Free agency is one of the most exciting parts of the NBA, and even though this year's class isn't likely to bring as much change as seen in previous summers, the potential for a high-impact signing looms large.
This list is only unrestricted free agents. Players with options on their contract (Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James) and restricted free agents (Greg Monroe, Gordon Hayward) are not included. The only unrestricted free agent who isn’t on this list, but should be, is Dirk Nowitzki, because everyone knows he’s staying in Dallas.
These players aren’t being graded on the possibility some team can sign them below their market value. In other words, the contracts they’re expected to command have no bearing on how they’re ranked. Future salaries will be mentioned, but the player rankings are strictly an assessment of their performance today and how they can help whichever team signs them get better next season.