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Old 06-19-2019, 10:08 AM
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NBA Free Agency 2019: Which players are available?

The 2019 NBA free agency will be one to follow. It has plenty of star power that could potentially alter the landscape of the league for years to come, with the likes of Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard expected to become free agents.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the 10 biggest free agents this offseason, along with about 40 other names that could help teams inch closer to making a championship run.

Unrestricted means the player is free to sign wherever he pleases. Restricted means the players' current team has the opportunity to match any offer that player receives. Player option means the player has the choice to re-join his current team or enter free agency unrestricted. Team option means that the team has the choice to re-sign the player or allow him to enter free agency unrestricted.

1. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, Player Option

Durant signed another 1+1 in the 2018 offseason, leading to another player option in 2019. Even after his injury in Game 5 of the Finals, he is the highest-touted free agent in this class. You could say the next few years of the league rests on this decision, both because of how it impacts the Warriors and whichever team he joins should be leave.

2. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors, Player Option

The Raptors took a risk trading for Leonard in the 2018 offseason knowing that it's completely his decision whether he stays or goes in the 2019 offseason. With the level that Leonard has been competing at this season, his free agency decision is equally as big as Durant's.

3. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics, Unrestricted

Irving is the first player on this list to decline his player option for the upcoming season, making him an unrestricted free agent. Will he stay with the Celtics or will he sign elsewhere? Irving is coming off of a season in which he made the All-NBA Second Team for the first time in his career.

4. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, Unrestricted

Thompson has proven his value over and over again as a main piece in the Warriors multi-championship run. He has emerged as one of the top pure shooters and perimeter defenders in the league, and you can expect him to be paid like it this offseason.

5. Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia 76ers, Unrestricted

Butler has reportedly declined his player option and will enter free agency unrestricted. Butler should gauge interest from a number of teams after an extremely impressive stretch of play this past postseason.

6. DeMarcus Cousins, Golden State Warriors, Unrestricted

It once seemed unlikely that Cousins would be with the Warriors beyond this season, but he suffered another serious injury early in the playoffs. Will he return to the Warriors on another "prove it" deal or will another team take a chance on him?

7. Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks, Restricted

Porzingis missed all of the 2018-19 season with a torn ACL. Following his trade to the Mavericks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the one-time All-Star is planning to sign the qualifying offer this summer, which would make him an unrestricted free agent next summer.

8. Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets, Unrestricted

Walker is widely regarded as the second-best point guard in this free agent class. If he re-signs with the Hornets, he'll lock in his spot as the best player in franchise history, if he hasn't done so already.

9. Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers, Unrestricted

Harris has shown out this season for two different franchises. The 76ers have all intentions of re-signing the scoring forward, but Harris will be a highly coveted option for teams looking to get one final piece to make a championship push should he weigh his options.

10. Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, Unrestricted

Despite a rough postseason, Vucevic put everyone on notice this season by posting career-highs across the board. The first-time All-Star will be a highly touted piece this free agency.

Other notable free agents

Unrestricted

Al-Farouq Aminu, Portland Trail Blazers

Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards

Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings

Michael Beasley, Free Agent

Patrick Beverly, Los Angeles Clippers

Bojan Bogdanovic, Indiana Pacers

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Los Angeles Lakers

Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers

Rudy Gay, San Antonio Spurs

Taj Gibson, Minnesota Timberwolves

Danny Green, Toronto Raptors

Al Horford, Boston Celtics

DeAndre Jordan, New York Knicks

Enes Kanter, Portland Trail Blazers

Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks

Luc Mbah a Moute, Los Angeles Clippers

Marcus Morris, Boston Celtics

Markieff Morris, Washington Wizards

Nikola Mirotic, Milwaukee Bucks

Julius Randle, New Orleans Pelicans

J.J. Redick, Philadelphia 76ers

Rajon Rondo, Los Angeles Lakers

Ricky Rubio, Utah Jazz

Lance Stephenson, Los Angeles Lakers

Isaiah Thomas, Denver Nuggets

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic

Thaddeus Young, Indiana Pacers

Player option

Goran Dragic, Miami Heat

Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets

Dwight Howard, Washington Wizards

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks

C.J. Miles, Memphis Grizzlies

Jeff Teague, Minnesota Timberwolves

Jonas Valanciunas, Memphis Grizzlies

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat

Restricted

Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks

Kelly Oubre Jr., Phoenix Suns

Bobby Portis, Washington Wizards

Terry Rozier, Boston Celtics

D'Angelo Russell, Brooklyn Nets

Team option

Paul Millsap, Denver Nuggets

Jabari Parker, Washington Wizards
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:23 AM
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Kawhi going to stay in Toronto for at least another year? Seems hard to leave after winning a title.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:54 AM
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Kawhi going to stay in Toronto for at least another year? Seems hard to leave after winning a title.
I disagree, I think winning a title makes it easier for him to leave. He was brought to Toronto to help them win a championship, he was everything the Raptors hoped for and more, he was great during the regular season, and played like the best player in the game in the post season, Kawhi accomplished what he was brought there to do, so now he can leave knowing he did what was expected of him, had they not won, him leaving would have felt a little like unfinished business, but by winning, he can leave knowing he accomplished his goal.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:32 AM
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I heard Ainge has talked to Houston about Capela

