Free agency is just around the corner, and June 30 being the day when multiple players will finish out their current contract and have the power to choose their future as NBA free agents.
Multiple players will arrive in this 2022 free agency, which promises to be quite entertaining because of the names that will be available, and here at JefeBet we made a review of ten of the most important players who can look for a new team after the end of their contract.
Top 10 NBA Free Agents for 2022-2023 Season
Bradley Beal is arguably the best player available in free agency this 2022 after the player finished his contract with the Washington Wizards.
For a long time Beal was a one-man army in Washington, and he shouldered the team for several seasons even when he shared a team with Russell Westbrook, and he was close to being the league’s leading scorer in recent years.
It is known that the Wizards plan to retain the player by offering him a new multi-million dollar contract that will tie him to the U.S. capital for a long time, but the 76ers are also aware of his situation.
If a team is looking for a high-level center, the possibility of adding DeAndre Ayton to their ranks doesn’t hurt.
Ayton, who was the first overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Team first team in 2019, performed excellently with the Phoenix Suns in his first few years in the league, and was part of the team that helped the franchise reach its first Finals after 28 years during 2021.
The Suns themselves are considering bringing him back, but other teams such as the Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs have also shown interest in the player.
LaVine appeared to be the cornerstone of the Chicago Bulls’ rebuilding project, but that is now a thing of the past not only because he will no longer be with the organization, but because the team’s future now seems to rest with other men.
The Bulls don’t have any more space in their roster, and other teams such as the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers seem to be his next destination, although it is not ruled out that he will stay in Chicago with a new contract.
Wherever he goes, any organization that would acquire his services should be mindful of Zach LaVine’s injury history in his career, which has prevented him from playing at his best in several seasons.
“The Beard” is stepping foot in free agency, and, although he is a big-name player, it doesn’t appear that there are many teams interested in him apart from the Philadelphia 76ers, the team he played for last season.
Hiring James Harden is not something that many franchises can afford because of the heavy salary, and we must add that lately the player has not been performing at the level to which we were used to, since he has not been the same since leaving Houston. With this in mind, everything seems to indicate that his future will once again be in the “fraternal city”.
Jalen Brunson changed from being just another player on the Dallas Mavericks to being one of the most coveted pieces in free agency after his excellent second half of the season, in addition to being vital to the team along with Luka Dončić during the postseason.
However, his future already seems to be assured after multiple reports indicated that he is all set to sign with the New York Knicks as soon as free agency begins, it would be a matter of hours before the move becomes fully official.
Bridges came to the Charlotte Hornets on the same night he was selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and his contract with the North Carolina franchise has now come to an end.
The Michigan native was one of their most important players this past year and helped the team reach the play-in tournament after averaging 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assistsper game, so it is not surprising that the Hornets want to re-sign him, although they will have competition as the Pistons also showed interest.
The eighth overall selection in the 2018 NBA Draft and member of the 2019 NBA All-Rookie second team, Collin Sexton, also enters free agency for this 2022, although his last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers was not his best,
Sexton is attracting interest from teams such as the Wizards, Spurs, and Pistons, although staying in Cleveland under new contract terms also appears to be an option for the player.
If there is any team looking to add experience to their roster, they could keep an eye on P.J. Tucker, a veteran of a thousand league battles who is nearing his 38th birthday.
Tucker was part of the Miami Heat in 2021 and helped the team to a first-place finish in the Eastern Conference, and, while his presence is as a pure role player, all indications are that the Heat are prime candidates to re-sign him as they actively seek to reach the NBA Finals.
If your team struggles with rebounding, Andre Drummond could be your solution. Drummond, a two-time All-Star who led the NBA in rebounding on four different occasions, is in free agency after finishing his contract, with his last team being the Brooklyn Nets.
So far it is known that it is the Nets themselves who are pursuing his services, but it is not ruled out that another team will join the chase for the lanky player of more than two meters.
Schroder came to the Hawks in 2013 and stayed there until 2018, and, since then, his role has dwindled, and he has become an excellent rebounder off the bench on the multiple teams he has been on.
His last team was the Houston Rockets, although he did not manage to finish the season with them due to injury, and although no team is known to have interest in him at the moment, any franchise that wants to have a guaranteed sixth man on the bench could set his sights on Dennis Schroder.
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