The top 33 NBA free agents of 2017


The NBA has taken no time off since the conclusion of the Finals.

Since the Warriors won the championship, we have had a blockbuster trade for the No. 1 pick in the draft, a blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, the actual draft, a blockbuster trade for Chris Paul, plus several notable firings in big front offices.

And now, free agency is here.

Given the crazy offseason already, this year's free agency, starting midnight July 1, should be wild as teams scramble to assemble a team capable of knocking off the Warriors.

Take a look at the best free agents this offseason and where they could land (based on reports, rumors, and fit).

* notes a restricted free agent, meaning their team can match any contract offer.

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The top NBA free agents of 2017

Kevin Durant, F

2016-17 team: Warriors

Potential landing spots: Warriors

One thing to know: Durant is reportedly planning on making a sacrifice to keep the Warriors together, taking less than the full max. so the team doesn't have to renounce Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston to re-sign him. He'll likely sign another short-term deal.

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Stephen Curry, PG

2016-17 team: Warriors

Potential landing spots: Warriors

One thing to know: After years of being underpaid, Curry is finally a free agent and can reap the rewards with an estimated five-year, $200 million contract the Warriors are reportedly willing to give him.

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Gordon Hayward, SF

2016-17 team: Jazz

Potential landing spots: Jazz, Celtics, Heat

One thing to know: Hayward may be the big domino the league waits for to fall in free agency. The Jazz are considered the favorites to re-sign him, but the Celtics' promising future, plus his college coach Brad Stevens, remain a real threat.

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Blake Griffin, PF

2016-17 team: Clippers

Potential landing spots: Clippers, Heat, Suns, Celtics

One thing to know: The Clippers trading Chris Paul is believed to be an opening to re-signing Griffin, though it's no sure thing. When healthy, Griffin is a versatile, all-NBA forward, but injury history is a major concern.

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Paul Millsap, PF

2016-17 team: Hawks

Potential landing spots: Rockets, Kings, Nuggets, Suns, Wolves

One thing to know: Millsap is a versatile two-way forward who figures to be coveted around the league. He could be the third piece the Rockets add to vie for a championship or the added veteran presence meant to take a young team to a new level.

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Kyle Lowry, PG

2016-17 team: Raptors

Potential landing spots: Raptors, 76ers, Wolves, Jazz, Kings, Spurs

One thing to know: There are concerns about giving Lowry a full max deal because of his injury history. But while the price may be lower than expected, if he leaves Toronto, plenty of teams will pursue the All-Star point guard who revived the Raptors.

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George Hill, PG

2016-17 team: Jazz

Potential landing spots: Jazz, Spurs, Knicks, Nuggets, Kings

One thing to know: The Jazz and Hill couldn't come to an agreement on an extension during the season. Hill is a potential factor in Hayward staying with the Jazz, but if he leaves, San Antonio, his first team, could be a great fit.

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Jeff Teague, PG

2016-17 team: Pacers

Potential landing spots: Pacers, Knicks, Kings, Nuggets

One thing to know: Teague has been a solid starting point guard for several years, but if he leaves the Pacers, it's unclear where he might land in a league without too many desperate teams for an offensive-minded point guard.

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Jrue Holiday, PG

2016-17 team: Pelicans

Potential landing spots: Pelicans, Knicks, Nuggets

One thing to know: Holiday is a solid two-way guard who also has injury concerns. The bet is on the Pelicans to re-sign him for lack of flexibility in replacing him if he walks.

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Dirk Nowitzki, PF/C

2016-17 team: Mavericks

Potential landing spots: Mavericks

One thing to know: Nowitzki will once again be a free agent this offseason, but only so he can restructure his deal with the Mavs. Will Nowitzki ever leave the Mavs? No. Will Nowitzki ever slow down? No.

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Andre Iguodala, F

2016-17 team: Warriors

Potential landing spots: Warriors, Wolves, Spurs, Jazz, Clippers, 76ers, Magic, Nets

One thing to know: Not only is Iguodala a veteran, versatile, two-way wing who can make any team better immediately, stealing him away from the Warriors may be the best chance at lessening the team. The Warriors are reportedly concerned about matching any huge offers for Iguodala.

 (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Danilo Gallinari, F

2016-17 team: Nuggets

Potential landing spots: Heat, Celtics, Nets, Rockets, Clippers, Nuggets

One thing to know: Gallinari has said the Nuggets aren't his first choice in free agency, and while his size, shooting, and playmaking should draw a wide range of suitors, his market may be lower than imagined because of injury concerns.

(Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
JJ Redick, SG

2016-17 team: Clippers

Potential landing spots: Nets, 76ers, Wolves, Knicks, Spurs, Heat

One thing to know: Redick is reportedly leaving the Clippers, but his next location is tough to nail down. Plenty of teams, from contenders to lottery teams, could use his shooting and veteran presence.

(Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Otto Porter Jr., F*

2016-17 team: Wizards

Potential landing spots: Wizards, Nets, Celtics

One thing to know: Porter had a breakout season in 2016-17 and could be lined up for a max offer. The Wizards reportedly plan on matching any offer he gets.

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Nerlens Noel, C*

2016-17 team: 76ers, Mavericks

Potential landing spots: Mavericks, Nets, Blazers, Celtics

One thing to know: Noel finally got to shine for a brief moment in Dallas after being traded by the 76ers. The Mavs can match any offer for him and are likely to retain the athletic, defensive-minded center.

