NBA Free Agency 2020: Top 30 Players Headed By Fred VanVleet, Anthony Davis To Stay In Los Angeles

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1Status: Player option After winning his first NBA title, Davis would retire from the final year of his contract and sign with the Lakers again. We still have to keep him on this list because he will technically be a free agent, but there is hardly any chance he will join another team this offseason.2
Status: LimitIngram became an All-Star in his first year in New Orleans and will likely command a maximum contract. He appears to be a big part of the Pelicans’ bright future, and they will likely match any offer for the former No. 2 overall pick – if it comes even this far before New Orleans offers them a deal.

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Status: FreeVanVleet soared on the free agent boards with a fantastic regular season, and he only improved his stock in the playoffs. With Davis likely to resign in Los Angeles and Ingram likely remaining with the Pelicans, VanVleet is arguably the best true free agent available.

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Status: Player option

Hayward staged a rebound season, increasing his potential value this offseason, but missed the full display of his playoff skills with an ankle injury. It’s hard to imagine that he’ll be confident enough to walk away from his $ 32 million option for 2020-2021, but it’s a particularly weak class so a team could come to the table with a huge offer during several years. Most likely, he will end up in Boston for another season.

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Status: Player option

A potential 2020 free agent with a heavy player option, it’s hard to imagine DeRozan choosing not to test the waters of free agents given the financial climate in the league. Despite his reluctance to shoot on 3 points, DeRozan is still a prolific goalscorer, which will always attract interest.

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Status: Player option

After a strong regular season with the Nuggets, Grant had some terrific times on both sides during Denver’s unlikely playoff series, and now appears to be a lock to pull out of his $ 9.1 million player option and test the waters for free agents. A versatile defensive wing shooting 40% from a 3-point range is a highly sought after product, so it should have plenty of contenders.

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Status: Free

Gallinari put on another great season, contributing to the Thunder’s surprising success this season. Despite another poor postseason, he likely played himself a fine contract and will be in high demand this offseason.

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Status: Limit

A combo guard with a clean hit, Bogdanovic did not sign an extension with the Kings and thus becomes a restricted free agent. There is a lot of interest in Bogi in the league, so the Kings may have to match a significant sum if they are to keep him.

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Status: Free

Harris has grown into one of the best snipers in the league, a skill that still attracts interest. With a depleted Nets roster in the bubble, he has also proven he can take on additional playmaking duties if needed. Harris will command plenty of contenders in a shrinking free agent market, so we’ll see how much the Nets are willing to spend to keep him alongside Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant next season.

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Status: Player option

Fournier has a $ 17 million player option, but in a weak class he could decide to step down and strike a longer-term deal for himself. He has posted a career high scoring average this season while hitting 40% of his 3 points, so he will have a lot of interest if he chooses to become a free agent.

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Status: Free

Harrell has been one of the NBA’s top values ​​over the past few seasons and has reached career highs scoring and rebounding on his way to sixth man of the year honors. He’s never quite gotten a foothold in the bubble and had a poor playoff performance, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of offers he gets.

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Status: Free

After a solid regular season off the Heat bench, Dragic’s action exploded after being inserted into the starting lineup for the Miami Finals. The 34-year-old is unlikely to get a deal in the long run, but he could get some lucrative deals after his playoff performance.

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Status: Free

One of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA, Bertans has significantly increased his value this season, hitting nearly four 3s per game at a rate of 42%. The 6-10 assassin has nearly doubled his scoring average from last season and is in line for a fine contract this offseason.

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Status: Free

Morris was able to show off his scoring ability early in the season with the Knicks, and then fit in perfectly as a role player with the Clippers. A versatile forward who can knock down 3 points, Morris will be an attractive option for many teams.

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Status: Free

Ibaka achieved a career point record and managed 38.5% of his 3 points in his contract season with the Raptors, and looked like he didn’t miss a playoff shot. Its range and ability to block shots make it a unique piece for any team.

