70 million contact by the Utah Jazz, with whom Boozer made the NBA Playoffs the last four seasons. The two-time All-Star forward entered the free-agency market at the end of the season.

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson has played for the Atlanta Hawks since 2005. On Jul 7, he announced his decision to stay with the Hawks for another six years. On Thursday, Johnson plans to sign a six-year year contract with the Hawks in which he will receive $119 million.

David Lee

Selected by the Knicks in the 2005 NBA Draft, Lee has spent his short career solely under the bright lights in New York. ESPN writer Chris Sheridan reports that after the clock hit midnight on July 1 and he became an unrestricted free agent, Lee was approached by Miami, Chicago, Minnesota and New Jersey. He has yet to announce a decision on his whereabouts for the coming season.

Rudy Gay

The Memphis Grizzlies have offered Gay a five-year deal that will earn him $82 million, according to several media reports. The deal would keep Gay in Memphis, where he has played since being traded after originally being drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 2006 NBA Draft. He has not made his official announcement yet, but fans expect to hear his decision by Thursday.

-- Written by Theresa McCabe and Robert Holmes in Boston
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