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Kentavious Caldwell-ope, SG*

2016-17 team: Pistons

Potential landing spots: Pistons, Nets, Kings

One thing to know: Teams could try to pry Caldwell-Pope away from the Pistons with a big offer in hopes of developing the athletic, 24-year-old guard.

(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Serge Ibaka, F/C*

2016-17 team: Magic, Raptors

Potential landing spots: Raptors, Heat, Celtics, Nuggets, Nets

One thing to know: Ibaka has slowed down since looking like a future star with the Thunder, but he's still an athletic rim protector who can stretch the floor. He should have a big market.

(Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Tony Snell, F*

2016-17 team: Bucks

Potential landing spots: Bucks, Nets, Nuggets

One thing to know: ESPN's Marc Stein reports the Bucks are optimistic about re-signing Snell at the start of free agency.

(Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
Taj Gibson, PF

2016-17 team: Bulls, Thunder

Potential landing spots: Thunder, Nuggets, Wolves

One thing to know: Gibson is a tough veteran forward that should draw interest around the league for his rebounding and defense. The Thunder would likely re-sign him for the right price.

(Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
Tim Hardaway Jr., G/F*

2016-17 team: Hawks

Potential landing spots: Hawks, Nets, 76ers, Spurs, Wolves

One thing to know: The Hawks can match any offer for Hardaway Jr., who has developed into a more steady defender and scorer in two years with Atlanta. He could appeal to several teams for his age (25), scoring, and athleticism.

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Derrick Rose, PG

2016-17 team: Knicks

Potential landing spots: Knicks, Spurs, Wolves

One thing to know: Rose had moments of looking like his old self with the Knicks, but once again needed knee surgery at the end of the year. Injury history and defense could keep him from getting any huge offers.

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Rudy Gay, F

2016-17 team: Kings

Potential landing spots: Thunder, Heat, Cavs

One thing to know: Gay tore his Achilles in 2016-17 which may lower his market. But if healthy, he's an athletic forward who could provide a scoring punch to any team he joins.

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Tyreke Evans, G/F

2016-17 team: Pelicans, Kings

Potential landing spots: Kings, Heat, Hornets, Knicks

One thing to know: It's unclear where Evans could end up, but when he's healthy and motivated, he's a unique, multi-position wing who can handle the ball, score, and defend several positions.

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Shaun Livingston, G/F

2016-17 team: Warriors

Potential landing spots: Warriors, Wolves, Jazz

One thing to know: Livingston has been an effective reserve guard and wing for the Warriors, who despite a lack of shooting, is a smart playmaker and solid defender. Teams may aim to pry him away from the Warriors.

(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Joe Ingles, G/F*

2016-17 team: Jazz

Potential landing spots: Jazz, Wolves, Kings, Heat, Spurs, Nets

One thing to know: Ingles was one of the best three-point shooters last season and is also a savvy playmaker and defender. The Jazz can match any offer, but how high will they go with so many other big free agents?9

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Zach Randolph, PF/C

2016-17 team: Grizzlies

Potential landing spots: Grizzlies, Warriors, Spurs, Celtics, Cavs

One thing to know: Randolph turned into a steady, veteran presence off the bench for the Grizzlies last season. He may re-sign, but could be pursued by contenders looking for scoring off the bench.

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Nene, C

2016-17 team: Rockets

Potential landing spots: Rockets, Wolves, Clippers, Cavs

One thing to know: Nene played well in one year in Houston and could be pursued by contending teams looking for some offensive punch.

(Photos by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
JaMychal Green, F*

2016-17 team: Grizzlies

Potential landing spots: Grizzlies, Nuggets, Celtics, Wolves, Nets

One thing to know: Green had a strong 2016-17 season and may have several teams interested because of his length, athleticism, and three-point shooting (37% last season).

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dion Waiters, G/F

2016-17 team: Heat

Potential landing spots: Heat, 76ers, Nets

One thing to know: Waiters had a strong season with the Heat, playing more efficiently and in control, before getting hurt down the stretch. He reportedly could land between $8-10 million annually, and should receive interest from several teams.

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CJ Miles, G/F

2016-17 team: Pacers

Potential landing spots: Pacers, Pistons, 76ers, Celtics, Bucks

One thing to know: Miles is a career 36% three-point shooter and has made over 140 threes in each of his last three seasons. Teams looking for a steady wing may chase him this summer.

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Nicola Mirotic, F*

2016-17 team: Bulls

Potential landing spots: Bulls, Wolves, Mavs

One thing to know: The Bulls can match any offer for Mirotic, but after drafting stretch big man Lauri Markkanen, the streaky-shooting Mirotic could be on the move for a team looking for a stretch big.

 (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Shabazz Muhammad, G/F*

2016-17 team: Wolves

Potential landing spots: Wolves, Nets, 76ers, Wizards, Mavs

One thing to know: Muhammad's growth has stalled a bit in Minnesota, but he could be targeted by some team hoping to develop him and give him a bigger role.

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kyle Korver, SG

2016-17 team: Hawks, Cavs

Potential landing spots: Cavs, Spurs, Clippers, Wolves, Warriors

One thing to know: The veteran sharpshooter should draw plenty of interest for contenders looking for some automatic offense.

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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