Free Agency

NBA Free Agency 2015: The top players available this offseason

 

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

Restricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Cleveland
8.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg

A solid role player for the Cavs. Has looked terrific in the playoffs. Being represented by LeBron James’ friend surely will not hurt him a free agency.

Agent: Rich Paul
2014/15 Earnings: $5,421,233
Career Earnings: $17,215,913
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: Cleveland
12.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.8 apg

No distractions in Cleveland, so we’re getting a good version of JR Smith. Incredible talent, but there will always be questions about his focus.

Agent: Leon Rose
2014/15 Earnings: $5,982,375
Career Earnings: $40,012,765
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-8 / Last team: LA Lakers
11.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg

Good scorer at the power forward position with obvious defensive shortcomings. Has lost a step or two lately.

Agent: Rob Pelinka
2014/15 Earnings: $16,800,000
Career Earnings: $146,109,736
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Real Madrid (Spain)
10.3 ppg, 5.1 apg

The flashy Spaniard is one of the best point guards in FIBA basketball. His contract with Euroleague giant Real Madrid includes an out option.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $4,669,835
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-11 / Last team: Xinjiang Guanghui (China)
31.0 ppg, 14.5 rpg

Likely to land a better contract in China than in the NBA. Talent not a question with him.

Agent: Andy Miller
2014/15 Earnings: $8,471,339
Career Earnings: $31,255,166
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 5-9 / Last team: LA Clippers
5.7 ppg, 2.3 apg

Bouncy guard that has been moving from team to team lately. Has played for six franchises in the last five years.

Agent: Aaron Goodwin
2014/15 Earnings: $2,184,179
Career Earnings: $24,515,602
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-2 / Last team: Houston
7.0 ppg, 1.9 apg

There’s something left in Jason Terry’s tank. His playoff performance is proof of that.

Agent: BJ Armstrong
2014/15 Earnings: $5,450,000
Career Earnings: $103,331,107
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 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 / 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 / Power Forward / 0-0 / Last team: Philadelphia
9.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg
Agent: Darren Matsubara
2014/15 Earnings: $4,382,576
Career Earnings: $21,113,961
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
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 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 / 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 / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: Toronto
4.0 ppg, 2.0 apg

Has been traded multiple times this offseason. Will he give it a try for another season?

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $2,750,000
Career Earnings: $45,269,478
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Last team: Philadelphia
6.1 ppg, 3.3 apg

Sixers cornerstone Nerlens Noel lavished him with praise due to his unselfish play. Not much of a shooter.

Agent: Raymond Brothers
2014/15 Earnings: $1,838,615
Career Earnings: $3,899,794
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: LA Clippers
4.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Safe to say he didn’t live up to expectations in the NBA, but can give you some decent minutes as a reserve.

Agent: John Hamilton
2014/15 Earnings: $7,827,985
Career Earnings: $27,766,665
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: New Orleans
7.6 ppg, 3.4 apg

Two-time champion in Miami. Not much of a playmaker or a shooter.

Agent: Rich Paul
2014/15 Earnings: $2,150,188
Career Earnings: $5,397,868
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-8 / Last team: Sacramento
3.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Has never developed an offensive game, but didn’t need one to find his niche in the NBA. Great rebounder and pesky defender.

Agent: Andy Miller
2014/15 Earnings: $1,768,654
Career Earnings: $32,345,619
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Orlando
6.2 ppg, 1.1 rpg
Comes off two brutal seasons in Charlotte and Orlando. Can he resurrect his NBA career?
Agent: Raymond Brothers
2014/15 Earnings: $4,500,000
Career Earnings: $84,617,019
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Cleveland
4.8 ppg, 3.0 apg

Scrappy point guard that makes the best of his limited abilities. More than half his shots come from beyond the arc. Surprised with his performance in the Finals.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $816,482
Career Earnings: $1,306,662
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: Philadelphia
9.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg

Missed two years due to injury and worked hard to return to the court at age 34. That’s commendable… But how much left in the tank?

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $6,601,125
Career Earnings: $105,356,093
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Last team:

We may have seen the last of Ray Allen on an NBA court. But if he gets the itch to return, you can be pretty sure suitors will line up for the services of one of the best shooters of all time.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $184,356,410
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-9 / Last team: Portland
4.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Has shot worse than 40 percent for three straight seasons. A disappointment in Portland.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $3,145,000
Career Earnings: $28,693,621
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: Sacramento
4.4 ppg, 3.5 apg

One of the slowest guards in the NBA. His high basketball IQ may warrant another season in the NBA.

Agent: Andy Miller
2014/15 Earnings: $4,625,000
Career Earnings: $96,218,701
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Last team: Washington
3.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg

Dynamic guard that put together fantastic performances in China last season.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $3,060,376
Career Earnings: $17,137,733
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Denver
6.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Mid-range game remains strong, but has fallen in love with the three even though his success from beyond the arc is scarce.

Agent: Jerry Hicks
2014/15 Earnings: $3,457,149
Career Earnings: $14,873,488
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Phoenix
4.2 ppg, 3.1 apg

Pass-first guard that averaged 8.8 apg in 2013-14. Missed the second half of the 2014-15 season with a torn ACL.

