NBA Free Agency 2017: Centers

NBA Free Agency 2017: Centers

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NBA Free Agency 2017: Centers

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Player Option / Center / 6-11 / Team: Milwaukee
11.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg

Great low-post game and nice touch around the rim. Has not been a hit with the Bucks.

Agent: David Falk
2016/17 Earnings: $17,145,838
Career Earnings: $52,090,028
Restricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Dallas
8.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg

Defense-oriented big man with a lot of upside and some red flags.

Agent: Happy Walters
2016/17 Earnings: $4,384,490
Career Earnings: $14,329,730
Restricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Denver
10.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.5 apg

The Nuggets gave up Jusuf Nurkic to acquire him. Hard to picture them letting him go.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2016/17 Earnings: $2,328,530
Career Earnings: $6,399,770
Player Option / Center / 6-11 / Team: San Antonio
5.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg

Another great pickup by the Spurs. Quite a defensive presence for them.

Agent: Michael Silverman
2016/17 Earnings: $2,898,000
Career Earnings: $4,661,760
Restricted / Center / 7-0 / Team: Boston
9.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg

Figures to be a productive reserve big men for a lot of years.

Agent: Greg Lawrence
2016/17 Earnings: $3,094,013
Career Earnings: $9,321,294
Player Option / Center / 6-10 / Team: Detroit
4.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Super strong backup center will play physical every minute on the floor.

Agent: Daniel Moldovan
2016/17 Earnings: $6,500,000
Career Earnings: $16,267,042
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Houston
9.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Looks more fit now than in his prime years. Consistent contributor for the Rockets. Terrific in the playoffs.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2016/17 Earnings: $2,898,000
Career Earnings: $125,646,529
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Team: Golden State
6.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Out of nowhere, he’s putting together a great season as a bit player with the Warriors. Fits in really well there.

Agent: BJ Armstrong
2016/17 Earnings: $1,403,611
Career Earnings: $53,626,895
Restricted / Center / 6-9 / Team: Chicago
4.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Has pretty good mobility for his size. Offensive game is a work in progress.

Agent: Aylton Tesch
2016/17 Earnings: $874,636
Career Earnings: $1,399,726
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Team: Cleveland
2.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg

Real fine post defender who takes high-percentage shots and will not complain about lack of touches. Gets injured a lot.

Agent: David Bauman
2016/17 Earnings: $11,410,378
Career Earnings: $116,675,661
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Golden State
6.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg

Adored by fans everywhere he’s played because of his effort. Despised by many opponents because of his physical approach to the game.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2016/17 Earnings: $2,898,000
Career Earnings: $54,484,977
Restricted / Center / 7-1 / Team: Phoenix
8.0 ppg, 6.6 rpg

Has shown progress, but not to the extent that most would have wanted.

Agent: Michael Lelchitski
2016/17 Earnings: $4,823,621
Career Earnings: $15,773,381
Unrestricted / Center / 7-2 / Team: Denver
4.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg

The changes in the NBA have not played up to his strengths. Lack of mobility is troubling in this pace-and-space era.

Agent: David Falk
2016/17 Earnings: $5,000,000
Career Earnings: $70,684,162
Player Option / Center / 6-10 / Team: LA Clippers
8.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg

He has cut down on the long twos to take more threes… with some success: 37.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

Agent: Andy Miller
2016/17 Earnings: $1,403,611
Career Earnings: $24,272,206
Player Option / Center / 6-9 / Team: Miami
5.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Became a solid rotation player for a pretty decent team in Miami. Will not have to do the minimum contract thing again.

Agent: Joel Bell
2016/17 Earnings: $874,636
Career Earnings: $1,821,912
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Atlanta
4.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg

Missed an entire year due to injury and came back shooting threes.

Agent: Jason Ranne
2016/17 Earnings: $8,250,000
Career Earnings: $47,016,000
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Atlanta
6.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg

Opens up the floor with very good three-point shooting. Not much of a rebounder or defender.

Agent: Sean Kennedy
2016/17 Earnings: $1,015,696
Career Earnings: $2,779,454
Restricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Chicago
5.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg

Has not been able to establish himself as a key rotation player anywhere yet. He’s 25, though, so probably getting another chance.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2016/17 Earnings: $1,709,719
Career Earnings: $5,209,719
Unrestricted / Center / 7-0 / Team: Utah
2.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Big man in the middle. Opponents improved their offensive rating 6.3 points with him on the floor, though.

Agent: Darren ‘Mats’ Matsubara
2016/17 Earnings: $1,015,696
Career Earnings: $2,779,454
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Golden State
1.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg

The wheels are falling off for the veteran Brazilian big man.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2016/17 Earnings: $10,851,659
Career Earnings: $83,080,627
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Cleveland
0.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg

The Cavs gave him a chance, but was reportedly not in game shape yet after two years away from basketball.

Agent: Happy Walters
2016/17 Earnings: $5,207,722
Career Earnings: $21,712,277
Unrestricted / Center / 6-9 / Team: San Antonio
1.3 ppg, 1.6 rpg

A bit player in San Antonio. May enter free agency as a three-time NBA champion.

Agent: Mike Higgins
2016/17 Earnings: $663,810
Career Earnings: $23,377,987

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