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Status: Player option

Plagued with injury over the past two seasons, Porter will almost certainly pick his player option for 2020-21. If he was just completely done with the situation in Chicago, he would fit into many teams, but not come close to the annual value of his current contract.

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Status: Free

Wood was a revelation towards the end of the season in Detroit, and pretty much the franchise’s only good thing. The 6-10 big man averages 22.3 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 41% from the 3-point line in his last 15 games, which should be enough for Detroit, or someone from. other, to invest in the advantage of the 25-year-old.

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Status: Player option

Drummond put up some monster numbers once again, but we got a feel for his free market value when he was traded to the Cavaliers for next to nothing. So it’s no surprise that he has “definitely” decided to go with his $ 25.4 million option for next season.

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Status: Free

A tough and versatile defenseman, Crowder’s value soars when he consistently scores 3 points, which he certainly did in Miami. He’s a great, veteran role player who will likely attract a lot of interest.

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Status: Player option

Hardaway’s contract was once considered a bit of an albatross, but he has lived up to this season in Dallas as a third goalscorer. It wouldn’t be crazy for him to pull out of his $ 17.7million contract to seek a long-term deal this offseason, but that might not be coming from the Mavs as they want to keep a cap for next year. .

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Status: Player option

After garnering heavy criticism from fans and pundits for much of the season, Caldwell-Pope played a pivotal role in the Lakers’ championship race in the bubble. He is expected to retire from his $ 8.5 million player option and might just be the type of player who gets a solid offer from a team with money to spend. The Lakers, however, will likely have to do what they can to keep him given their limited financial flexibility.

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Status: Free

Defining the solid at both ends of the floor, Favors can fit into just about any front area, whether entry or reserve. It might not fit the Pelicans’ timeline in the future, but would be a great piece for a candidate for the right price.

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Status: Free

Millsap was stable in another injury-ridden season, reaching a career high 43.5% from the 3-point line. That didn’t translate into the playoffs, however, when he failed to make a significant offensive impact. Teams will certainly be interested, Denver included, but he won’t hit the $ 30million he’s making this season for a 35-year-old with a history of injury.

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Status: Free

Clarkson showed his ability as one of the league’s top bench scorers and fitted in well with the Jazz after arriving from Cleveland. Teams are still looking for an instant attack from their reserves, so Clarkson will have a few options this offseason.

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Status: Free

Who would have thought this time last year that we would be talking about Rondo as a coveted free agent? His regular season was top to bottom, but he still produced on the biggest stage and the Lakers wouldn’t have won the title without him. It’s hard to imagine him leaving LeBron and LA, but many teams will be keen to bring him in as a veteran replacement and mentor to young teammates.

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Status: Limit

After such a consistent season, Saric stepped up in the Suns’ entertaining 8-0 bubble run, averaging nearly 15 points and eight rebounds per game on 52% from 3-pointers. The stretch-four could attract a lot of interest, but the Suns could match any offer after what they saw in the bubble.

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Status: Free

Whiteside has released historic numbers this season for the Blazers, but will they translate into dollars? Long regarded as an ’empty statistics’ type player, Whiteside might struggle to find a suitor willing to fork out a big contract given the declining relevance of traditional big men in modern gaming. His disappointing performance on the bench in the playoffs didn’t help his case.

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Status: Free

Gasol’s numbers fell off a cliff in an injury-plagued 2019-20 season, and things haven’t improved much in the playoffs. His basketball IQ and defensive prowess will find him a home somewhere, but you have to be wondering how much the 35-year-old has left in the tank at this point.

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Status: Free

After looking like his career was on the decline, Thompson’s productive season puts him back on the free agent radar this offseason. It’s a perfect rotation to add to a contending team given his championship experience, and he’s even knocked down a handful of 3 points this season.

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Status: Free

Questions abound about the health of Cousins, who has suffered three serious injuries in the past two years, but some teams will likely try to take a chance on the big man given his incredible skills. He may never be the player he once was, but Cousins ​​could still be a good asset if his body resists.

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