So I thought I'd made a topic of the best free agents that could be signed for a good (expected) bargain. I'll go first:
JJ Hickson / Carl Landry (5-6 mil/year) - Both physical power forwards that can give you good contributions in scoring and rebounding.
Tyreke Evans (7 mil) - A young, talented wing that has good playmaking and scoring ability, yet can play and defend multiple positions. Could be a starter on a mediocre team, or a sixth man on a great team.
Matt Barnes. Plays with energy, can play both the forward spots, tough, gritty defender, has improved a now decent jump shot, and he shouldn't be too expensive.
He always seems to end up getting underpaid, especially when you consider what he contributes to his teams. I always wondered if he has some type of reputation around the league or if he just goes to wherever he can win that will take him and just accepts whatever they will give him.
The Nets should go after Barnes. They need a backup SF and three point shooting. Plus, as Barkley would say, he isn't a nice guy; he's a dog.
I like the tenacity he would bring, but also he's a similar player in terms of strengths and weaknesses to Wallace. They need to get a better backup PG imo. Didn't think Watson cut it this year.
Tyreke ain't having that, he will threaten taking a qualifying year offer before he takes seven million per year long term. He has got a little knee issue lso, so he will definitely push for a long term deal. All those guards who are good from that draft got 40 to 44 million and I don't expect Jennings to take less than 48 for 4 years. Tyreke ended up putting together a pretty efficient season even if it wasn't as proficient as one might hope. He bet on himself as did Jennings and didn't sign an early extension, so they are going to demand a premium price. If Curry waited he may have been able to demand the 5 years 80 million Harden got instead of like 4 for 44. Unless its a qualifying offer I don't think Tyreke signs for less than 10 a season. A team could throw in a team option to provide them some flexibility but somebody somewhere is going to give him at least 10. Besides if I'm running a team and he was contemplating signing a qualifying offer I would offer him a 1 year 10 million dollar deal. That way you either get him at one year guaranteed or it at least soaks up more of Sac's cap. If he wasn't in the long term plans he could always be moved in January of that season for value as a young player or expiring contract.
Alright, fair enough. I thought that since OJ, JR, and Monta were free agents, there would be less demand for him, but I certainly agree that he's worth that much for what his skillset provides.
I dont' know if he is the best value but David West has had an excellent season.
Yes he is 32yo and usually misses 10-20 games per year. He earnt $10 mill last season but could realistically expect to sign for $7-9mill. He was an important part of the Pacers success.
Pekovic is a top 15 possibly top 10 center who will get about 10 mil a year. Great value.
Tony Allen is 31yo and is a unrestricted free agent who made $3.3 mill this season.
Jeff Teague might be rather cheap as well.
His numbers have went up each year, but he's too inconsistent still.
I agree if Teague signs for Lou Williams or Jamaal Crawford type money he would be a steal, but I think he and his agent are pulling out Goran Dragic's deal and saying that's what it will take to sign him.
I think a team like Utah would be willing to offer him a huge deal to be their point guard of the future.
Could be, I think their first two options are Trey Burke and Eric Bledsoe. They have a great core at every position except point guard and I think they will be very picky who they give those keys to because he will have to be the leader of that team. All the young talent they have now lacks a fiery leadership component. I think they would pick Burke if they got the second pick in the draft. IDK if he is really high on their list but logic points to he's on top of it.
I could see Utah or Dallas offering him a decent contract....
I wonder what Ellis is going to get, he has so much ability but is so inefficient, with no D? He may be a candidate for the Mayo/JR Smith-prove-your-self-deal this year. It will be higher than those deals were but still below what his skill set should dictate.
If Brandon Jennings will demand a max deal like he says, then I'm doing the same thing if I'm Jeff Teague. To me, he is a much more complete player than Jennings. Teague is a much more efficient player on less shot attempts, and averages more assists in less minutes per game.
There's no way either of the two get remotely close to a max deal. I'm honestly expecting Jennings to get $8-10 million a year when it's all said and done, unless a team like Dallas decides to overpay for him.
Carlos Delfino will probably be an unrestricted free agent. The guy is a lights out shooter perfect coming off the bench and surprisingly does more than just shoot. He's pretty good at passing and an underrated defender. He actually tries now.
Also Francisco Garcia is the perfect guy for a Contending Team. He's an underrated defender and his three ball is pretty spot on too. He can also create his own offense at times, but highly doubt anyone wants him for that.
Absolutely agree with Delfino. He is a great back-up wing for a contending team because he brings excellent shooting, but is also a bit of a playmaker and is a really scrappy player.
Jarrett Jack, Corey Brewer
his contract was 2.5 mill. He also broke the utah jazz all time 3 points feild goals made in a season. He may look for a 5-7 mill. a year contract.