NBA free agents weren’t officially permitted to sign new contracts or offer sheets until 12:01am eastern time this morning, but that didn’t stop the majority of this year’s marquee FAs from lining up agreements during the first six days of July.
On the eve of the 2016 free agent period, we identified our top 50 free agents of the year, along with 10 more players who deserved an honorable mention. Less than a week later, 42 of our 50 free agents are off the board, having reached agreements with teams, while just half of our 10 honorable mentions are still available.
While the market has certainly thinned out, there are still some interesting names out there for teams going bargain-hunting — or those willing to spend a little more. The top name on the list – LeBron James – isn’t going anywhere, and the same can be said about a few other players listed below too, such as Manu Ginobili. But most of the free agents listed below are candidates to change teams in the coming days or weeks.
Here’s a breakdown of many of the most notable remaining free agents, starting with the leftover players from our original top-50 list:
Players from our top 50:
- LeBron James, SF
- Allen Crabbe, SG (restricted)
- Festus Ezeli, C
- Dion Waiters, SG (restricted)
- Jared Sullinger, PF (restricted)
- J.R. Smith, SG
- Terrence Jones, PF
- Meyers Leonard, C (restricted)
Players who received a top-50 honorable mention:
- Manu Ginobili, SG
- Boban Marjanovic, C (restricted)
- Donatas Motiejunas, PF (restricted)
- Lance Stephenson, SG/SF
- Tyler Zeller, C (restricted)
Other noteworthy available players (by position):
- Point guards:
- Shooting guards:
- Small forwards:
- Power forwards: