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NBA Free Agency 2023 Rankings & Tracker

Last Updated: Jul 5, 2023

The NBA’s annual free agency period is underway, and already, there have been plenty of exciting moves. We’ve seen All-Stars sign with new teams and others request trades, adding to the excitement of an already busy time on the league calendar.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the top 100 NBA free agents for 2023, as well as a look at some of the top signings by position.

All NBA lines are current as of Monday, July 3, at 9 a.m. ET and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

NBA Free Agent Rankings: Top 100

For the second year in a row, James Harden tops my list of free agents. The superstar guard is reportedly seeking a trade after picking up his player option with the 76ers, and the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks are at the forefront of those conversations.

Outside of Harden, other top free agents include Kyrie Irving, Khris Middleton, Fred VanVleet, and Draymond Green. There’s some possibility for movement here as well, so keep a close eye on our tracker as things unfold.

Note: Player ages are accurate as of Friday, June 30.

RkPlayerPOSAge2022 TeamSigned With
1James HardenG3376ers76ers
2Kyrie IrvingG31MavericksMavericks
3Khris MiddletonF31BucksBucks
4Fred VanVleetG29RaptorsRockets
5Kristaps PorziņģisF27WizardsCeltics (via trade)
6Draymond GreenF33WarriorsWarriors
7Brook LopezC35BucksBucks
8Nikola VučevićC32BullsBulls
9Kyle KuzmaF27WizardsWizards
10Jerami GrantF29Trail BlazersTrail Blazers
11Bruce BrownG26NuggetsPacers
12Austin ReavesG25LakersLakers
13Jakob PoeltlC27RaptorsRaptors
14Rui HachimuraF25LakersLakers
15Jordan ClarksonG31JazzJazz
16Cam JohnsonF27NetsNets
17Josh HartF28KnicksKnicks
18Harrison BarnesF31KingsKings
19Christian WoodF27Mavericks
20Naz ReidC23TimberwolvesTimberwolves
21D'Angelo RussellG27LakersLakers
22P.J. WashingtonF24Hornets
23Dillon BrooksF27GrizzliesRockets (via trade)
24Kelly Oubre Jr.F27Hornets
25Tre JonesG23SpursSpurs
26Russell WestbrookG34ClippersClippers
27Gabe VincentG27HeatLakers
28Grant WilliamsF24Celtics
29Max StrusG27HeatCavaliers (via trade)
30Eric GordonG34ClippersSuns
31Caris LeVertG28CavaliersCavaliers
32Mason PlumleeC33ClippersClippers
33Ayo DosunmuG23Bulls
34Dennis SchröderG29LakersRaptors
35Coby WhiteG23BullsBulls
36Torrey CraigF32SunsBulls
37Jalen McDanielsF2576ersRaptors
38KJ MartinF22RocketsClippers (via trade)
49Seth CurryG32NetsMavericks
40Thomas BryantC25NuggetsHeat
41Donte DiVincenzoG26WarriorsKnicks
42Kevin LoveF34HeatHeat
43Lonnie Walker IVG24LakersNets
44Patrick BeverleyG34Bulls76ers
45Jevon CarterG27BucksBulls
46Georges NiangF3076ersCavaliers
47Dwight PowellC31MavericksMavericks
48Reggie JacksonG33NuggetsNuggets
49Matisse ThybulleF26Trail BlazersTrail Blazers
50Malik BeasleyG26LakersBucks
51Josh OkogieG24SunsSuns
52Alec BurksG31PistonsPistons
53Josh RichardsonG29PelicansHeat
54Shake MiltonG2676ersTimberwolves
55Jeff GreenF36NuggetsRockets
56Moritz WagnerC26MagicMagic
57Victor OladipoG31HeatHeat
58Talen Horton-TuckerG22JazzJazz
59Drew EubanksF26Trail BlazersSuns
60Damion LeeG30SunsSuns
61Jaylen NowellG23Timberwolves
62Cam ReddishF23Trail BlazersLakers
63Dennis Smith Jr.G25HornetsNets
64Andre DrummondC29BullsBulls
65Joe InglesF35BucksMagic
66Jae CrowderF32BucksBucks
67Keita Bates-DiopF27SpursSuns
68Yuta WatanabeF28NetsSuns
69Jock LandaleC27SunsRockets
70Troy Brown Jr.G23LakersTimberwolves
71Paul ReedC2476ers
72Terence DavisG26Kings
73Trey LylesF27KingsKings
74Oshae BrissettF25PacersCeltics
75JaMychal GreenF33Warriors
76Terrence RossG32Suns
77Bismack BiyomboC30Suns
78Jaxson HayesC23PelicansLakers
79Nickeil Alexander-WalkerG24TimberwolvesTimberwolves
80Hamidou DialloG24Pistons
81Wenyen GabrielC26Lakers
82Danny GreenG36Cavaliers
83Anthony LambF25Warriors
84Will BartonF32Raptors
85Blake GriffinF34Celtics
86Derrick RoseG34KnicksGrizzlies
87Montrezl HarrellC2976ers
88Dario ŠarićC29Thunder
89Cory JosephG31PistonsWarriors
90T.J. WarrenF29Suns
91Kendrick NunnG27Wizards
92Chimezie MetuF26KingsSuns
93Justin HolidayF34MavericksNuggets
94Aaron HolidayG26HawksRockets
95Isaiah LiversF24PistonsPistons
96DeAndre JordanC34NuggetsNuggets
97Goga BitadzeC23MagicMagic
98Wesley MatthewsG36Bucks
99Cody ZellerC30HeatPelicans
100Stanley JohnsonF27Spurs

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Guard Free-Agent Signings 2023

James Harden, Philadelphia 76ers (1 Year, $35.6M)

Harden is back in Philadelphia — for now. The 33-year-old star picked up his player option for the final year of his contract, but he only did so because he intends to be traded.

The Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks are among the teams that have reportedly shown interest, but so far, nothing has materialized. It felt like a deal was imminent when the news first broke ahead of free agency, but now, it feels as though this could turn into a staring contest.

Whoever ends up with Harden will be getting one of the best players in the game today. A 10-time All-Star, Harden led the league with 10.7 assists per game this season to go along with 21.0 points and 6.1 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving, Dallas Mavericks (3 Years, $126M)

Despite reportedly having meetings set up with several other contenders, Irving is returning to the Mavericks on a three-year deal worth $126 million. The deal will reportedly have a player option for the third season, meaning we can expect to see at least two more years of Irving and Luka Dončić.

Statistically speaking, Irving was successful in his first 20 games with Dallas, averaging 27.0 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds on 39.2% shooting from beyond the arc. That production didn’t necessarily translate to wins, but an offseason together should help this team improve in 2023-24.

At (+2200) odds, I don’t mind placing a small wager on the Mavericks to win the NBA Finals in 2024.

Fred VanVleet, Houston Rockets (3 Years, $130M)

After spending the first seven years of his career in Toronto, sharpshooting guard Fred VanVleet is taking his talents to H-Town, signing a three-year maximum deal worth $130 million. At 29, the Rockets are getting an All-Star caliber guard in his prime.

VanVleet was solid in his final year with the Raptors, averaging 19.3 points, 7.2 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.8 steals in 69 starts. He put up nearly nine three-point attempts per game, which was actually a decrease from his 9.9 per game the year prior.

Does VanVleet’s presence make this Rockets team a contender? Probably not. But with Alperen Şengün on the rise and an array of young talent around him, VanVleet has what it takes to get this team into playoff range in Year 1.

Bruce Brown, Indiana Pacers (2 Years, $45M)

Brown is the first big mover of free agency, leaving the Nuggets in favor of the Pacers. Indiana has a fun, young core featuring Tyrese Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin, and Brown — who could simply be described as a winning player — should fit right in.

As a do-it-all swingman who knows what it takes to win in this league, Brown provides the Pacers with a much-needed skillset. Don’t rule out a playoff appearance in Year 1, and look for him to enjoy a career year in Indiana.

Austin Reaves, Los Angeles Lakers (4 Years, $56M)

Reaves became a breakout star this past season in Los Angeles, establishing himself as the team’s third-best player behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Considering how valuable he was during the Lakers’ playoff run, this four-year maximum extension looks like a steal.

Reaves impressed during the regular season, but he was at his best in the postseason. In 16 games, he averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 assists, and 4.4 rebounds on .464/.443/.895 splits.

This contract will likely keep Reaves in Los Angeles beyond James’ tenure, and if Reaves continues to improve, the final year or two of this deal will come at a tremendous value.

Gabe Vincent, Los Angeles Lakers (3 Years, $33M)

Vincent made a name for himself during Miami’s miraculous run to the 2023 NBA Finals, and now he’s cashing in on that performance with a three-year, $33 million deal with the Lakers.

The 27-year-old sank plenty of big shots in the playoffs — most notably against the Celtics — and will provide Los Angeles with an unselfish, high-IQ guard who can really stroke it from deep. Considering the Lakers ranked 24th in three-pointers made last season, this is a big get.

Forward Free-Agent Signings 2023

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks (3 Years, $102M)

The Bucks had no choice but to run things back following their early exit from the playoffs, and that starts with re-signing Middleton. The three-time All-Star has played an instrumental role alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo, averaging 19.5 points per game over the past six seasons.

Milwaukee still has a few more steps to take — including bringing back Brook Lopez — but the three-man combination of Antetokounmpo, Middleton, and Jrue Holiday will keep this team atop the Eastern Conference for years to come.

