2023/24 NBA Free Agents

Top 50 NBA Free Agents Of 2023

The NBA’s 2023 free agent period will tip off at 5:00 pm Central time on Friday, June 30. And while a handful of opt-ins (James Harden and Josh Hart) and extensions (Nikola Vucevic, Harrison Barnes, and Naz Reid) in recent days have taken some notable names off the market, there are still dozens of available players whose decisions will reshape NBA rosters this summer.

Listed below are our top 50 free agents for the 2023/24 NBA season.

Our rankings take into account both a player’s short-term and long-term value, and are essentially a reflection of what sort of contract we expect them to sign. If we were to consider solely a player’s worth for the 2023/24 season, veterans like Brook Lopez and Eric Gordon would place higher, while younger free agents with upside, such as Ayo Dosunmu or Paul Reed, would be ranked lower — or perhaps not at all.

In addition to the players listed below, there are plenty of other free agents available this summer. You can check out our breakdowns of free agents by position/type and by team for the full picture.

Here are our top 50 free agents of 2023:

1. Kyrie Irving, G, Mavericks
There are red flags galore for Irving, whose availability has been compromised in recent years by both health issues and personal decisions. However, his career résumé on the court – including eight All-Star nods, a championship, and a scoring average of 27.1 PPG on .491/.395/.914 shooting over the last four seasons – is strong enough to earn him the top spot on this list. At age 31, Irving still has some prime years left, and as long as he’s available, there’s no reason to believe he won’t be among the NBA’s best scorers going forward. His reputation and his apparent lack of viable suitors may limit his leverage in negotiations with the Mavericks, but he’s one of the only players in this market capable of landing a deal worth $40MM+ per year.

2. Fred VanVleet, G, Raptors
VanVleet is coming off a down season, having made a career-worst 34.2% of his three-point attempts in 2022/23 as his defense also took a step back. But he’s still just 29 years old, so potential suitors may chalk his off year up to nagging injuries and bad luck rather than assuming it’s the beginning of a downward trend. VanVleet’s inability to finish around the rim is a concern, but when he’s at his best, he’s an excellent shooter (he had a .382 career 3PT% entering last season) who plays dogged defense and sets up his teammates (7.2 APG in 2022/23). He turned down an option worth nearly $23MM and could exceed $30MM on a multiyear deal.

3. Jerami Grant, F, Trail Blazers
A big, versatile forward who can guard multiple positions on defense, Grant is also coming off the best offensive season of his career. In averaging 20.3 points per game and knocking down 40.1% of his threes, Grant combined the scoring prowess of his two seasons in Detroit with the shooting efficiency of his Oklahoma City and Denver years. He reportedly turned down a four-year extension worth nearly $113MM, which suggests he’s confident he can get either more money or a fifth year – or maybe both – as a free agent. There’s an expectation that he’ll be back with the Trail Blazers as long as they don’t pivot to a rebuild.

4. Khris Middleton, F, Bucks
One of the NBA’s most underappreciated players for years, Middleton averaged at least 20 points in four of five seasons and made three All-Star teams from 2017-22. Unfortunately, his contract year was a forgettable one, with Middleton limited to 33 games due to injuries as his scoring rate (15.1 PPG) and shooting percentages (.436 FG%, .315 3PT%) dipped significantly. The 31-year-old looked more like himself in five playoff games (23.8 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 6.2 APG, .465/.406/.867 shooting) and felt confident enough about his earning potential this summer to decline a player option worth more than $40MM. I don’t expect him to match that starting salary on a new deal, but if he ends up signing a long-term contract, the total value should be in the nine digits.

5. Cameron Johnson, F, Nets (RFA)
With rumors percolating that the Pistons are seriously considering a bid for Johnson, the Nets forward could be the beneficiary of a bidding war that pushes his next contract well beyond the four-year, $90MM deal that his teammate and “twin” Mikal Bridges received. At 27, Johnson is older than most players coming off a rookie scale contracts, but he has continued to improve in each of his four seasons in the league, increasing his scoring average every year and evolving into one of the NBA’s most reliable shooters (41.6% on threes over the last two seasons).

6. Draymond Green, F/C, Warriors
Green’s upcoming free agency reminds me a little of Al Horford hitting the market in 2019. Like the current iteration of Green, 2019 Horford was considered a major defensive asset but didn’t score much and had just turned 33. Four years ago, the Sixers swooped in with a four-year, $97MM offer to lure Horford away from the division-rival Celtics. Is there a team out there planning a similarly aggressive push for Green? For what it’s worth, Horford later admitted that he probably should’ve just re-signed in Boston, where he was most comfortable and where he eventually returned. I expect Green to avoid that same mistake and simply re-up with the Warriors.

