Check the list of NBA FREE AGENTS for next season

A free agent class to be excited about with two of the best players in the game hitting the market and loads of money available with the new TV deal kicking in.

 

Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Team: Oklahoma City
28.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 5.0 apg

Hits free agency for the first time in his prime. Outstanding scorer who can make a contender out of most teams. His departure would devastate Oklahoma City.

Agent: Rich Kleiman
2015/16 Earnings: $21,971,850
Career Earnings: $108,668,918
Player Option / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Cleveland
25.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 6.8 apg

Nobody can picture LeBron James leaving Cleveland again. Look for him to sign a humongous deal with the Cavs.

Agent: Rich Paul
2015/16 Earnings: $22,970,500
Career Earnings: $172,770,813
Restricted / Center / 6-10 / Team: Detroit
16.2 ppg, 14.8 rpg

Always had the tools to become a dominant big man in the NBA. He started to live up to that potential in 2015-16. Absolutely needs to improve free-throw shooting, though.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2015/16 Earnings: $3,272,090
Career Earnings: $10,659,171
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Team: Miami
14.2 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 3.7 bpg

Obviously, his 2014-15 performance was no fluke as he averaged a double-double again. Will dunk and block anything around the basket. Some questions about his focus.

Agent: Sean Kennedy
2015/16 Earnings: $981,348
Career Earnings: $3,254,555
Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Team: Toronto
23.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.0 apg

The three-point shot is still not falling at a good rate, but he’s playing the best basketball of his career this season. Likely to opt out and sign a max deal somewhere.

Agent: Aaron Goodwin
2015/16 Earnings: $9,500,000
Career Earnings: $39,755,770
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Team: Memphis
15.3 ppg, 6.1 apg

All-Star caliber point guard that has yet to make the All-Star. The player with the most games in Grizzlies history is about to get a pay raise… and deservedly so.

Agent: Mike Conley
2015/16 Earnings: $9,680,000
Career Earnings: $56,204,447
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: Atlanta
15.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg

There’s little flash to his game, but still a high-quality big man in the Eastern Conference. Mr. Efficiency.

Agent: Jason Glushon
2015/16 Earnings: $12,000,000
Career Earnings: $77,525,017
Player Option / Center / 6-11 / Team: Houston
13.7 ppg, 11.8 rpg

He may no longer be the impact player he once was, but teams will be lining up for his services if he opts out of his contract with the Rockets.

Agent: Perry Rogers
2015/16 Earnings: $22,359,364
Career Earnings: $167,085,587
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Washington
17.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg

We were expecting a breakout season from Beal, but didn’t happen. Concerns about his durability having missed 81 games in the last four years. The Wizards will have to pay top dollar to keep him in DC, though.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2015/16 Earnings: $5,694,673
Career Earnings: $18,652,514
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Miami
19.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.6 apg

Played at his usual All-Star level once again. Likely to re-sign and recruit for the Heat.

Agent: Henry Thomas
2015/16 Earnings: $20,000,000
Career Earnings: $156,321,666
Restricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Golden State
11.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg

He’s putting up nice stats and winning every night. But with star potential, is he cool with a secondary role in Golden State?

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2015/16 Earnings: $3,873,398
Career Earnings: $12,645,278
Player Option / Power Forward / 7-0 / Team: Chicago
16.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 2.0 bpg

Could be looking at his last big deal in the NBA. Has made clear he’s OK with being underpaid as long as he can get another shot at the title. Probably not happening in Chicago.

Agent: Steve Heumann
2015/16 Earnings: $7,448,760
Career Earnings: $171,151,156
Player Option / Small Forward / 6-9 / Team: Dallas
13.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Has the athleticism and shooting skills to be a high-quality starter in the NBA for many years to come.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2015/16 Earnings: $15,361,500
Career Earnings: $32,726,250
Player Option / Power Forward / 7-0 / Team: Dallas
18.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg

WIll reportedly opt out of his contract and sign a two-year deal with the Mavericks, the only NBA team he’s known.

