Bleacher Sports is your source for all things NBA, and our team of editors and writers will be breaking down the next wave of free agency in depth, every day of the week.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a countdown of who is in and out of the league, as well as a breakdown of who’s most likely to get paid.
For the first three days of free agent frenzy, we will focus on players who are expected to leave the NBA in the next three years, or who are free agents who will be available in the first two years of the deal.
We’ll be breaking this down by position and by market, with a look at what the average salary will be for each position.
The top 20 players left on the market:The top five players remaining:Top 20 players remaining, according to our database, according.
Player Salary, 2016-17 NBA salary cap: $91,821,067Average annual value: $6,908,907 (per ESPN.com)Top 5 free agents left on free agency:The first free agent signing the NBA made this offseason was Memphis Grizzlies point guard Tony Allen, who was reportedly worth $11.4 million a year.
Allen’s new deal will keep him with the Grizzlies for two more seasons, so he is not set to sign until the 2019-20 season.
If he does, it would be his second consecutive contract worth more than $11 million a season.
Allen will be 32 in 2020-21, and will be a restricted free agent.
Allen’s value was boosted by the addition of Memphis’ two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Tony Allen III, in free agency, and the Grizzlies also added center Joel Bolomboy in free market.
Allen and Bolomboys combined for 21.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game last season, which ranked third among all players in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have had a solid year off the court, and are hoping that the two-year contract extension that Allen signed with Memphis in July will help with that.
Allen is one of only five players in NBA history with 10,000+ assists and has been voted to the All-Star Game once each of his three seasons with the franchise.
Allen had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 6.2 per 100 possessions last season and led the Grizzlies in scoring last season with 23.9 points per game.
Allen is not the only one to see a big jump this offseason.
New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday is expected to hit the market, as will Denver Nuggets point guard Jameer Nelson, who will sign a four-year, $25 million deal with the Denver Nuggets.
Nelson has been a great defensive player for the Nuggets, and his versatility is an asset to any team.