Free Agency

NBA Free Agency 2015: The top players available this offseason

It’s not at the level of 2010 or 2014 but quite a strong free agent class this summer – especially in frontcourt positions. The question is… How many of the big names will actually end up changing places?

Anyhow, we rank them from best to worst.

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
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 / Power Forward / 6-11 / Last team: Portland
23.4 ppg, 10.2 rpg

Rumors are growing louder that LaMarcus Aldridge could be eyeing a move. Portland’s playoff meltdown doesn’t have the Blazers’ case.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $15,200,000
Career Earnings: $85,276,907
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Miami
21.5 ppg, 4.8 apg, 3.5 rpg

We will all be surprised if he doesn’t retire as a member of the Miami Heat. Health and durability are concerns, but Wade is still playing at an All-Star level.

Agent: Henry Thomas
2014/15 Earnings: $15,000,000
Career Earnings: $121,321,666
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
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Last team: San Antonio
13.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 3.0 apg

Will either retire in All-Star form or re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs for another shot at the title.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $10,361,446
Career Earnings: $224,709,155
Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Last team: Detroit
15.9 ppg, 10.2 rpg

Played better for the Pistons when Josh Smith got waived. Dependable big man that has averaged a double-double for the first time in his career.

Agent: David Falk
2014/15 Earnings: $5,479,933
Career Earnings: $18,590,027
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Dallas
18.9 ppg, 4.1 apg

Tremendous scorer that has been successful in Dallas. Pretty moody too.

Agent: Jeff Fried
2014/15 Earnings: $8,720,000
Career Earnings: $73,603,581
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Detroit
14.5 ppg, 6.0 apg, 4.2 rpg

The Pistons gave him a chance to become a full-time starter for the first time. Sounds like they have every intention to keep him.

Agent: Aaron Mintz
2014/15 Earnings: $2,325,680
Career Earnings: $5,985,440
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Last team: Dallas
8.9 ppg, 7.9 apg, 5.5 rpg

His stint with Dallas has been a disaster and that’s going to hurt him in free agency. Kobe Bryant has a soft spot for him. Future in Los Angeles?

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $12,909,090
Career Earnings: $60,873,793
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-8 / Last team: Milwaukee
13.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg

A pleasant surprise in Milwaukee. Good mid-range game and length. Keeping him will not come cheap for the Bucks.

Agent: Michael Lindeman
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $2,177,719
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Houston
12.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.3 apg

Has started to rebuild his reputation playing solid basketball for a winning organization like the Rockets. Great player at the right price.

Agent: Wallace Prather
2014/15 Earnings: $14,945,778
Career Earnings: $77,839,623
Restricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Orlando
17.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg

One of the best young forwards in the game. May not have star potential, but could start for many teams in the NBA.

Agent: Henry Thomas
2014/15 Earnings: $2,511,432
Career Earnings: $6,999,912
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
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 / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Indiana
11.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.4 apg

One of the most respected players in the league. Will have no trouble getting a job in the NBA once his playing days are over, but likely to continue hitting mid-range shots and playing tough D at least another year.

Agent: Jeff Austin
2014/15 Earnings: $12,000,000
Career Earnings: $87,668,418
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-1 / Last team: Toronto
15.5 ppg, 2.1 apg

Not the explosive player he once was, the Sixth Man of the Year can still score the ball like few others.

Agent: Wallace Prather
2014/15 Earnings: $5,450,000
Career Earnings: $37,208,319
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Last team: Houston
10.1 ppg, 3.4 apg, 4.2 rpg

Not much of a scorer or a playmaker, but will make life hard for opposing guards with his defensive tenacity.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $1,985,492
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Last team: Portland
15.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.3 apg

Matthews was playing great during a contract year, but it all came crumbling down with an Achilles tendon injury. A talented glue gluy, he would have landed a big contract if healthy. The injury changes everything.

Agent: Jeff Austin
2014/15 Earnings: $7,245,640
Career Earnings: $32,984,188
Team Option / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Last team: LA Clippers
16.3 ppg, 2.7 apg

Mr. 3+1 is a perennial Sixth Man of the Year candidate that can bring instant offense to any team.