Agent: Holger Geschwindner
2015/16 Earnings: $8,333,333
Career Earnings: $220,371,801
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Team: Sacramento
11.9 ppg, 11.7 apg, 6.0 rpg

Signed a one-year deal in Sacramento with hopes of reviving his NBA career. He did just that, although it didn’t translate into many wins.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2015/16 Earnings: $9,500,000
Career Earnings: $70,282,884
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Charlotte
14.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 5.8 apg

The French swingman played the best basketball of his career with a big role in Charlotte. Really bounced back from his poor 2014-15 season.

Agent: Bouna Ndiaye
2015/16 Earnings: $11,860,750
Career Earnings: $51,658,025
Unrestricted / Center / 6-10 / Team: Charlotte
12.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg

The low-post maestro has made eight figures for almost a decade. Can that streak continue with his numbers declining?

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2015/16 Earnings: $13,500,000
Career Earnings: $112,685,952
Player Option / Center / 6-11 / Team: San Antonio
8.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg

Can he prolong his career with Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge leading the way in San Antonio?

Agent: Jim Tanner
2015/16 Earnings: $5,250,000
Career Earnings: $239,959,155
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: New Orleans
17.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg

A prototypical stretch four. Scored a lot and made threes at a better rate this season.

Agent: Jeff Austin
2015/16 Earnings: $8,500,000
Career Earnings: $40,195,961
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Miami
12.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg

His best basketball days are probably behind him, but still a safe choice at the small forward spot. Has been pretty effective at the four lately.

Agent: Herb Rudoy
2015/16 Earnings: $10,151,612
Career Earnings: $101,523,597
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: LA Lakers
15.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg

Star potential or just a guy putting up nice numbers on a bad team?

Agent: Jeff Austin
2015/16 Earnings: $845,059
Career Earnings: $1,352,395
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Chicago
4.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg

Really rough year for the Bulls’ big man. First he lost his starting job, then got injured.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2015/16 Earnings: $13,400,000
Career Earnings: $70,015,096
Player Option / Center / 6-9 / Team: Toronto
5.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg

His value skyrocketed in the playoffs with terrific rebounding and defense. At age 23, still untapped potential there.

Agent: BJ Armstrong
2015/16 Earnings: $2,814,000
Career Earnings: $15,543,278
Restricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Golden State
7.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg

Not much of a weapon offensively, but makes an impact on the defensive end with a big body and great athleticism. Somebody is going offer him crazy money.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2015/16 Earnings: $2,008,748
Career Earnings: $3,200,760
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-7 / Team: Boston
10.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.4 apg

Long-range shooting is still an issue with him. If you can look past that, a pretty nice player.

Agent: David Falk
2015/16 Earnings: $3,425,510
Career Earnings: $28,227,017
Player Option / Point Guard / 6-3 / Team: Charlotte
11.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.0 apg

Helped himself tremendously this year as a bench player for the Charlotte Hornets. Perfect fit there.

Agent: Roger Montgomery
2015/16 Earnings: $2,139,000
Career Earnings: $28,498,737
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-5 / Team: Atlanta
11.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg

The super athletic Bazemore took advantage of playing time in Atlanta and will be a coveted wing player in free agency.

Agent: Austin Walton
2015/16 Earnings: $2,000,000
Career Earnings: $5,262,476
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Orlando
15.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.7 apg

Had a really strong start of the season that he could not sustain. A capable shooter that can help a lot of teams.

Agent: Bouna Ndiaye
2015/16 Earnings: $2,288,204
Career Earnings: $6,556,245
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Dallas
8.6 ppg, 9.4 rpg

Frustrates opponents with his physical play and does all those little things that help teams win. A fan favorite in every city he’s played.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2015/16 Earnings: $5,200,000
Career Earnings: $51,586,977
Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Cleveland
12.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg

You will love him and hate him the same game. Looks like a star sometimes, but no consistency.

