Thursday is the official day that free agent players in the National Basketball Association can sign contracts.
And while many have already agreed to deals with teams, big-time players such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol and Chris Bosh remain unsigned. At least for the moment.
But is this anyway to build a championship team?
"I would say it's not the best way," said David Hollander, a professor of hospitality, tourism and sports management at New York University. "I think every team should look at the San Antonio Spurs (this year's NBA champs)."
Hollander said there are always exceptions like the Miami Heat, who won two championships in four years after signing the big three of James, Bosh and Dwyane Wade.
However, if owners really want a good team, the best way is to get players who are committed to a work ethic and to playing in a system, he said.
"But if you want stars and attention and not necessarily a championship team, that's usually what you get with free agency," said Hollander. "That's more or less the business of sports today."