Free agency will be here before you know it.
While the draft is next up on the NBA calendar (Nov. 19, IST), free agent negotiations will begin shortly thereafter, at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 21. Less than 48 hours later, at 10:31 p.m. (IST) on Nov. 22, teams and players will be allowed to put pen to paper by signing deals.
In preparation for free agency, we have you covered on who the best players are by position and skill, as well as deep dives and free agent destinations for notable players.
The best of the best
This year's free agent class is headlined by Anthony Davis, Brandon Ingram, Fred VanVleet, DeMar DeRozan and Montrezl Harrell. It also features a number of veterans, including Serge Ibaka, Danilo Gallinari and Goran Dragic.
The best by position
While this year's free agent class isn't as deep as last year's, there are still players at every position who will be highly coveted, from VanVleet at point guard to Davis Bertans at power forward.
- The best point guards
- The best shooting guards
- The best small forwards
- The best power forwards
- The best centres
The best by skill
Need more 3-point shooting? What about a facilitator or a shot blocker? There are a number of specialists available in this free agent class.
- The best shooters
- The best passers
- The best defenders
- The best rim protectors
- The best 3-and-D players
A close look at what some of the biggest names in free agency have to offer on both ends of the court.
- Strengths and weaknesses of Fred VanVleet
- Strengths and weaknesses of Serge Ibaka
- Strengths and weaknesses of Christian Wood
Are the Pistons an option for VanVleet? Where could DeRozan sign if he declines his player option? Here's which teams could pursue some of the more notable free agents.
- Free agent destinations for Fred VanVleet
- Free agent destinations for Serge Ibaka
- Free agent destinations for Marc Gasol
- Free agent destinations for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
- Free agent destinations for DeMar DeRozan
- Free agent destinations for Aron Baynes
- Free agent destinations for Danilo Gallinari
- Free agent destinations for Montrezl Harrell
- Free agent destinations for Tristan Thompson
- Free agent destinations for Christian Wood
- Free agent destinations for Rajon Rondo
- Free agent destinations for Goran Dragic
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