Agent: Greg Lawrence
2014/15 Earnings: $5,450,000
Career Earnings: $90,771,497
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: San Antonio
10.5 ppg, 4.2 apg, 3.0 rpg

Extremely talented and smart guard that always plays his heart out. He’s on his last wheels, though.

Agent: Herb Rudoy
2014/15 Earnings: $7,000,000
Career Earnings: $108,225,615
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 / Small Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Houston
11.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg

Plays good defense, runs the floor really well and still doesn’t make threes. A really good fit in Houston.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $4,702,500
Career Earnings: $27,385,732
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-8 / Last team: Boston
10.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Strong and consistent forward with nice mid-range shooting ability. You know what you’re getting with him.

Agent: Tony Dutt
2014/15 Earnings: $6,950,000
Career Earnings: $34,309,850
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-11 / Last team: Dallas
11.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg

Still an offensive threat in the twilight of his career. Don’t expect much from him defensively.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $21,896,658
Career Earnings: $164,184,379
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Last team: Portland
13.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Didn’t distinguish himself with his play this season –  especially in Portland.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2014/15 Earnings: $7,562,500
Career Earnings: $42,755,777
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: LA Lakers
12.0 ppg, 7.9 rpg

The Lakers were disappointed with his effort this season and may not exercise the option on his contract.

Agent: Kevin Bradbury
2014/15 Earnings: $9,000,000
Career Earnings: $24,204,687
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Last team: San Antonio
9.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg

Terrific shooter, although not as consistent in 2014-15. Can probably make more money outside of San Antonio.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2014/15 Earnings: $2,873,750
Career Earnings: $14,805,034
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: LA Lakers
8.3 rpg, 7.6 rpg

Was effective in limited playing for the lowly Lakers. There’s still some untapped potential.

Agent: Happy Walters
2014/15 Earnings: $981,084
Career Earnings: $10,324,184
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Last team: Indiana
12.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.1 apg

Indiana has been good for Rodney Stuckey. His play was one of the reasons the Pacers were as competitive. They would like to keep him.

Agent: Paolo Zamorano
2014/15 Earnings: $1,227,985
Career Earnings: $34,557,071
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-8 / Last team: Phoenix
11.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg

Gerald Green’s camp was not too happy about the role reserved for the ultra athletic swingman. Likely headed elsewhere.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $3,500,000
Career Earnings: $15,912,956
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-11 / Last team: Minnesota
6.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg

The Wolves gave up a lot for him, so he figures to stay as a vocal leader for a young and struggling team.

Agent: Andy Miller
2014/15 Earnings: $12,000,000
Career Earnings: $327,372,398
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: LA Lakers
11.2 ppg, 4.6 apg

Safe to say he’s going to have to take a pay cut and will not return to the Lakers. Could be a quality backup guard somewhere.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $14,898,938
Career Earnings: $32,884,029
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Indiana
9.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg

Low-post maestro that doesn’t jump much, yet still finds a way to score the ball.

Agent: George Bass
2014/15 Earnings: $11,041,037
Career Earnings: $44,538,648
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Last team: Charlotte
14.2 ppg, 6.2 apg

Averaged 17 ppg with green light to shoot during his time with the Hornets this season.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $3,750,000
Career Earnings: $63,311,931
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Last team: Chicago
11.6 ppg, 3.2 apg

Has a career average of just 3.3 apg, but there’s no denying he’s scoring threat every time he’s on the floor.

Agent: Leon Rose
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $13,972,851
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 / Power Forward / 7-0 / Last team: New York
14.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Numbers look good, but they rarely translate into wins.

Agent: Leon Rose
2014/15 Earnings: $12,000,000
Career Earnings: $72,156,511
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Toronto
3.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg

Hustle player at the power forward position. Averaged career-lows in scoring and rebounding last season.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2014/15 Earnings: $3,326,235
Career Earnings: $15,560,294
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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Philadelphia
5.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg

Running out of chances to prove he can be a quality forward in the NBA.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $3,678,360
Career Earnings: $10,579,440
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: Brooklyn
7.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg

Will be a solid reserve at the shooting guard position somewhere.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $1,276,061
Career Earnings: $3,609,981
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: Indiana
10.0 ppg, 3.6 apg

Averaged 10 ppg for only the second time in his career, but Larry Bird has not expressed much interest in keeping him.

