The 2019 NBA free agency will be one to follow. It has plenty of star power that could potentially alter the entire landscape of the league for years to come with the likes of Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard among others. Lets take a look at the ten players you'll be hoping your franchise lands, along with about 40 other names that could help your favorite team inch closer to making a championship run.
Unrestricted means the player is free to sign wherever he pleases. Restricted means the players' current team has the opportunity to match any offer that player receives. Player option means the player has the choice to rejoin his current team or enter free agency unrestricted. Team option means that the team has the choice to resign the player or allow him to enter free agency unrestricted.
1. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, player option
Durant signed another 1+1 in the 2018 offseason, leading to another player option in 2019. He is without a doubt the highest-touted free agent and you could say the next few years of the league rests on this decision. Will KD return to Golden State to try and continue this run, or go write his legacy elsewhere?
2. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors, player option
The Raptors took a risk trading for Leonard in the 2018 offseason knowing that it's completely his decision whether he stays or goes in the 2019 offseason. With the level that Kawhi has been competing at this season, you could argue his free agency decision is equally as big as Durant's.
3. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics, player option
In what has been an up-and-down season for Irving and the Celtics, this decision will likely rest on the result of Boston's postseason run.
4. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, unrestricted
Thompson has proven his value over and over again as a main piece in the Warriors multi-championship run. He has emerged as one of the top pure shooters and perimeter defenders in the entire league and you can expect him to be paid like it this offseason. Many expect this to be the first piece to fall in the unraveling of the Warriors' dynasty, though Thompson has not truly hinted one way or the other on his decision.
5. Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia 76ers, player option
Butler's decision to stay or go will be purely up to him, though the 76ers have made it clear they intend to resign both him and Tobias Harris this offseason.
6. DeMarcus Cousins, Golden State Warriors, unrestricted
Cousins looks back to full strength in his short stint with the Warriors thus far. His performance in the playoffs will be used as leverage to ink a big deal this offseason.
7. Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks, restricted
Porzingis says he's back to full strength but the Mavericks will keep him sidelined the rest of the season to aire on the side of caution.
8. Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets, unrestricted
It's been a roller coaster season for Kemba in Charlotte with his free agency decision looming this offseason. Should he resign with the Hornets, he'll lock in his spot as the best player in franchise history, has he not done so already.
9. Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers, unrestricted
Harris has shown out this season for two different franchises. The 76ers have all intentions of resigning the scoring forward, but Harris will be a highly coveted option for teams looking to get one final piece to make a championship push should he weigh his options.
10. Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, unrestricted
Vucevic has put everyone on notice this season posting career-highs across the board. The first-time All-Star will be a highly touted piece this free agency.
Other notable free agents listed alphabetically
LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs
Al-Farouq Aminu, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards
Michael Beasley, Free Agent
Patrick Beverly, Los Angeles Clippers
Bojan Bogdanovic, Indiana Pacers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Los Angeles Lakers
Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers
Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets
Tyreke Evans, Indiana Pacers
Rudy Gay, San Antonio Spurs
Taj Gibson, Minnesota Timberwolves
Danny Green, Toronto Raptors
DeAndre Jordan, New York Knicks
Enes Kanter, Portland Trail Blazers
Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks
Luc Mbah a Moute, Los Angeles Clippers
Marcus Morris, Boston Celtics
Markieff Morris, Washington Wizards
Nikola Mirotic, Milwaukee Bucks
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Redick, Philadelphia 76ers
Rajon Rondo, Los Angeles Lakers
Ricky Rubio, Utah Jazz
Lance Stephenson, Los Angeles Lakers
Isaiah Thomas, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic
Thaddeus Young, Indiana Pacers
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings
Goran Dragic, Miami Heat
Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors
Dwight Howard, Washington Wizards
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
C.J. Miles, Memphis Grizzlies
Julius Randle, New Orleans Pelicans
Jeff Teague, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jonas Valanciunas, Memphis Grizzlies
Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat
Malcolm Brogdan, Milwaukee Bucks
Larry Nance Jr., Cleveland Cavaliers
Kelly Oubre Jr., Phoenix Suns
Bobby Portis, Washington Wizards
Terry Rozier, Boston Celtics
D'Angelo Russell, Brooklyn Nets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets
Paul Millsap, Denver Nuggets
Jabari Parker, Washington Wizards