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NBA Free Agency 2015: The top centers available this offseason

The best center in the game, the big man that’s led the NBA in rebounds and field-goal percentage the last two seasons and one of the best players in NBA history are all free agents this summer.

POINT GUARDS / SHOOTING GUARDS / SMALL FORWARDS / POWER FORWARDS / CENTERS

Unrestricted / Center / 7-1 / Last team: Memphis
17.4 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.8 apg

Quite probably the best center in the game right now. Loves his team and the city of Memphis. Hard to picture him moving to another franchise.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $15,829,688
Career Earnings: $67,317,097
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Last team: LA Clippers
11.5 ppg, 15.0 rpg, 2.2 bpg

Led the NBA in rebounds and shooting percentages for a second year in a row. Not much of an offensive game aside from dunks.

Agent: Happy Walters
2014/15 Earnings: $11,440,123
Career Earnings: $45,179,863
Restricted / Center / 6-11 / Last team: Oklahoma City
15.5 ppg, 8.9 rpg

Enes Kanter will get buckets, but has long ways to go defensively. Thunder will likely re-sign him.

Agent: Max Ergul
2014/15 Earnings: $6,008,106
Career Earnings: $19,090,026
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: Portland
9.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg

His blue-collar approach to the game has made him a valuable player in Portland. Will play hard and will not ask for touches.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $5,340,229
Career Earnings: $24,242,945
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: Memphis
5.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg

One of the most effective backup centers in the NBA. Nothing he does is flashy, but he gets the work done.

Agent: Mark Termini
2014/15 Earnings: $3,000,000
Career Earnings: $14,899,792
Unrestricted / Center / 6-10 / Last team: Washington
6.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg

Wizards can’t be too happy about his development. Can still get paid in free agency based on potential.

Agent: Rich Paul
2014/15 Earnings: $3,898,691
Career Earnings: $11,700,885
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Last team: Milwaukee
7.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg

Focused enough on basketball to make a comeback next season?

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $11,000,000
Career Earnings: $19,639,008
Unrestricted / Center / 6-9 / Last team: Charlotte
4.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Four years into his NBA career, he has little to show in terms of offensive game. Very good shot blocker.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $4,086,453
Career Earnings: $12,942,333
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: Philadelphia
4.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg

Shaqtin’ a fool veteran JaVale McGee has low basketball IQ and durability issues having played just 28 games in the last two seasons. His length and athleticism will likely keep him in the league.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $11,250,000
Career Earnings: $38,952,320
Unrestricted / Center / 6-10 / Last team: Cleveland
3.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Popular figure in every contending team he plays for, but on-court contribution keeps shrinking.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $9,588,889
Career Earnings: $54,821,545
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Last team: New York
5.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg

Big body. Pretty good rebounder. Played solid basketball for the lowly Knicks.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2014/15 Earnings: $981,084
Career Earnings: $7,839,084
Unrestricted / Center / 6-6 / Last team: Dallas
1.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Showed promise in Houston, but was just a bit player in Dallas for Rick Carlisle.

Agent: Brian Elfus
2014/15 Earnings: $948,163
Career Earnings: $2,896,384
Unrestricted / Center / 6-10 / Last team:

Has not played for the last couple of seasons, but there would be teams out there willing to give him a chance.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $89,578,416
Unrestricted / Center / 6-9 / Last team: San Antonio
2.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Strong and energetic big man. Saw his playing time dip his second year with the Spurs.

Agent: Mitch Frankel
2014/15 Earnings: $1,828,750
Career Earnings: $7,036,338
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Last team: New York
4.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Extremely long center that went from starter to reserve to getting waived by the Knicks in a matter of weeks.

Agent: Marc Cornstein
2014/15 Earnings: $1,885,755
Career Earnings: $88,111,051
Unrestricted / Center / 6-9 / Last team: Detroit
1.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Shot-blocking center with no offense that will be looking at a minimum contract.

Agent: Mike Higgins
2014/15 Earnings: $3,800,000
Career Earnings: $20,214,177
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: Sacramento
3.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg

Freakish length and athleticism. Played just 441 minutes in 2014-15.

Agent: Todd Ramasar
2014/15 Earnings: $1,310,286
Career Earnings: $12,639,008
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: New Orleans
2.6 ppg, 1.7 rpg

Seven-footer with strong rebounding skills. Really big body.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $816,482
Career Earnings: $1,306,662
Unrestricted / Center / 6-10 / Last team: Chicago
1.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg

One of the oldest players in the NBA. Has not hit the court much the last four seasons. Probably retiring.

Agent: Mike Higgins
2014/15 Earnings: $1,448,490
Career Earnings: $65,162,218
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Last team: Toronto
0.8 ppg, 0.9 rpg

Rim protector with not much offensive talent.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $981,084
Career Earnings: $6,994,279
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: Minnesota
5.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Blocks shots, rebounds well and is still just 25. Will probably get more chances in the NBA.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $816,482
Career Earnings: $1,070,222
Unrestricted / Center / 6-10 / Last team: Dallas
2.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Physical big man with good attitude and limited upside at 30.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $1,259,775
Career Earnings: $2,522,251
Unrestricted / Center / 6-9 / Last team: Minnesota
4.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg

Has been with four NBA franchises, three D-League clubs and three overseas teams since he turned pro in 2010.

Agent: Derrick Powell
2014/15 Earnings: $864,510
Career Earnings: $154,804
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: Phoenix
2.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg

Changes teams more often than other players change sneakers. Always ends up finding his way back to the NBA.

Agent: Andre Buck
2014/15 Earnings: $390,063
Career Earnings: $3,239,450
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: Brooklyn
3.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Jamaican seven-footer with strong rebounding abilities.

Agent: Todd Ramasar
2014/15 Earnings: $816,482
Career Earnings: $1,290,086
Restricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: Golden State
1.3 ppg, 1.1 rpg

Played 74 minutes for the NBA champions. An unknown commodity, but the size is there.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $816,482
Career Earnings: $1,306,662
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