NBA Free Agency 2019: Power Forwards

NBA Free Agency 2019: Power Forwards

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NBA Free Agency 2019: Power Forwards

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Restricted / Power Forward / 6-11 / Team: New York Knicks

One of the most unique talents in the NBA thanks to his blend of rim protection and three-point touch. He’s coming off a major injury (ACL tear) so it’ll be important to note how he looks upon his return. Will his return even be in the 2018-19 season? 

Agent: Janis Porzingis
2018/19 Earnings: $5,697,054
Career Earnings: $12,953,040
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Los Angeles Clippers
21.5 ppg, 8.7 rpg

Tobias Harris’ improvements as an three-point shooter have helped him blossom into the prototypical modern-day stretch four. Will be a hot commodity once he hits free agency.

Agent: Torrel Harris
2018/19 Earnings: $14,800,000
Career Earnings: $55,749,880
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: New Orleans Pelicans
19.1 ppg, 10.8 rpg

An excellent floor-spacing big man with quick feet defensively. Took his career performance in 2017-18 and has gotten even better, and more consistent, this season.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2018/19 Earnings: $12,500,000
Career Earnings: $29,131,175
Player Option / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: New Orleans Pelicans
18.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg

Elite finisher around the paint. Specializes in using athleticism to drive by slower big men. Has been a great fit in his first year with the Pelicans. Averaging career numbers in multiple categories. 

Agent: Aaron Mintz
2018/19 Earnings: $8,641,000
Career Earnings: $13,545,962
Team Option / Power Forward / 6-8 / Team: Denver Nuggets
12.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg

Averaging his lowest points per game in nine years. Still a versatile big man who can defend at a high level and score when needed.

Agent: DeAngelo Simmons
2018/19 Earnings: $29,230,769
Career Earnings: $121,314,973
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Boston Celtics
13.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Provides the Celtics with an element of toughness they wouldn’t have without him. Solid scoring big man who can iso, post-up and shoot the long ball.

Agent: Rich Paul
2018/19 Earnings: $5,375,000
Career Earnings: $22,928,419
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-8 / Team: Indiana Pacers
9.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg

His numbers are down but still an important contributor thanks to his defense and finishing around the basket.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2018/19 Earnings: $13,764,045
Career Earnings: $81,810,523
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
10.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg

Tough, throwback big with a decent jumper. Hard-nosed defender.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2018/19 Earnings: $14,000,000
Career Earnings: $52,275,668
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: Washington Wizards
10.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg

A tough power forward with decent scoring touch from the outside. The type of enforcer you want to have a role on your team.

Agent: Rich Paul
2018/19 Earnings: $8,600,000
Career Earnings: $32,031,329
Unrestricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Portland Trail Blazers
8.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg

Not a great scorer, but does the little things that help you win. Plus defender from the wing.

Agent: Raymond Brothers
2018/19 Earnings: $6,957,105
Career Earnings: $35,502,591
Restricted / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: Chicago Bulls
10.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg

Excellent bench scorer for a big man and appeared to be improving his defense and rebounding prior to going down with a knee injury. 

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2018/19 Earnings: $2,494,346
Career Earnings: $4,361,160
Player Option / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Charlotte Hornets
8.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg

Floor-spacing 4-man with underrated defensive versatility.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2018/19 Earnings: $14,087,500
Career Earnings: $107,703,378

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