Agent: Derrick Powell
2014/15 Earnings: $2,077,000
Career Earnings: $12,430,493
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Boston
6.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Has not lived up to the promise of his first year in the NBA. Could be a good fit as a high-energy guy somewhere, though.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $4,500,000
Career Earnings: $19,219,783
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 / 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 / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: New York
10.3 ppg, 2.5 apg, 2.4 rpg

Has bounced from team to team in the last two years. Surprisingly good in his short final stint with the Knicks.

Agent: Obrad Fimic
2014/15 Earnings: $3,198,723
Career Earnings: $9,283,333
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 0-0 / Last team: Philadelphia
9.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Made good of a bad situation in Philadelphia. Good veteran presence to have around young guys.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2014/15 Earnings: $4,382,576
Career Earnings: $21,113,961
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Last team: Denver
8.3 ppg, 4.0 apg

Veteran point guard comes off career-lows in scoring and shooting percentage. Will he exercise his player option to make decent money in a bad situation?

Agent: Steve Mountain
2014/15 Earnings: $4,750,000
Career Earnings: $52,167,977
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Minnesota
10.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Has made an NBA career out of strong long-range shooting. Shots have not been falling at a good rate lately, though.

Agent: David Bauman
2014/15 Earnings: $3,250,000
Career Earnings: $8,641,584
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: CSKA Moscow (Russia)
12.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.5 apg

Athletic swingman that was a superstar in Europe. Not likely to be paid in the NBA as much as he did in Russia.

Agent: Roger Montgomery
2014/15 Earnings: $854,389
Career Earnings: $2,032,923
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
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: Houston
7.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Terrific athlete at the wing position. Showed good potential in Philadelphia, then barely played in Houston.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $507,336
Career Earnings: $507,336
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
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Phoenix
7.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg

Journeyman guard that has played for five different teams in six seasons. Expect another move this summer.

Agent: Tony Dutt
2014/15 Earnings: $8,697,500
Career Earnings: $23,795,083
Restricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Last team: Sacramento
8.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg

Not much progress in his game. Doesn’t excel in any area. Can he flourish in a better situation than he found in Minnesota and Sacramento?

Agent: Rob Pelinka
2014/15 Earnings: $6,679,866
Career Earnings: $21,247,386
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 / Small Forward / 6-7 / Last team: Dallas
5.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg

Has shot better than 40 percent from three four of the past five seasons. Who saw that coming?

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2014/15 Earnings: $1,448,490
Career Earnings: $108,055,804
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 7-0 / Last team: New York
8.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg

Fine mid-range shooter that’s connecting threes at a decent rate now too.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $3,278,000
Career Earnings: $16,944,993
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: San Antonio
6.8 ppg, 2.4 apg, 2.4 rpg

Has improved every year in the Spurs’ system. Starting to look like a legit backup point guard in the NBA.

Agent: Rich Paul
2014/15 Earnings: $2,134,593
Career Earnings: $5,389,473
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Golden State
7.1 ppg, 1.5 apg, 1.4 rpg

Has rejuvenated his NBA career in Golden State. Enters free agency as a champion.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2014/15 Earnings: $1,448,490
Career Earnings: $39,967,358
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Last team: LA Lakers
10.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Dealt with the murder of his father and still managed to be a contributor for the Lakers, which is a testament to his professionalism and focus.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $1,063,384
Career Earnings: $9,034,826
Restricted / Center / 6-10 / Last team: San Antonio
6.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg

Strong, physical post player that plays within his limitations. Has improved every year under Gregg Popovich.

Agent: Daniel Moldovan
2014/15 Earnings: $3,215,243
Career Earnings: $3,290,042
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
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
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Last team: Dallas
7.5 ppg, 3.4 apg

Dynamic guard that has played his best basketball as a Maverick. Staying there another season?

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $5,822,078
Career Earnings: $25,375,252
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: Memphis
4.2 ppg, 2.5 apg

Steady point guard that has many suitors overseas. NBA remains his priority, though.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $816,482
Career Earnings: $1,306,662
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 / Small Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Sacramento
8.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg

Shot a career-high 40.2 percent from three-point land in his return to Sacramento.

