Unrestricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Golden State Warriors
25.2 ppg, 12.9 rpg
It’s rare to see a player return from a torn Achilles and fully regain their pre-injury form. Will DeMarcus Cousins be the exception to the rule? If he is, the Warriors are only going to be more unfair next year.
Player Option / Center / 6-11 / Team: Toronto Raptors
12.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg
A throwback center with a strong backdown game and soft touch around the rim. Even improved as a three-point shooter last season when he made 40.5 percent of his career-high 74 attempts. Liability defensively since he can’t switch onto guards.
He’s expanding his three-point ability, which is helping him become a more well-rounded scorer. Really strong out of the post too, as well as an underrated passer. Not a great defender, although he makes up for it with his rebounding.
Player Option / Center / 6-11 / Team: Washington Wizards
16.6 ppg, 12.5 rpg
Although he’s into his 30’s, he’s still a great rebounder and a decent rim-protector. Running out of time to change the narrative on his career, and prove he can be serious and contribute to a winning team and healthy locker room.