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Ranking the top 25 NBA free agents this offseason

In a short offseason, players won’t have a ton of time to decide which team to sign with before 2020-21. We go over some of the top names on the market.

Brandon Ingram of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball against the Washington Wizards on August 7, 2020 at The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA offseason has been in full swing and it likely won’t last very long. The NBA amened the CBA and approved a start date of Dec. 22 for the 2020-21 season. NBA free agency is set to begin on Friday, Nov. 20 with the interview period before players can sign at 12:01 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Because of this, there won’t be a large window for restricted and unrestricted free agents to make a decision on their future. It isn’t a very overwhelming free agent class this offseason unless a few players surprise us. Here we’re going to rank the top 25 UFA and RFA now that we know when free agency will begin.

At the top, we have a couple of decent names, including Anthony Davis coming off his championship win with the Los Angeles Lakers. AD has already been reported to be opting out of his current deal so that he can sign a long-term contract with L.A. Brandon Ingram is the other big name but as a restricted free agent, there’s very little chance he goes anywhere. A team can offer sheet Ingram but the New Orleans Pelicans would likely match any OS. It’ll be interesting to see if any of Gordon Hayward, Andre Drummond or DeMar DeRozan decides to decline the player option and become a UFA.

Note: This includes players who have options and restricted free agents.

  1. Anthony Davis, LAL, Player Option
  2. Brandon Ingram, NOP, RFA
  3. DeMar DeRozan, SAS, Player Option
  4. Andre Drummond, CLE, Player Option
  5. De’Aaron Fox, SAC, Club Option
  6. Fred VanVleet, TOR, UFA
  7. Montrezl Harrell, LAC, UFA
  8. Gordon Hayward, BOS, Player Option
  9. Danilo Gallinari, OKC, UFA
  10. Evan Fournier, ORL, Player Option
  11. Hassan Whiteside, POR, UFA
  12. Marcus Morris, LAC, UFA
  13. Goran Dragic, MIA, UFA
  14. Davis Bertans, WAS, UFA
  15. Serge Ibaka, TOR, UFA
  16. Bogdan Bogdanovic, SAC, RFA
  17. Tim Hardaway Jr., DAL, Player Option
  18. Tristan Thompson, CLE, UFA
  19. Joe Harris, BKN, UFA
  20. Otto Porter Jr., CHI, Player Option
  21. Jerami Grant, DEN, Player Option
  22. Carmelo Anthony, POR, UFA
  23. Paul Millsap, DEN, UFA
  24. Jeff Teague, ATL, UFA
  25. Jae Crowder, MIA, UFA