10. Nikola Pekovic
9. Andrew Bynum
8. Al Jefferson — UPDATE: Al Jefferson has agreed to a three-year deal with the Charlotte Bobcats worth an approximate $41 million, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. There will be an opt-out option for Big Al after the second season.
7. Paul Millsap
6. David West — UPDATE: David West is finalizing a three-year deal to remain with the Indiana Pacers for approximately $36 million, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
5. Tyreke Evans — UPDATE: As part of a three-team trade, Tyreke Evans will join the New Orleans Pelicans on a new four-year, $44 million contract, per Stein. Robin Lopez heads to the Portland Trail Blazers, and Greivis Vasquez goes to the Sacramento Kings.
4. Josh Smith
3. Andre Iguodala — UPDATE: According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Andre Iguodala has agreed to a four-year deal worth $48 million with the Golden State Warriors.
2. Chris Paul — UPDATE: Chris Paul has verbally agreed to 5-year, $107 million contract with Clippers.
1. Dwight Howard — UPDATE: Howard has announced he'll sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Houston Rockets, according to the LA Times.
Nikola Pekovic is an old-school big that's brutal on the block with all that 6'11", 290-pound size. Though Pekovic's scoring and rebounding are hard to take for granted, he's not a great defender.
Andrew Bynum's knees won't keep him from landing a big contract, but it's hard to rate him above guys who play almost everyday. Bynum still has all the potential in the world, but I'm not holding my breath.
Al Jefferson is a similar player to Pekovic, only he has range on his jumper to hurt you in multiple ways. A true scorer and good defensive rebounder, Jefferson is a reliable post option who just needs a lot of help defensively from his frontcourt partner.
Paul Millsap can play the high or low post, where he's an adept passer and good shooter with range. Sort of like a smaller Al Horford, Millsap can help you in a lot of different ways. For a team with a shot-blocking center, Millsap would be a dream.
David West is the epitome of a pick-and-pop power forward, as that jumper of his has been falling for years. West was also a big part of Indiana's top-ranked defense, so you have to imagine the Pacers will do everything they can to keep him.
Tyreke Evans has improved, despite the general narrative. He's a better shooter and smarter player, and he's still lethal in transition out on the wing. How many big, physical and fast wings out there can score like he can? How many are 23 years old? Evans is worth the investment to see how he'll play with better teammates in a better environment.
Josh Smith shot 201 three-pointers in a contract year, which kind of sums up his issues. Smith lacks self-awareness and truly believes he should be shooting from the perimeter. That sinks his value as one of the league's best defenders, an extremely good passer and rebounder. If he could just take better shots, he'd be an elite player.
Andre Iguodala is the perfect third banana offensively for a team that already has scorers in place. Maybe the best perimeter defender in basketball not named LeBron James or Tony Allen, Iguodala is also a very good rebounder and playmaker. Bottom line, he makes his teams much, much better.
Dwight Howard deserves much of the criticism heaped upon him, but sometimes it gets out of hand. There isn't a better rebounder or rim-protector in all of basketball, and Howard is also still a very effective post scorer. He may act like a child sometimes, but he plays like a man. If the Houston Rockets do end up stealing him from the Los Angeles Lakers, the Western Conference becomes very, very interesting.
The Los Angeles Clippers wisely went out and got Doc Rivers for the disgruntled Chris Paul, and now Paul will stay in Los Angeles next to Blake Griffin for the next five years. Paul's decision influences a few teams like the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks, but Dwight Howard is the true first domino for the 2013 free-agent market.