Stephen Curry, James Harden and Ty Lawson contract extensions will limit Pistons in 2013 free agency

Stephen Curry signed a contract extension with the Golden State Warriors. James Harden is set to sign an extension with the Rockets. And Ty Lawson already signed his extension wit the Denver Nuggets.

Those are three free agents the Pistons can’t sign in 2013, when Detroit will likely have cap space. And whether or not the Pistons truly wanted Curry, Harden or Lawson is only partially important. With those three off the market, other teams are more likely to target the free agents the Pistons actually desire.

Here are the top 10 2013 free agents, according to SBNation’s Tom Ziller:

1. Chris Paul

2. Dwight Howard

3. James Harden

4. Andrew Bynum

5. Josh Smith

6. Manu Ginobili

7. Stephen Curry

8. Tyreke Evans

9. Ty Lawson

10. Andre Iguodala

Paul and Howard are pipedreams. Bynum might be, too. I don’t think Iguodala will opt out.

That list is looking a bit thin at the moment.

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