NBA Free-Agency Rankings: Top 100 Available Players
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are done beating their respective halves of the NBA into a pulp. Now it’s time for everyone to try their hand at improvement, using the draft, the trading market and the free-agency period to restock and add new bodies into mix.
But who’s available on this year’s open market? Though it’s not as star-studded as we’ve seen in previous summers, there’s still plenty of talent at every position, which is why we’re looking to identify the top 100 players.
These rankings aren’t meant to reflect current standing after the 2016-17 campaign. Nor are they intended to show how players will stack up for 2017-18 alone.
Instead, they reflect what we can expect over the duration of their next contracts, assuming each player is able to sign for up to four years. That benefits up-and-comers with plenty of untapped potential, and it hurts veterans who might retire within the next few seasons.
It’s only fair, since that’s the type of thought process general managers will engage in for the next few months.