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

LaMarcus Aldridge could be the biggest star moving to a new destination this offseason. Then you have All-Star caliber players like Kevin Love and Paul Millsap. Noticeable dropoff in terms of talent after that.

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

Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-11 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: Cleveland
16.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg

Has repeteadly stated he’s committed to Cleveland, but you have to wonder if he’s going to be OK as the No. 3 guy on a team for a long time.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2014/15 Earnings: $15,719,063
Career Earnings: $58,894,420
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-8 / Team: Atlanta
16.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.1 apg

A true pro and a model of consistency. Has averaged at least 14 points and seven rebounds each of the past five seasons. Plays hard and smart.

Agent: DeAngelo Simmons
2014/15 Earnings: $9,500,000
Career Earnings: $53,110,037
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-9 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-9 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-8 / Team: Brooklyn
14.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg

Has stayed professional and productive in tough situations with the Sixers and Wolves. There will be no shortage of suitors if he opts out.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $9,160,870
Career Earnings: $42,333,742
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-8 / 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 / 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 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-11 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Toronto
9.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg

Has been a glue guy for the Raptors. Popular among fans in Toronto. Is the team willing to overpay to keep him?

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $7,000,000
Career Earnings: $42,062,970
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / 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 / Power Forward / 7-0 / 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 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-11 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / 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 / Power Forward / 0-0 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-9 / 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 / Power Forward / 7-0 / 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
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-8 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-9 / 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 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-11 / 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 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-7 / 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 / 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
Restricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / 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
Restricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-7 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-6 / 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 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-11 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-9 / 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 / Power Forward / 6-10 / 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
Restricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / 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
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