Agent: Alex Saratsis
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $4,839,963
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Indiana
7.4 ppg, 3.6 apg, 2.7 rpg

Comes off a career season with the Indiana Pacers. Can he get another guaranteed contract?

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $948,163
Career Earnings: $2,326,996
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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Philadelphia
8.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg

One of the most used Sixer players during Sam Hinkie’s reign. Good mid-range shot.

Agent: Todd Eley
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $1,729,188
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: Phoenix
2.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg

Comes off the worst season of his NBA career. Not that the previous ones were particulary good.

Agent: Joel Bell
2014/15 Earnings: $3,000,000
Career Earnings: $58,008,801
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia)
13.0 ppg, 4.3 apg, 3.5 rpg

One of the top American players in Europe. Can opt out of his deal in Russia.

Agent: Andrew Vye
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $0
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: Los Angeles Lakers
2.2 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Torn his Achilles early and missed most of the season. Will probably have to prove himself in training camp with some team.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $1,082,000
Career Earnings: $7,597,040
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: FC Barcelona (Spain)
7.3 ppg, 4.5 apg

One of the most talented point guards we’ve seen in FIBA basketball. On the wrong side of 30.

Agent: Juan Aisa
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $0
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 / 6-11 / Last team: Atlanta
3.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg

Skilled player that has been a disappointment at the NBA level. Never bulked up like he neded.

Agent: Todd Ramasar
2014/15 Earnings: $1,263,550
Career Earnings: $10,505,632
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 / Point Guard / 5-11 / Last team: Detroit
4.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Averaged 26.3 ppg in China last season before playing for the Pistons for a couple of months.

Agent: Bernie Lee
2014/15 Earnings: $491,968
Career Earnings: $5,482,967
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 / Power Forward / 6-7 / Last team: Charlotte
3.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Was never a great scorer, but offense is downright ugly now. Brings hustle.

Agent: Andy Miller
2014/15 Earnings: $1,316,809
Career Earnings: $28,614,821
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Orlando
5.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg

Good veteran presence. Has shot worse than 39 percent the last two seasons.

Agent: Aaron Goodwin
2014/15 Earnings: $1,448,490
Career Earnings: $23,473,246
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Golden State
22.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg

Will get buckets wherever he plays (China, D-League or NBA). Has a me-first attitude.

Agent: Aaron Mintz
2014/15 Earnings: $2,162,418
Career Earnings: $5,523,859
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-6 / Last team: Toronto
1.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg

Undersized power forward with good rebounding instincts. In the twilight of his career.

Agent: Calvin Andrews
2014/15 Earnings: $5,958,750
Career Earnings: $30,683,959
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Atlanta
2.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg

One of the best power forwards in the game this century, Brand will seriously consider retirement this summer.

Agent: David Falk
2014/15 Earnings: $2,000,000
Career Earnings: $167,338,631
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 5-11 / Last team: Oklahoma City
19.8 ppg, 4.5 apg

Talented playmaker that could be looking at a third contract in China. Has never shot better than 41.3 percent in a season in the NBA.

Agent: Joel Bell
2014/15 Earnings: $1,316,809
Career Earnings: $19,073,889
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-11 / Last team:

Took a year off after a strong season with Golden State in 2013-14. Will he try a comeback?

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $168,794,021
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
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-2 / Last team: New Orleans
3.6 ppg, 1.2 apg

The outstanding college scorer has not panned out in the NBA. Last chance for him in the States?

Agent: Jeff Austin
2014/15 Earnings: $948,163
Career Earnings: $8,032,603
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
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 / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Brooklyn
3.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg
A victim of the numbers game in Brooklyn. Bouncy big man that plays with energy.
Agent: Michael Silverman
2014/15 Earnings: $507,336
Career Earnings: $507,336
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-5 / Last team: Washington
1.2 ppg, 0.2 apg

Long point guard with very nice defensive skills.

Agent: Bernie Lee
2014/15 Earnings: $1,096,056
Career Earnings: $1,586,236
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 / Point Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Brooklyn
2.2 ppg, 1.3 apg
A journeyman. Has played for five NBA teams and two D-League squads in four seasons.
Agent: Brian Dyke
2014/15 Earnings: $803,149
Career Earnings: $3,285,217
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 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: LA Clippers
0.9 ppg, 0.8 rpg

May have run out of opportunities in the NBA.

Agent: Michael Silverman
2014/15 Earnings: $981,084
Career Earnings: $15,335,512
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 / 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 / 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 / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: LA Clippers
0.6 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Has antagonized some of the best players in the game. Was a pretty good defender.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $2,169,659
Career Earnings: $18,317,927
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
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
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Last team: LA Lakers
11.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.0 apg

Played with the Lakers late in the season, but not that well.

Agent: Makhtar Ndiaye
2014/15 Earnings: $48,028
Career Earnings: $76,862
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Denver
1.9 ppg, 0.5 rpg

Expected to play summer league with the Denver Nuggets, who claimed him off waivers late in the season.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $816,481
Career Earnings: $1,306,661
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 / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Milwaukee
2.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.1 apg

Has played for Jason Kidd in Brooklyn and Milwaukee.

Agent: BJ Armstrong
2014/15 Earnings: $960,566
Career Earnings: $265,187
Unrestricted / 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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