2022 NBA free agent rankings: The best players left

2022 NBA free agent rankings: The best players left

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2022 NBA free agent rankings: The best players left

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1
Miles Bridges / PF / Charlotte (Restricted)

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Athletic freak with great size and length at the wing who has improved his skill over recent years. Can defend multiple positions thanks to quick feet and long arms.

2021/22 stats: 20.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.8 apg, 0.9 spg, 49.1 FG%, 33.1 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $5,421,493
Career earnings: $16,317,853
Agent: Rich Paul

2
LaMarcus Aldridge / C / Brooklyn

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He may not move like he once did, but he can still be trusted to catch the ball and knock down mid-range jumpers for days.

2021/22 stats: 12.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.0 bpg, 55.0 FG%, 30.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $215,090,968
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

3
Eric Bledsoe / PG / Portland

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran point guard with some athleticism, defensive aptitude and scoring ability left, though coming off a tough Achilles injury.

2021/22 stats: 9.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.2 apg, 42.1 FG%, 31.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $18,125,000
Career earnings: $126,752,507
Agent: Rich Paul

4
Carmelo Anthony / PF / LA Lakers

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No longer the superstar of his prime, but shooting the ball from beyond the arc almost better than ever. Has extended his career by being willing to accept a more secondary role off the bench.

2021/22 stats: 13.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.8 bpg, 44.1 FG%, 37.5 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $240,843,702
Agent: Aaron Mintz

5
Hassan Whiteside / C / Utah

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Frustrating at times but when he’s engaged, he remains a top-level rebounder and shot-blocker, if nothing else.

2021/22 stats: 8.2 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 0.4 apg, 1.6 bpg, 65.2 FG%
2021/22 earnings: $2,401,537
Career earnings: $105,390,288
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

6
Jordan Nwora / SF / Milwaukee (Restricted)

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Smooth outside jump shooter with solid size for a modern wing.

2021/22 stats: 7.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 40.3 FG%, 34.8 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,517,981
Career earnings: $2,416,291
Agent: Mark Bartelstein

7
DJ Augustin / PG / LA Lakers

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran point guard who still possesses solid quickness and playmaking chops.

2021/22 stats: 5.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 42.3 FG%, 41.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $7,622,467
Career earnings: $64,098,272
Agent: Raymond Brothers

8
DeMarcus Cousins / C / Denver

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Proved yet again he’s got plenty left in the tank. Big man with great scoring touch.

2021/22 stats: 9.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.5 apg, 46.0 FG%, 30.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,038,942
Career earnings: $94,281,285
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

9
Isaiah Thomas / PG / Charlotte

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Had solid moments with Charlotte as a shooter. Can still score the basketball some.

2021/22 stats: 8.4 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 40.1 FG%, 33.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $607,284
Career earnings: $35,512,375
Agent: Bernie Lee

10
Frank Jackson / PG / Detroit

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Solid at driving to the basket and making the intelligent play, though his streakiness as a shooter affects his impact.

2021/22 stats: 10.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 40.2 FG%, 30.8 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $3,000,000
Career earnings: $6,961,220
Agent: Kevin Bradbury

11
Rajon Rondo / PG / Cleveland

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Despite his age, can still take care of some playmaking and shooting during his time on the floor.

2021/22 stats: 4.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.4 apg, 38.6 FG%, 35.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $115,777,250
Agent: Bill Duffy

12
Wayne Ellington / SG / LA Lakers

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Elite three-point shooter when he gets his chances.

2021/22 stats: 6.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.7 apg, 41.4 FG%, 38.9 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $47,587,347
Agent: Mark Bartelstein

13
Jeremy Lamb / SG / Sacramento

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries have hampered him, but he can still get some buckets off the bench when called upon.

2021/22 stats: 7.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 38.3 FG%, 32.4 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $10,500,000
Career earnings: $54,392,500
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

14
Blake Griffin / PF / Brooklyn

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Not the athlete of his prime, but he can still a bit of scoring and playmaking in a secondary role.

2021/22 stats: 6.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.9 apg, 42.5 FG%, 26.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $255,764,829
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

15
Andre Iguodala / SF / Golden State

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Still an impactful defender thanks to instincts and long arms, though he’s often plagued with injuries these days.

2021/22 stats: 4.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.7 apg, 38.0 FG%, 23.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $182,314,035
Agent: Brandon Rosenthal

16
Ben McLemore / SG / Portland

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

2-guard with hops who can get hot from three from time to time.

2021/22 stats: 10.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.9 apg, 40.1 FG%, 36.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,389,641
Career earnings: $30,891,878
Agent: Rich Paul

17
Tristan Thompson / C / Chicago

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Can rebound some off the bench and finish plays around the basket.