7. Jakob Poeltl, C, Raptors
In a subpar free agent market for centers, Poeltl stands out as the top target for any team seeking a traditional big man. He doesn’t shoot three-pointers and isn’t as switchable as you’d want a modern center to be, but Poeltl is a talented rim protector and a solid pick-and-roll partner who can score around the basket — he’s also just 27 years old. It will likely take a long-term commitment of over $20MM annually to have a chance to pry him away from the Raptors, who gave up a first-round pick for him at February’s trade deadline.

8. Miles Bridges, F, Hornets (RFA)
It’s impossible to know exactly how the Hornets and the rest of the NBA will value Bridges, who sat out the entire 2022/23 season after facing a felony domestic violence charge. He agreed to a plea deal and was subsequently suspended by the NBA, who will require him to sit out the first 10 games of next season. Prior to that incident, Bridges was viewed as one of the top free agents of the 2022 class, having averaged 20.2 PPG, 7.0 RPG, and 3.8 APG on 49.1% shooting in 80 games (35.5 MPG) in 2021/22. As valuable as Bridges can be on the court, the repugnant behavior he was accused of away from it should give suitors pause about inviting him to represent their franchise. A return to Charlotte is the most likely path for the RFA forward.

9. D’Angelo Russell, G, Lakers
Russell’s poor showing in the playoffs left a sour taste and has resulted in several rounds of rumors this offseason about possible point guard alternatives for the Lakers. But Russell’s value shouldn’t be understated. He was an extremely productive offensive player during the 2022/23 regular season, averaging 17.8 PPG and 6.2 APG with a .469/.396/.829 shooting line. The Lakers had a plus-12.2 net rating during D-Lo’s 526 minutes of action down the stretch, easily the best mark of anyone on the roster for the season. Russell, who is still just 27 years old, almost certainly won’t match the $31MM+ he earned in 2022/23, but given the price tags for starting point guards around the NBA, it’s hard to imagine him signing for less than about $20MM per year.

10. Kyle Kuzma, F, Wizards
Kuzma decided early in the 2022/23 season that he’d be declining his $13MM player option in order to seek a bigger payday in free agency. Given that he averaged a career-high 21.2 PPG to go along with 7.2 RPG and 3.7 APG, that was probably the right call. But with the Wizards in the process of rebuilding, Kuzma’s best bet for a big raise may be off the board. There are other teams with cap room and a need for a forward – the Pacers are one – so Kuzma should still do fine on the open market, but it no longer looks like Washington will be eager to overpay him to stick around.

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2023 NBA Free Agents By Team

Hoops Rumors’ up-to-date list of 2023 free agents by team is below. These are players who are eligible for restricted or unrestricted free agency after the 2022/23 season.

Players with team or player options for the 2023/24 season are listed, unless they’re rookie scale options. Potential restricted free agents are marked with (RFA).

This list will continue to be updated throughout the 2022/23 season, so be sure to use it and our list of 2023 free agents by position/type as points of reference.

Both lists can be found anytime under “Hoops Rumors Features” on the right-hand sidebar of our desktop site, or in the “Free Agent Lists” section of our mobile menu. If you have any corrections or omissions, please contact us.

Updated 10-24-23 (3:07pm CT)
Note: No longer being updated as of the start of the 2023/24 regular season.

Atlanta Hawks

  • None

Boston Celtics

  1. Blake Griffin

Brooklyn Nets

  • None

Charlotte Hornets

  • None

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2023 NBA Free Agents

Hoops Rumors’ up-to-date list of 2023 free agents is below. The player’s 2023 age is in parentheses.

These are players who are currently free agents. They finished the 2022/23 season on an NBA roster, appeared in at least 10 games in ’22/23, or appeared in at least one game in ’23/24. A small handful of other notable free agents may also be listed.

You’ll be able to access this list anytime under the “Hoops Rumors Features” menu on the right sidebar on our desktop site, or in the “Free Agent Lists” section of our mobile menu. If you have any corrections or omissions, please contact us.

Updated 4-22-24 (7:55pm CT)
Note: This list is no longer being updated.

Unrestricted Free Agents

Point Guards

Shooting Guards

Small Forwards

Power Forwards


Restricted Free Agents

Note: All of 2023’s restricted free agents have come off the board. You can view the details using our free agent tracker.

Player Options

Note: All of this year’s player option decisions have been made. They can be found here.

Team Options

Note: All of this year’s team option decisions have been made. They can be found here.

Contract information from Basketball Insiders and Spotrac was used in the creation of this post.