The NBA’s free agent period will begin Monday night at 5:00 PM Central Time, and deals will be allowed to officially consummate beginning Friday at 11:01 AM CT.
Listed below are our top 50 free agents for the 2021-22 NBA season. The players on this list are on their way to becoming free agents Monday night.
Our rankings take into account both the short-term and long-term value of a player. If we were to consider only a player’s worth for the 2021-22 season, veterans like Danny green other PJ Tucker would likely rank higher, while younger free agents with advantages such as Talen Horton-Tucker or Josh hart, it might have a slightly lower rating.
In addition to the players listed below, there are many other notable free agents available this summer. You can check out our free agent breakdowns by Position Type and by team to see the whole picture.
Here are our top 50 free agents of 2021:
1. Kawhi leonard, F, Clippers
Leonard’s free agency reminds Kevin Durant hit the market in 2019 after suffering an Achilles tendon tear. An injured Durant won a four-year maximum salary contract two years ago, and Leonard could do the same this offseason, despite the expectation that he will miss much of next season as he recovers from ACL Surgery. It seems likely that Kawhi will reunite with the Clippers, who chose Los Angeles in 2019 despite winning a title in Toronto.
2. John collins, F, hawks (RFA)
Collins gambled on himself when he turned down Atlanta’s $ 90M + extension offer for four years last offseason. You should do better than that as a restricted free agent, and you may not even have to go buy an offer sheet. recent
reports They have indicated that rival suitors are not optimistic about their chances of taking him away from the Hawks.
3. Chris paul, G, soles
Two years ago, suggesting that Paul might turn down the $ 44M + option on his contract for 2021-22 would have had the room laughed. But after winning All-NBA Second Team honors and leading Phoenix to its first NBA Finals in nearly three decades, Paul is ready for one last big payday after opting out of his previous contract. Rumors are circulating that he and the Suns will reach a new three-year contract worth a minimum of $ 90 million.
Quarter Kyle lowry, G, raptors
Lowry isn’t in the conversation alongside Paul as one of the greatest point guards of all time, but there are many similarities between the two veterans, who have a huge impact on the victory that goes beyond the box score. Count the Heat, Mavericks and Pelicans among the many teams that recognize Lowry’s value; all reportedly made it their main free agent target, with Miami currently considered the favorite to land it.