Agent: Leon Rose
2015/16 Earnings: $5,000,000
Career Earnings: $45,546,390
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Team: Charlotte
11.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Combo forward that’s going to give you 10 points, 5-6 rebounds and zero headaches.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2015/16 Earnings: $7,000,000
Career Earnings: $69,660,543
Restricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Boston
10.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg

Strong, smart and skilled player with questionable conditioning. Played well enough to warrant pretty fine offers.

Agent: David Falk
2015/16 Earnings: $2,269,260
Career Earnings: $6,366,420
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: LA Clippers
14.2 ppg, 2.3 apg

The three-time Sixth Man of the Year is still bringing instant firepower off the bench. But how much left in the tank?

Agent: Greg Lawrence
2015/16 Earnings: $5,675,000
Career Earnings: $90,771,497
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Team: LA Clippers
11.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Better reputation than performance. With so much skill, you would expect him to accomplish more.

Agent: David Falk
2015/16 Earnings: $9,200,000
Career Earnings: $50,663,788
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Indiana
9.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg

Underrated big man that specializes in dirty work. Has yet to cash in big in the NBA and it could happen for him in 2016.

Agent: Bouna Ndiaye
2015/16 Earnings: $4,000,000
Career Earnings: $19,789,796
Restricted / Center / 7-0 / Team: Houston
6.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Big body, nice hook shot and capable three-point sniper. Not much of a rebounder. Back problems will scare some teams away.

Agent: BJ Armstrong
2015/16 Earnings: $2,288,205
Career Earnings: $6,648,365
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Charlotte
9.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg

Has not played so well in the postseason, but would be a solid perimeter addition for many NBA teams.

Agent: Daniel Frank
2015/16 Earnings: $5,675,000
Career Earnings: $27,424,813
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-7 / Team: Washington
7.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg

The personable Dudley became one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA this season.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2015/16 Earnings: $4,250,000
Career Earnings: $27,068,028
Player Option / Point Guard / 6-3 / Team: Dallas
14.1 ppg, 5.8 apg

Reportedly opting out of his contract. Had a decent regular season, but didn’t help the Mavericks in the playoffs.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2015/16 Earnings: $18,659,398
Career Earnings: $120,717,750
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Team: Orlando
6.9 ppg, 3.5 apg

Was playing the most efficient basketball of his career when he broke his left Achilles tendon. Has been solid if not speactacular upon his return.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2015/16 Earnings: $8,344,497
Career Earnings: $34,172,853
Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: San Antonio
9.6 ppg, 3.1 apg

Looks rejuvenated this season in San Antonio, which makes us think this might not be his final year in the NBA.

Agent: Herb Rudoy
2015/16 Earnings: $2,814,000
Career Earnings: $111,039,615
Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: New York
12.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg

Didn’t finish the year on a strong note. The Knicks were perhaps showing him the door with those late-season benchings.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2015/16 Earnings: $8,000,000
Career Earnings: $43,380,777
Restricted / Small Forward / 6-6 / Team: Portland
10.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg

With Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum gone, he had to step up in Portland… and he did.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2015/16 Earnings: $947,276
Career Earnings: $2,634,276
Restricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Houston
8.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Regressed this year, which is something that can be said about a bunch of other Rocket players.

Agent: Thaddeus Foucher
2015/16 Earnings: $2,489,529
Career Earnings: $7,145,050
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Phoenix
12.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg

The Bosnian forward has a quick trigger that many teams could use.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2015/16 Earnings: $5,500,000
Career Earnings: $15,187,150
Team Option / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: Orlando
10.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg

The Magic have to make a decision on the smooth Turkish forward, who averaged double figures in scoring for the fifth year in a row.

