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NBA Free Agency 2018: Best Available Players

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NBA Free Agency officially kicks off tomorrow, July 1st (same day as the FlurrySports 1-year anniversary!). The opening day of NBA Free Agency is often one of the most exciting days in sports of the year. Big name players are swapping teams to the tune of insane amounts of cash. Remember when that Mike Conley deal went down? The announcement of that contract almost broke Twitter!

As we hypothesize where these big names will go, who our favorite teams will get, and where the next super team will be created, it’s nice to know who exactly is available. Luckily for you, that’s what I did below. Here are the top-10 available players at each position this NBA Free Agency, along with a couple stats from last season.

Chris Paul

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Point Guards

1–Chris Paul, UFA, Rockets

18.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 7.9 apg

2–Isaiah Thomas, UFA, Lakers

15.2 ppg, 4.8 apg

3–Elfrid Payton, RFA, Suns

12.7 ppg, 6.2 apg

4–Rajon Rondo, UFA, Pelicans

8.3 ppg, 8.2 apg

5–Fred Van Vleet, RFA, Raptors

8.6 ppg, 3.2 apg

6–Shabazz Napier, RFA, Blazers

8.7 ppg, 2.0 apg

7–Tony Parker, UFA, Spurs

7.7 ppg, 3.5 apg

8–Dante Exum, RFA, Jazz

8.1 ppg, 3.1 apg

9–Derrick Rose, UFA, Timberwolves

8.4 ppg, 1.5 apg

10–Yogi Ferrell, RFA, Mavericks

10.2 ppg, 2.5 apg

Tyreke Evans

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Shooting Guards

1–Tyreke Evans, UFA, Grizzlies

19.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 5.2 apg

2–Zach LaVine, RFA, Bulls

16.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.0 apg

3–Will Barton, UFA, Nuggets

15.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.1 apg

4–Avery Bradley, UFA, Clippers

14.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg

5–JJ Redick, UFA, 76ers

17.1 ppg, 3.0 apg

6–Dwyane Wade, UFA, Heat

11.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.4 apg

7–Marcus Smart, RFA, Celtics

10.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.8 apg

8–Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, UFA, Lakers

13.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg

9–Wayne Ellington, UFA, Heat

11.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg

10–Marco Belinelli, UFA, 76ers

12.1 ppg, 1.9 apg

Kevin Durant and LeBron James

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Small Forwards

1–Kevin Durant, Option, Warriors

26.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 5.4 apg

2–LeBron James, Option, Cavaliers

27.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 9.1 apg

3–Paul George, Option, Thunder

21.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.3 apg

4–Jabari Parker, RFA, Bucks

12.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg

5–Trevor Ariza, UFA, Rockets

11.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg

6–Kyle Anderson, RFA, Spurs

7.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg

7–Rodney Hood, RFA, Cavaliers

14.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg

8–Rudy Gay, UFA, Spurs

11.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg

9–Mario Hezonja, UFA, Magic

9.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg

10–Joe Johnson, UFA, Rockets

6.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg

Aaron Gordon

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Power Forwards

1–Aaron Gordon, RFA, Magic

17.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg

2–Julius Randle, RFA, Lakers

16.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg

3–Derrick Favors, UFA, Jazz

12.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg

4–Dirk Nowitzki, Option, Mavericks

12.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg

5–Thaddeus Young, Option, Pacers

11.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg

6–Luc Mbah a Moute, UFA, Rockets

7.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg

7–Michael Beasley, UFA, Knicks

13.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg

8–Ersan Ilyasova, UFA, 76ers

10.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg

9–Montrezl Harrell, RFA, Clippers

11.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg

10–Nemanja Bjelica, RFA, Timberwolves

6.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg

DeMarcus Cousins

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1–DeMarcus Cousins, UFA, Pelicans

25.2 ppg, 12.9 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.6 bpg

2–Clint Capela, RFA, Rockets

13.9 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 1.9 bpg

3–DeAndre Jordan, Option, Clippers

12.0 ppg, 15.2 rpg

4–Enes Kanter, Option, Knicks

14.1 ppg, 11.0 rpg

5–Jusuf Nurkic, RFA, Blazers

14.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.4 bpg

6–Brook Lopez, UFA, Lakers

13.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg

7–Greg Monroe, UFA, Celtics

10.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg

8–Kyle O’Quinn, UFA, Knicks

7.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg

9–Nerlens Noel, UFA, Mavericks

4.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg

10–Aron Baynes, UFA, Celtics

6.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg


So, what’s your prediction for some of the landing spots of the players above? Start the conversation in the comments or over at our awesome Discuss page. You start the conversation and I’ll jump in, along with others on the FlurrySports team!


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