The guy i would really love to get is Nikola Vucevic
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:32 AM
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The Memphis Grizzlies have traded guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday's draft and a future first-round pick, league sources told ESPN.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:39 AM
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Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton is declining his $13 million player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, his agent told ESPN on Wednesday
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:41 AM
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I heard Ainge has talked to Houston about Capela

The guy i would really love to get is Nikola Vucevic
I would prefer they keep Horford, he opted out with the plan he would resign in Boston for more years but take less money per year, now it looks like he might leave. I have no problem with Kyrie leaving, but Horford is so important to them that if he leaves I think they've got problems
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:47 AM
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I would prefer they keep Horford, he opted out with the plan he would resign in Boston for more years but take less money per year, now it looks like he might leave. I have no problem with Kyrie leaving, but Horford is so important to them that if he leaves I think they've got problems
They got problems either way. If Horford doesn't want to be here, see ya'.

It will open up about 20-25 million in cap space.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:55 AM
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Even with his age, I would take Horford over Capela or Vucivic , he's so important to everything they do on both ends of the court, losing him would be a major blow
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:57 AM
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I don’t want anybody who doesn’t want to be here. I would take Nicola over Al but that is just my preference
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:59 AM
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I also don’t think Al is worth what he wants either. I just don’t.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:05 PM
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I also don’t think Al is worth what he wants either. I just don’t.
None of these guys are worth the money they'll get, just wait till you see these guys sign contracts and the money they'll get, each time you'll be thinking, I can't believe (fill in the blank) got that type of money. Whether Al is worth the money he'll end up getting is debatable, but his importance to the Celtics isn't, he's the type of guy you'll miss when he's gone, not just on the court but in the locker room as well
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:12 PM
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Yeah don’t get me wrong, I like Al, but we won nothing with him. It may be time for him to go with Kyrie and do a reset here
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:34 PM
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Yeah donít get me wrong, I like Al, but we won nothing with him. It may be time for him to go with Kyrie and do a reset here
When they made the Kyrie trade I thought the C's would rule the East for years to come, now a couple years later and things haven't worked out like I had hoped, it's just disappointing, but like you say, if Al leaves at least that would give them a lot of cap space to sign a couple of guys, I just expected at least a trip to the finals by now. I still have faith in Danny, so I'll let free agency play out, plus we'll see how they make out in the draft before I comment on things
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:31 PM
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Ainge the worst gm in the league. Had so many options to do something and hasn’t gotten shit accomplished. Well, Pelinka in LA worse but Ainge not far behind.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:57 PM
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Ainge has more titles as a GM than OKC does as a franchise. At least he can say he did something right once.
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:08 PM
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Who said anything about okc? And yea, bringing in PG13 was dumb
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:15 PM
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Who said anything about PG13? Fuck it you rip Ainge, I rip your winless team in return!

And to be honest it hasn't worked. They have won zero playoff series with him.
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I don't blame Ainge for any of the issues here and I do not think others do either. I love him as a GM. If players want to go elsewhere like Brooklyn or they want way more than they are worth, there isn't much he can do about that. I feel like he is always trying to improve this team and that is all I can ask of him

If he wasn't doing a good job, I would say it. Just like I have ripped the shit out of the Red Sox GM in the other thread. I would be really bummed if Ainge left.
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So you have a chance to bring in PG and don’t huh? No wonder you think the Lakers are in great shape
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So you have a chance to bring in PG and donít huh? No wonder you think the Lakers are in great shape
Don't believe I ever said that. I do believe I said so far it hasn't worked. Zero playoff series wins kind of confirms that.

Unlike you, I do not blame the GM for trying. Some moves just don't render results.
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The Memphis Grizzlies have traded guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday's draft and a future first-round pick, league sources told ESPN.
They couldn't do better than this?????
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The Memphis Grizzlies have traded guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday's draft and a future first-round pick, league sources told ESPN.
I know the Lakers just traded many picks and have hardly anyone on current roster but Conley would have been the perfect PG to add
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I know the Lakers just traded many picks and have hardly anyone on current roster but Conley would have been the perfect PG to add
Yes. This is a great trade for Utah if he can stay healthy. That's a big if.
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Yes. This is a great trade for Utah if he can stay healthy. That's a big if.
I agree. They gave up nothing for him. Conley, Mitchell, Gobert is a nice trio. Defense will be one of the best in the league.

Depending on how FA shakes out, Jazz are a nice play for Over on wins.
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