Agent: Andy Miller
2015/16 Earnings: $7,900,000
Career Earnings: $39,624,471
Team Option / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Memphis
8.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Indiana’s Lance Stephenson was not seen in Charlotte or Los Angeles. Looked much better for a depleted Memphis team late in the season.

Agent: Alberto Ebanks
2015/16 Earnings: $9,000,000
Career Earnings: $21,435,000
Team Option / Small Forward / 6-10 / Team: Boston
4.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg

Energy player that could help a lot of teams if Boston doesn’t want him.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2015/16 Earnings: $5,000,000
Career Earnings: $24,219,783
Restricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: Dallas
5.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg

Athletic big man with good rebounding skills and untapped potential. Pretty productive in limited playing time.

Agent: Mike George
2015/16 Earnings: $845,059
Career Earnings: $1,352,395
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-7 / Team: Miami
12.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3,9 apg

Has expressed a willingness to finish his career with the Heat after leaving Brooklyn.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2015/16 Earnings: $22,309,344
Career Earnings: $198,647,490
Team Option / Small Forward / 6-10 / Team: Houston
12.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg

He’s very good at getting buckets. Will not help an awful lot in other areas if the shots are not falling.

Agent:
2015/16 Earnings: $306,526
Career Earnings: $33,036,768
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Oklahoma City
9.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg

Has obviously talent, but doesn’t have the highest basketball IQ in basketball.

Agent: Rob Pelinka
2015/16 Earnings: $5,138,430
Career Earnings: $16,821,270
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: Indiana
8.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg

Adequate post defender who will not try to do too much on the offensive end.

Agent: Kevin Bradbury
2015/16 Earnings: $4,000,000
Career Earnings: $28,204,687
Player Option / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: San Antonio
7.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg

One of the most respected players in the NBA. Took a minimum deal in order to have a real shot at the title in San Antonio.

Agent: Jeff Austin
2015/16 Earnings: $1,499,187
Career Earnings: $89,167,605
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: New Orleans
15.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.7 apg

The injury-prone Eric Gordon has not been able to live up to his huge contract, but he would be a serviceable scoring guard for many teams.

Agent: Rob Pelinka
2015/16 Earnings: $15,514,031
Career Earnings: $70,656,507
Player Option / Power Forward / 6-8 / Team: LA Lakers
7.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Solid big man who plays within his limits and takes high-percentage shots. May not have the appetite to stay in a rebuilding situation surrounded by young kids.

Agent: Tony Dutt
2015/16 Earnings: $3,000,000
Career Earnings: $37,259,850
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-7 / Team: Memphis
10.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg

Ultra aggressive defender. One of the best rebounders at the small forward position. A bit of a head case.

Agent: Aaron Goodwin
2015/16 Earnings: $3,542,500
Career Earnings: $22,766,122
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Dallas
7.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg

Skilled veteran who didn’t get much burn in Boston, but finished the season on a much stronger note in Dallas.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2015/16 Earnings: $17,120,776
Career Earnings: $93,189,384
Player Option / Power Forward / 6-8 / Team: New York
9.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg

Very good at running and jumping. Game is not as polished as you would expect at this point.

Agent: Rob Pelinka
2015/16 Earnings: $4,400,000
Career Earnings: $25,298,924
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 5-11 / Team: Indiana
5.7 ppg, 3.6 apg

The Ty Lawson experiment didn’t work in Houston and Indiana. Career at crossroads for a player that was considered a borderline All-Star not long ago.

Agent: Happy Walters
2015/16 Earnings: $12,444,552
Career Earnings: $41,745,737
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Toronto
8.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Can’t run or jump, but the footwork is still very good.

Agent: George Bass
2015/16 Earnings: $2,900,000
Career Earnings: $60,152,186
Unrestricted / Center / 6-10 / Team: Golden State
7.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Was one of the best bench players in the NBA last season. Regressed some this year.