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (4 Years, $100M)

It was never in doubt: Draymond Green, an all-important piece of the Warriors’ dynasty, is returning to Golden State. The free agent forward struck a new deal to stay in San Francisco at the start of free agency, inking a four-year deal worth $100 million.

With Green back in the mix — and Chris Paul joining the team via trade — Golden State should have what it takes to make another push for a title in 2023-24. Denver and Phoenix will be the betting favorites but don’t count out the Dubs.

Kyle Kuzma, Washington Wizards (4 Years, $102M)

Kuzma has come a long way from playing third fiddle to LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Los Angeles, so don’t think that this isn’t a well-earned contract.

The 27-year-old is fresh off of a career year with the Wizards, averaging 21.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.

With Washington dealing Bradley Beal and blowing things up this summer, Kuzma provides a steady presence who can go out and stuff the stat sheet on any given night.

Jerami Grant, Portland Trail Blazers (5 Years, $160M)

One of the top free-agent forwards on the market, Grant is reportedly re-signing with the Trail Blazers on a new five-year deal worth $160 million. He had a strong first season in Portland, averaging 20.5 points and connecting on 40.1% of his three-point attempts.

This is a ton of money for a guy who has never been an All-Star, but the pressure is on the Trail Blazers to build a roster that’s convincing enough for Damian Lillard to stay and compete, and bringing Grant back is a step in the right direction.

Where does Portland go from here?

Rui Hachimura, Los Angeles Lakers (3 Years, $51M)

There was little doubt that Los Angeles would re-sign Hachimura, who was more than impressive during his brief stint with the Lakers this past season. His regular-season averages won’t wow you, but he rose to the occasion in the playoffs and earned himself a sizable deal in the process.

Hachimura averaged 12.2 points per game on .557/.487/.882 splits in the postseason, kicking things off with a 29-point showing in Game 1 of the opening round. He’s someone who can take the pressure off of James and Davis and provide some spot scoring and rebounding, and he’s still just 25.

Cam Johnson, Brooklyn Nets (4 Years, $108M)

Johnson was sent to the Nets via the Kevin Durant trade, and although he didn’t make as big a splash as Mikal Bridges, he certainly made his mark. The 27-year-old sharpshooter averaged a career-best 16.6 points in his 25 games in Brooklyn on 37.2% shooting from deep.

This is a sizable contract, but there’s reason to believe Johnson can be an important piece for this Nets team. His skillset makes him well-suited to fit into virtually any lineup, and at 6-foot-8, he’s more than capable of playing multiple positions.

Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies (4 Years, $80M)

Many thought that Brooks would be available for a bargain this summer after the Grizzlies reportedly vowed they wouldn’t bring him back under any circumstances, but that didn’t stop Houston from inking him to a four-year, $80 million deal.

There’s no denying that Brooks is a good player. I’m not sure how I feel about pairing him with another inefficient shooter in VanVleet in the backcourt, but Brooks’ presence is mainly going to be felt on the defensive end of the floor.

If he can keep the antics to a minimum and play clean basketball, this could end up being a good value for the Rockets.

Center Free-Agent Signings 2023

Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks (2 Years, $48M)

Lopez is a 14-year veteran, so it might come as a surprise to learn that he arguably turned in the best season of his career in 2022-23. The 35-year-old was an excellent producer on both ends of the floor, averaging 15.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, and a career-high 2.5 blocks per game.

The seven-footer has completely reinvented his game in recent years, establishing himself as one of the league’s premier 3-and-D bigs. He sank a career-high 37.4% of his three-point attempts this past season — while finishing second only to Jaren Jackson Jr. in the Defensive Player of the Year race.

Landing Lopez for another two years keeps Antetokounmpo and the Bucks well-equipped to make another run at the title.

Nikola Vučević, Chicago Bulls (3 Years, $60M)

This was one of the more surprising moves of the offseason thus far. Vučević is still a good player, but Chicago is going nowhere, and he’ll be approaching 36 by the time he reaches the end of this three-year contract extension.

With that said, I do think this is a solid value for Vučević, and this contract will be easy to trade should the Bulls decide to go that route. He averaged 17.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game on .520/.349/.835 splits this past season, indicating that he’s still a terrific producer.

Jakob Poeltl, Toronto Raptors (4 Years, $80M)

Poeltl may not be a household name, but he remains one of the most underrated big men in the NBA today. The 27-year-old averaged 13.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game following his mid-season trade to the Raptors, and now he’s staying put for the foreseeable future.

Poeltl is a terrific rim protector and a strong rebounder on both ends of the floor. He’s not the piece that makes the Raptors a title contender, but he’s a real floor-raiser that would be tough to win without.

Author

Garrett Chorpenning

Garrett Chorpenning is the Lead NBA Editor for The Game Day. His previous work includes covering the LA Clippers for Sports Illustrated and FanSided. He graduated from Ball State University in 2021.

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