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NBA Free Agency 2016: The top players

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

Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last 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: Rich Paul
2015/16 Earnings: $5,000,000
Career Earnings: $45,546,390
Restricted / Center / 7-0 / Last 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 / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last 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 / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last 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 / Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Last 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Brooklyn
4.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Brooklyn was the fifth team in four seasons for him. Probably changing destination again this summer.

Agent: Brian Elfus
2015/16 Earnings: $981,348
Career Earnings: $11,560,788
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Washington
9.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg
Missed much of the 2015-16 season due to injury. Shot an impressive 41.0 percent from three.
Agent: David Bauman
2015/16 Earnings: $2,139,000
Career Earnings: $10,741,584
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Washington
5.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Didn’t get many opportunities to hit the court in Denver and Washington, but produced when he did.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2015/16 Earnings: $5,583,413
Career Earnings: $26,757,300
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: New Orleans
10.6 ppg, 3.7 apg, 3.4 rpg

Finished the season with a career-high 10.6 ppg, mostly as a byproduct of green light to shoot for a team where everybody was injured.

Agent: Joel Bell
2015/16 Earnings: $3,203,780
Career Earnings: $8,489,666
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Detroit
4.4 ppg, 3.4 apg

Want to play one more year, then go home. Good locker room presence to have around.

Agent: Joel Bell
2015/16 Earnings: $2,100,000
Career Earnings: $36,923,977
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: Portland
2.8 ppg, 1.5 rpg

Barely got off the bench last season. At 34, will he get another opportunity in the NBA?

Agent: Rob Pelinka
2015/16 Earnings: $5,000,000
Career Earnings: $86,527,368
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 5-9 / Last team: Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel)

Put up big numbers in Israel last season. The NBA may not be a bad fallback plan for him if his flirtation with the NFL doesn’t work out.

Agent: Aaron Goodwin
2015/16 Earnings: $26,456
Career Earnings: $24,727,781
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Charlotte
2.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg

The very physical Hansbrough comes off a season with career lows in major statistical categories.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2015/16 Earnings: $1,185,784
Career Earnings: $16,746,078
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Miami
4.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Believe it or not, Dorell Wright is only 30. He should have a few productive years left. If not in the NBA, he knows money is good in China.

Agent: Greg Lawrence
2015/16 Earnings: $17,637
Career Earnings: $28,716,258
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Minnesota
2.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Has no plans to put an end to a terrific NBA career. Could be a good mentor on a team with young players.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2015/16 Earnings: $1,499,187
Career Earnings: $81,675,782
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Atlanta
3.0 ppg, 1.6 apg

A true pro, but well past his prime. Has hinted at retirement.

Agent: Jeff Austin
2015/16 Earnings: $2,870,000
Career Earnings: $71,692,268
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: San Antonio
3.7 ppg, 2.2 apg

The No. 9 all-time in assists may have played his last NBA game. What a great run.

Agent: Andy Miller
2015/16 Earnings: $1,490,369
Career Earnings: $97,709,070
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-11 / Last team: Dallas
5.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg

Highlight of the year was messing with Russell Westbrook’s pre-game dancing routine.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2015/16 Earnings: $1,499,187
Career Earnings: $51,577,806
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-7 / Last team: Sacramento
3.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg

The respected veteran has not brough much on-court production the last few years.

Agent: Raymond Brothers
2015/16 Earnings: $1,499,187
Career Earnings: $83,124,864
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Last team: New York
1.8 ppg, 1.5 rpg

Played a few games this year after getting shot early in the season. Has everything to prove.

Agent: Doug Neustadt
2015/16 Earnings: $845,059
Career Earnings: $1,352,395
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: San Antonio
2.5 ppg, 0.9 rpg

Was limited to just 206 minutes in 2015-16. Done in San Antonio after 10 years in the Spur paradise?

Agent: Kenny Grant
2015/16 Earnings: $1,499,187
Career Earnings: $30,128,334
Unrestricted / Center / 6-10 / Last team: Brooklyn
6.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Joined the Nets on 10-day contracts late in the year and stayed for the remainder of the season. As usual, he grabbed rebounds at a good rate when given minutes.

Agent: Brian Elfus
2015/16 Earnings: $161,633
Career Earnings: $1,076,876
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-6 / Last team: Memphis
6.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg

The Hornets passed on exercising his contract option, which doesn’t bode well for his NBA future. May have some untapped potential, but has been largely inefficient when given minutes so far.

Agent: Juan Morrow
2015/16 Earnings: $1,201,440
Career Earnings: $2,351,160
Unrestricted / Center / 6-9 / Last team: LA Clippers
1.8 ppg, 1.3 rpg

Pretty big body. Has played small roles for Blazers, Pacers, Spurs and Clippers.

Agent: Mitch Frankel
2015/16 Earnings: $251,890
Career Earnings: $7,288,228
Unrestricted / Center / 6-10 / Last team: New Orleans
2.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg

A revered figure everywhere he’s been. Just not a very productive NBA player anymore.

Agent: Thaddeus Foucher
2015/16 Earnings: $1,499,187
Career Earnings: $57,255,279
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Last team: Memphis
3.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg

Has been in and out of the league for the last year. Very long and athletic (for his age).

Agent: Todd Ramasar
2015/16 Earnings: $615,906
Career Earnings: $13,070,433
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Washington
2.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Has tried to become a three-point shooter lately with little success.
Agent: Dan Fegan
2015/16 Earnings: $3,300,000
Career Earnings: $67,930,972
Unrestricted / Center / 6-9 / Last team: Detroit
0.9 ppg, 1.1 rpg
The veteran Canadian big man played just 96 minutes last season.
Agent: Mike Higgins
2015/16 Earnings: $2,500,000
Career Earnings: $25,214,177
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Sydney Kings (Australia)

Announced his retirement, then signed with a team in Australia. Perhaps the Al Harrington Experience is still not over.

Agent: Byron Irvin
2015/16 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $90,319,819
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-8 / Last team: FC Barcelona (Spain)

A dominant physical presence in Europe. Not as much in the NBA.

Agent: Alex Saratsis
2015/16 Earnings: $1,015,421
Career Earnings: $3,500,052
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Sacramento
1.0 ppg, 1.4 rpg

Has played more minutes in the D-League than in the NBA the last two years.

Agent: Chris Patrick
2015/16 Earnings: $845,059
Career Earnings: $1,352,395
Unrestricted / Center / 6-10 / Last team: Oklahoma City
1.6 ppg, 0.8 rpg

The respected veteran big man is probably done with the NBA.

Agent: Mike Higgins
2015/16 Earnings: $352,749
Career Earnings: $65,514,967

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