2021/22 stats: 6.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.6 apg, 52.8 FG%, 33.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,000,000
Career earnings: $116,140,044
Agent: Rich Paul

18
Lou Williams / SG / Atlanta

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A bucket-getting guard on his last legs in the NBA, there’s a chance he opts for retirement this summer.

2021/22 stats: 6.3 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 39.1 FG%, 36.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $5,000,000
Career earnings: $85,698,368
Agent: Wallace Prather

19
Ed Davis / C / Cleveland

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Veteran leader well-liked in the locker room who plays with good scrappiness.

2021/22 stats: 0.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 0.3 bpg, 68.8 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $46,486,744
Agent: Aaron Mintz

20
Avery Bradley / SG / LA Lakers

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Defensive backcourt specialist who can knock down open jumpers, usually from the corners or wings.

2021/22 stats: 6.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.9 spg, 42.3 FG%, 39.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $69,122,584
Agent: Charles Briscoe

21
Brandon Goodwin / PG / Cleveland

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Athletic point guard with some playmaking ability as a drive-and-disher.

2021/22 stats: 4.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 41.6 FG%, 34.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $343,988
Career earnings: $2,323,711
Agent: Aaron Turner

22
Kris Dunn / PG / Portland

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At his best on the defensive end, inconsistent offensive player.

2021/22 stats: 7.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 5.6 apg, 43.1 FG%, 9.1 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $312,080
Career earnings: $27,238,466
Agent: Aaron Mintz

23
Dwight Howard / C / LA Lakers

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

NBA career in its final stanza, but can still finish around the rim, defend and rebound some.

2021/22 stats: 6.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 0.6 bpg, 61.2 FG%, 53.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $245,142,483
Agent: Qais Haider

24
Lance Stephenson / SG / Indiana

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

A somewhat effective scorer, playmaker and rebounder for his position, though he can’t be fully trusted not to do something wild from time to time.

2021/22 stats: 8.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.6 apg, 45.5 FG%, 30.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,476,806
Career earnings: $36,884,399
Agent: Reggie Brown

25
Paul Millsap / PF / Philadelphia

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After failing to earn a role with two contenders this season, could retirement be next for this second-round-draftee legend?

2021/22 stats: 3.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.9 apg, 39.1 FG%, 22.9 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $192,540,558
Agent: DeAngelo Simmons

26
Matt Thomas / SG / Chicago

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Near-elite outside shooter who can occasionally be trusted to play spot minutes and be a threat from the outside.

2021/22 stats: 4.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.5 apg, 41.0 FG%, 38.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,669,178
Career earnings: $4,029,325
Agent: Alex Saratsis

27
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot / SG / Atlanta

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Solid defender thanks to long arms and can knock down open threes.

2021/22 stats: 4.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.8 apg, 39.8 FG%, 36.1 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,939,350
Career earnings: $8,866,032
Agent: Pedja Materic

28
Greg Monroe / C / Minnesota

Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran, reliable big man who can be trusted to do some scoring in spot minutes off the bench.

2021/22 stats: 5.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 56.1 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $198,748
Career earnings: $77,421,378
Agent: Joel Bell

29
Facundo Campazzo / PG / Denver

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Undersized point guard who plays with quickness and toughness. Flashy passer but unreliable outside shooter.

2021/22 stats: 5.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 3.4 apg, 36.1 FG%, 30.1 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $3,200,000
Career earnings: $6,400,000
Agent: David Carro

30
Tony Snell / SG / New Orleans

Christine Tannous-USA TODAY Sports

Has one job when he’s on the court, which he does relatively well: to shoot the basketball.

2021/22 stats: 3.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.5 apg, 40.4 FG%, 35.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,389,641
Career earnings: $52,663,234
Agent: Austin Brown

31
Rodney Hood / SG / LA Clippers

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Lefty guard with a solid off-the-dribble midrange jumper who clearly has lost a step following major injury troubles.

2021/22 stats: 3.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.7 apg, 36.9 FG%, 33.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,239,544
Career earnings: $27,552,690
Agent: Austin Brown

32
Gary Clark / PF / New Orleans

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Rugged forward with some pick-and-pop juice to his game.

2021/22 stats: 2.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 0.5 apg, 37.5 FG%, 40.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $811,213
Career earnings: $4,401,708
Agent: Adam Pensack

33
Elfrid Payton / PG / Phoenix

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Experienced point guard who can’t really shoot but can get to the rim and run a second-unit offense.