Agent: Andy Miller
2015/16 Earnings: $3,815,500
Career Earnings: $22,868,595
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-4 / Team: Cleveland
7.5 ppg, 4.4 apg

Gets under the skin of opponents with a very physical brand of basketball. Has become more of a threat offensively.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2015/16 Earnings: $1,347,276
Career Earnings: $2,653,938
Unrestricted / Center / 7-1 / Team: Cleveland
6.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg

A space-eater that was a fantastic fit in Cleveland last season. Not so effective this year while dealing with physical problems.

Agent: Andy Miller
2015/16 Earnings: $4,950,000
Career Earnings: $24,051,421
65. Nenê
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Washington
9.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg

Nice offensive player that takes high-percentage shots. Rebounding the ball is certainly not a strength.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2015/16 Earnings: $13,000,000
Career Earnings: $122,748,529
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Team: San Antonio
9.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg

A very fine perimeter scorer in the NBA in the last decade. He’s 33 already.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2015/16 Earnings: $7,402,474
Career Earnings: $79,198,566
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Team: Dallas
9.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.6 apg

Comes off the worst season of his career PER-wise. Will be a backup point guard somewhere again, though.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2015/16 Earnings: $4,540,000
Career Earnings: $49,343,771
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Miami
8.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Kind of laying an egg in Miami this year following two strong seasons in Phoenix.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2015/16 Earnings: $1,362,897
Career Earnings: $17,275,853
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Team: Memphis
10.3 ppg, 3.8 apg

The trade to Memphis did wonders for him. Then he got injured and waived.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2015/16 Earnings: $4,300,000
Career Earnings: $22,627,889
Unrestricted / Center / 7-2 / Team: LA Lakers
5.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg

At his best, he was a devastating defensive force with the ability to do some damage offensively. We have not seen his best version lately, though. Has had a rough time adjusting to small-ball era.

Agent: David Falk
2015/16 Earnings: $15,514,031
Career Earnings: $65,776,378
Restricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Milwaukee
5.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Not as good as brother Mason, but quite a presence on the defensive end too.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2015/16 Earnings: $2,109,293
Career Earnings: $5,473,973
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Miami
5.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Still producing at a good rate offensively, but he will not give you much on the other side of the court.

Agent: Happy Walters
2015/16 Earnings: $1,499,187
Career Earnings: $167,683,566
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Houston
6.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg

Josh Smith in Houston (Part II) did not go well at all.

Agent: Brian Dyke
2015/16 Earnings: $15,499,187
Career Earnings: $94,863,899
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-4 / Team: Oklahoma City
5.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg

Has shot below 40 percent from the field five of the last six seasons.

Agent: Steve Heumann
2015/16 Earnings: $3,135,000
Career Earnings: $31,741,401
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Team: Denver
7.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Finished the season strong with the Nuggets and that will help him come free agency.

Agent: Raymond Brothers
2015/16 Earnings: $3,000,000
Career Earnings: $21,138,310
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-7 / Team: Indiana
4.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Athletic swingman who will not be as coveted as the last time he hit free agency.

Agent: Kevin Bradbury
2015/16 Earnings: $5,258,082
Career Earnings: $17,977,968
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Team: New York
7.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg

Capable scorer who needs to work on his playmaking skills. Showed little progress this year.

Agent: Michael Siegel
2015/16 Earnings: $1,890,118
Career Earnings: $1,080,821
Player Option / Point Guard / 6-1 / Team: Cleveland
8.2 ppg, 2.4 apg

Potent scorer at the point guard position. Looks good playing next to LeBron.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2015/16 Earnings: $2,100,000
Career Earnings: $65,411,931
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Team: Golden State
6.4 ppg, 1.7 rpg

Has good motor for his age. Interesting contributor off the bench for the Warriors.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2015/16 Earnings: $2,500,000
Career Earnings: $42,467,358
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Portland
8.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Could have shined brighter on a team where he was going to have playing time.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2015/16 Earnings: $6,000,000
Career Earnings: $27,412,847

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