Free Agency

NBA Free Agency 2015: The top small forwards available this offseason

Impressive amount of talent in the Top 3. Too bad for teams willing to spend cash that those three are unlikely to leave very good situations.

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

Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Last team: Cleveland
25.3 ppg, 7.4 apg, 6.0 rpg

The most dominant player in the game is technically a free agent this summer, but he’s not going anywhere after returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers last year.

Agent: Rich Paul
2014/15 Earnings: $20,644,400
Career Earnings: $149,800,313
Restricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Brooklyn
8.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Not the most versatile player, but he’s certainly a lights-out shooter. Missed the last portion of the season due to serious health issues.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2014/15 Earnings: $3,368,100
Career Earnings: $9,687,150
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Miami
8.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg

Played better than expected in his return to Miami. You never know what you’re going to get with him. Really talented, but consistency and focus are not his strengths.

Agent: Jared Karnes
2014/15 Earnings: $3,578,801
Career Earnings: $31,952,463
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Detroit
7.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg

Played for Boston, Memphis and Detroit last season. Ultimate professional that can still bring something to the table.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $7,707,865
Career Earnings: $80,176,595
Restricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Last team: Boston
5.0 ppg, 1.4 rpg

Played more than decently when given a chance in Boston. Three-point shooting will be his calling card in the NBA.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2014/15 Earnings: $1,750,000
Career Earnings: $3,500,000
Restricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Last team: Indiana
6.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg

Shot the lights out in New York, signed a good free agent deal with Indiana and disappointed there. Made just 31.1 percent of his threes with the Pacers in 2014-15.

Agent: John Spencer
2014/15 Earnings: $3,130,000
Career Earnings: $6,603,604
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Last team: New Orleans
4.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg

Led the NBA in three-point shooting percentage ahead of Kyle Korver.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $981,084
Career Earnings: $6,287,604
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-7 / Last team: Toronto
1.8 ppg, 1.0 rpg

Scoring average has gone down every year in the NBA. Can he resurrect his career outside of Toronto?

Agent: Chris Emens
2014/15 Earnings: $8,500,000
Career Earnings: $22,235,799
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-7 / Last team: Washington
7.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg

Veteran long-range shooter. Has looked rejuvenated lately. May have another NBA year in him.

Agent: Joel Bell
2014/15 Earnings: $1,448,490
Career Earnings: $22,380,882
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-6 / Last team: Portland
4.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg

Was traded four times in the last 12 months. Likely to change teams once again this summer.

Agent: Andre Buck
2014/15 Earnings: $1,063,384
Career Earnings: $9,349,265
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-7 / Last team: LA Lakers
9.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Has never put it together. Has good moments, but lacks consistency.

Agent: Jeff Austin
2014/15 Earnings: $981,084
Career Earnings: $13,915,423
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-7 / Last team: Houston
3.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg

A three-and-D guy with diminishing skills. Was waived by the Rockets in December.

Agent: Aaron Goodwin
2014/15 Earnings: $1,316,809
Career Earnings: $31,044,040
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Milwaukee
5.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg

Has been in and out of the league for the last five years. Long-range shooting is his calling card.

Agent: Happy Walters
2014/15 Earnings: $1,145,685
Career Earnings: $13,649,323
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-7 / Last team: Charlotte
4.4 ppg, 1.8 rpg

Was suspended 24 games for a domestic incident and had a rough season with Charlotte. NBA future in doubt.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $2,279,115
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Last team: New York
7.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg

Will be looking for a guaranteed contract after putting decent numbers in his stint with the Knicks.

Agent: John Spencer
2014/15 Earnings: $937,004
Career Earnings: $2,911,936
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-10 / Last team:

Dead-eye shooter that played well for the Heat in the 2014 Finals, then had a contract with the Mavericks rescinded due to injury.

Agent: Tony Dutt
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $155,332,815
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-6 / Last team: LA Clippers

Has missed the last two seasons due to injury. May have to resume his career overseas.

Agent: Andy Miller
2014/15 Earnings: $3,250,000
Career Earnings: $21,527,037
Restricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Last team: Minnesota
4.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Big forward with nice three-point shooting stroke.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $880,000
Career Earnings: $1,370,180
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-10 / Last team: LA Clippers
3.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg

One of the best European players of all time. May return to Turkey.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $1,448,490
Career Earnings: $90,557,891
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Last team: Cleveland
4.4 ppg, 1.1 rpg

Longtime LeBron sidekick with great shooting skills. Did not shoot that well in the playoffs.

Agent: Joel Bell
2014/15 Earnings: $1,448,490
Career Earnings: $22,784,976
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-6 / Last team: Philadelphia
2.1 ppg, 1.1 rpg

The athletic swingman didn’t get many chances in his rookie year. Will have to prove himself in summer league with some team.

Agent: Aaron Mintz
2014/15 Earnings: $507,336
Career Earnings: $119,373
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-10 / Last team: New York
3.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg

The former McDonald’s All-American will have to try to make a team via training camp again.

Agent: Omar Wilkes
2014/15 Earnings: $507,336
Career Earnings: $507,336
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-6 / Last team: Toronto
18.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Resurfaced in Puerto Rico after taking two years off. May get a look from some NBA team.

Agent: Bill McCandless
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $34,658,719
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