2021/22 stats: 3.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 38.3 FG%, 22.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,239,544
Career earnings: $29,356,044
Agent: Chafie Fields

34
Malcolm Hill / SF / Chicago

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Swingman with outside shooting potential.

2021/22 stats: 3.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.4 apg, 46.2 FG%, 36.1 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $271,197
Career earnings: $271,197
Agent: Ben Pensack

35
Ryan Arcidiacono / PG / New York

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Scrappy point guard who is a pest on defense and can hit open shots.

2021/22 stats: 1.6 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.4 apg, 50.0 FG%, 44.4 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $774,727
Career earnings: $8,028,681
Agent: Joel Bell

36
Jared Harper / PG / New Orleans

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Smooth point guard with quick feet and plus-instincts defensively.

2021/22 stats: 7.4 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, 53.8 FG%, 41.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $85,081
Career earnings: $194,950
Agent: Aaron Turner

37
Keljin Blevins / SF / Portland

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Swingman with ball-handling ability who struggles as a shooter.

2021/22 stats: 3.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.6 apg, 30.6 FG%, 29.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Aaron Goodwin

38
Melvin Frazier / SG / Oklahoma City

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Score-minded guard who is at his best slashing to the basket.

2021/22 stats: 10.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.3 apg, 27.1 FG%, 0.48 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $13,294
Career earnings: $2,378,299
Agent: Thaddeus Foucher

39
Scottie Lewis / SG / Charlotte

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Crafty guard with a good nose for scoring.

2021/22 stats: 0.5 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.0 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Rich Paul

40
Skylar Mays / SG / Atlanta

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Quick guard who can get hot from time to time.

2021/22 stats: 2.9 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 0.6 apg, 50.0 FG%, 32.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $510,907
Career earnings: $510,907
Agent: Kieran Piller

41
Devontae Cacok / PF / San Antonio

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Energy big man who protects the rim and gets after it on the glass.

2021/22 stats: 3.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.4 apg, 67.7 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $726,128
Career earnings: $726,128
Agent: Daniel Curtin

42
Mason Jones / SG / LA Lakers

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Good nose for scoring the ball with a decent jumper.

2021/22 stats: 6.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 46.7 FG%, 25.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $295,125
Career earnings: $295,125
Agent: Daniel Curtin

43
Tyler Cook / PF / Chicago

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Big man who can finish down low.

2021/22 stats: 3.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.2 apg, 60.5 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $844,645
Agent: Chris Emens

44
Reggie Perry / PF / Indiana

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Big man with a solid midrange jumper and some skill.

2021/22 stats: 9.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.2 apg, 50.6 FG%, 18.8 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $102,694
Career earnings: $273,850
Agent: Michael Tellem

45
Anthony Lamb / SF / San Antonio

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Good instincts for scoring the ball but lacking athleticism and size.

2021/22 stats: 0.0 ppg, 0.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.0 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $85,578
Career earnings: $85,578
Agent: Daniel Curtin

46
Robert Woodard / SF / San Antonio

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Athletic and long but lacking in the skill department.

2021/22 stats: 0.6 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 0.3 apg, 12.5 FG%, 25.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $101,034
Career earnings: $3,017,981
Agent: Kieran Piller

47
Elijah Hughes / SG / Portland

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Good defensive guard with athleticism.

2021/22 stats: 3.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.6 apg, 32.6 FG%, 26.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,517,981
Career earnings: $2,416,291
Agent:

48
Gabe York / PG / Indiana

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Flashy guard who likes to create for others.

2021/22 stats: 4.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 28.6 FG%, 16.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $10,635
Career earnings: $10,635
Agent: Sam Goldfeder

49
Matt Ryan / SF / Boston

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Swingman with some shooting and slashing ability.

2021/22 stats: 3.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.0 apg, 20.0 FG%, 20.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $111,669
Career earnings: $111,669
Agent: Eric Fleisher

50
Brodric Thomas / SG / Boston

Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Slashing 2-guard with good ball-handling.

2021/22 stats: 1.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.9 apg, 44.4 FG%, 22.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Duncan Lloyd

51
Nate Hinton / SG / Indiana

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting guard with good instincts for scoring.

2021/22 stats: 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.0 apg, 0.0 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $96,213
Career earnings: $96,213
Agent: Tallen Todorovich

52
DJ Stewart / SG / San Antonio

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Defensive-minded swingman who plays with great effort on that end.

2021/22 stats:
2021/22 earnings:
Career earnings:
Agent: David Bauman

53
David Johnson / PG / Toronto

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Great size at point guard with defensive potential.

2021/22 stats: 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.0 apg, 0.0 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Brandon Rosenthal

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