The free agency frenzy officially begins tomorrow, so I hope you have adequate shelter, food, and water in preparation for all of the #WojBombs that will be dropped.
This free agency class isn’t nearly as star-studded as next year’s class is supposed to be, but there are quite a few players available that can help turn the tide of a franchise. Despite the NBA turning more into a perimeter-oriented league, big men rule this year’s free agency, with plenty of them likely to be changing teams. I’m here to rank the top big men available in free agency this year that may actually leave their current teams for new ones, and where their best fit is.
Let me get this out of the way though.
Tim Duncan (SA):
-You already know what the deal is with Duncan — it’s just a matter of figuring out what his actual deal will be as the Spurs look to make a major splash.
Kevin Love (CLE):
-Love will likely take meetings from the Celtics, Lakers, and Blazers (more on that later), but as he’s preached LITERALLY ALL SEASON LONG, Love is likely to stay in Cleveland to the tune of a five-year deal worth over $110 million.
Paul Millsap (ATL):
-It was reported during draft week that the Utah Jazz were willing to trade young stud Derrick Favors in order to free up the power forward slot for a run at Millsap, but ultimately, Millsap probably isn’t going anywhere. The free agent the Hawks have to worry about losing is DeMarre Carroll, who’s expected to get tens of millions of dollars thrown at him.
Brook Lopez (BKN):
-While the Better Lopez brother could be an interesting fit in Milwaukee, most people around the NBA — including ESPN’s Marc Stein — believe that he will re-sign with the Nets. Players usually opt out for some combination of more money, a longer contract, or a new team; Lopez is opting for the first two.
And now, for the top six.