Which of these free agents are max players?

Which of these free agents are max players?


Which of these free agents are max players?

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LeBron James, player option
Stats: 25.3 ppg, 7.4 apg, 6.0 rpg. / 2014-15 salary: $20,644,400

The two-time NBA champion and four-time MVP made the All-NBA 1st Team for the ninth time this season and is playing the NBA Finals for the fifth year in a row. Don't know about you, but all 30 NBA teams would pay him the maximum salary.

Marc Gasol, unrestricted free agent
Stats: 17.4 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.6 bpg. / 2014-15 salary: $15,829,688

There's no debate on who's the top center in the game or who's the most dominant of the two brothers right now. Marc Gasol comes off the best season of his career and is ready to cash in.

LaMarcus Aldridge, unrestricted free agent
Stats: 23.4 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.0 bpg / 2014-15 salary: $15,200,000

One of only three 20 and 10 players in the NBA this season, LaMarcus Aldridge had his best regular season stats-wise in 2014-15. Playoffs were a totally different story. Had surgery to repair the ligament on his left thumb after a quick exit vs. Memphis in the first round.

Kawhi Leonard, restricted free agent
Stats: 16.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.5 apg / 2014-15 salary: $3,053,368

The reigning Defensive Player of the Year and Finals MVP is due for a big payday. Leonard possesses all the tools to become the face of the San Antonio Spurs franchise for many years.

Kevin Love, player option
Stats: 16.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg / 2014-15 salary: $15,719,063

The three-time All-Star had a tough transition in Cleveland, where he had to take a backseat to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Love will be one of the most coveted free agents this summer, with Lakers and Celtics likely among suitors.

Jimmy Butler, restricted free agent
Stats: 20.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.3 apg / 2014-15 salary: $2,119,214

Gambled on himself by passing on a contract extension last October and subsequently put together a monster season that's going to make him so much richer.

Dwyane Wade, player option
Stats: 21.5 ppg, 4.8 apg, 3.5 rpg / 2014-15 salary: $15,000,000

Has been underpaid in Miami for his whole career and his camp looks ready to play hardball this time. Remains one of the top shooting guards in the game at age 33.

DeAndre Jordan, unrestricted free agent
Stats: 11.5 ppg, 15.0 rpg, 2.2 bpg / 2014-15 salary: $11,440,123

The league's top rebounder was underpaid this season with a salary of $11.4 million. He's certain to get a huge pay raise this summer, but does his play warrant a maximum contract?

Tim Duncan, unrestricted free agent
Stats: 13.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 2.0 bpg / 2014-15 salary: $10,361,446

Was the Spurs' best player in the regular season and the playoffs. Sounds like he's not done with basketball just yet.

Goran Dragic, player option
Stats: 16.3 ppg, 4.5 apg, 3.5 rpg / 2014-15 salary: $7,500,000

The No. 1 player in a weak free agent point guard class. Couldn't duplicate his performance of the 2013-14 season last year.

Draymond Green, restricted free agent
Stats: 11.7 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 3.7 apg / 2014-15 salary: $915,243

Came out of nowhere to become one of the hottest names in the NBA this year. Will be the highest-paid player of the 2012 draft class next season.

Brook Lopez, player option
Stats: 17.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.8 bpg / 2014-15 salary: $15,719,000

With that size and that skill, Lopez is bound to sign another massive deal this offseason or the next one.

Paul Millsap, unrestricted free agent
Stats: 16.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 0.9 bpg / 2014-15 salary: $9,500,000

A model of consistency and a terrific fit with the Atlanta Hawks. You have to wonder how much they are willing to pay to keep him, though.

Greg Monroe, unrestricted free agent
Stats: 15.9 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 0.5 bpg / 2014-15 salary: $5,479,933

We were expecting him to be one of the premier big men in the NBA at this point. It didn't happen, but still a high-quality post player.

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Al Jefferson, player option
Stats: 16.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.3 bpg / 2014-15 salary: $13,500,000

The low-post maestro has made tons of money in his 11 seasons in the NBA. His scoring has not translated into great winning records, though.


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