Agent: Steve Heumann
2014/15 Earnings: $1,063,384
Career Earnings: $8,052,037
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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Washington
5.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Couldn’t keep up the level of play of his impressive stretch late in the 2013-14 season. Popular in Washington. Would like to stay a Wizard.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $8,128,490
Career Earnings: $58,363,081
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
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 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: San Antonio
3.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg

A spot-up shooter that shot a career-low 40.9 percent for the Spurs. Would love to return for a 10th season with San Antonio.

Agent: Kenny Grant
2014/15 Earnings: $1,448,490
Career Earnings: $28,629,147
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Last team: LA Clippers
7.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.0 apg

Point guard that doesn’t shoot or create for others particularly well. Only 22, so there’s still room for progress.

Agent: David Falk
2014/15 Earnings: $2,439,840
Career Earnings: $7,017,240
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 / Power Forward / 6-11 / Last team: Dallas
6.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg

A good soldier under Rick Carlisle. Was effective enough in the minutes he got.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2014/15 Earnings: $1,316,809
Career Earnings: $50,078,619
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Indiana
5.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Good shooting touch around the rim. Not the most energetic big man around.

Agent: Andy Miller
2014/15 Earnings: $948,163
Career Earnings: $7,481,767
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 / Power Forward / 6-7 / Last team: New York
5.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Classic tweener that plays with good effort.

Agent: Michael Silverman
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $2,369,115
Restricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Orlando
5.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg

Has a big body and a decent shooting touch from the perimeter.

Agent: Andy Miller
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $2,492,987
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
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: Denver
6.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg

A scorer, but not a shooter. Wants to return to Denver, where he has played his best basketball in the NBA.

Agent: Brian Elfus
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $2,254,115
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Fenerbahce Ulker (Turkey)
13.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.1 apg

Averaged 17 ppg in the Euroleague for one of the top clubs in Europe.

Agent: Andrew Vye
2014/15 Earnings: $44,835
Career Earnings: $518,439
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 / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Atlanta
5.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg

Couldn’t get enough minutes in Atlanta, but his strong outside shooting could warrant playing time elsewhere.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $1,312,920
Career Earnings: $3,776,280
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 / Point Guard / 5-11 / Last team: New York
6.2 ppg, 3.0 apg, 2.3 rpg

Needs to develop his playmaking skills. Didn’t look so good in extended playing time with the Knicks.

Agent: Happy Walters
2014/15 Earnings: $1,606,080
Career Earnings: $3,143,040
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 / 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 / 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
Restricted / Small Forward / 6-8 / Last team: Utah
5.0 ppg, 2.3 apg, 2.2 rpg

Had a rough start in his the league, but looked like a legit NBA player late in the season.

Agent: Brad Ames
2014/15 Earnings: $1,014,672
Career Earnings: $507,336
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
Restricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Portland
3.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg

A bit player in the NBA. Would have a big role with most of the top Euroleague clubs.

Agent: Rafael Calvo
2014/15 Earnings: $3,100,000
Career Earnings: $9,011,488
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 / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: LA Lakers
5.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Not the most talented guard around, but you have to love his energy.

Agent: Mike Higgins
2014/15 Earnings: $1,316,809
Career Earnings: $9,633,266
Unrestricted / Small Forward / 6-9 / Last team: Utah
2.4 ppg, 1.9 rpg

The ultra-athletic forward was out of Utah’s rotation in 2014-15 after putting up career highs the previous season.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $1,795,000
Career Earnings: $6,485,928
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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Last team: Golden State
4.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg

Beat competition for a roster spot with these fantastic Warriors last fall. Will probably have to do it all over again.

Agent: Tony Dutt
2014/15 Earnings: $816,482
Career Earnings: $892,702
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 / 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 / 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 / 6-9 / Last team: New York
4.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Has played for 10 NBA teams already. He’s just two more clubs away from the NBA record.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $1,294,868
Career Earnings: $9,548,531
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 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / Last team: Indiana
2.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg

Signed with the Pacers as an undrafted free agent. Will play summer league with them.

Agent: Ronald Shade
2014/15 Earnings: $507,336
Career Earnings: $507,336
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
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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