NBA free agent tracker: The top 40 players on the market

(Amy Monks/Yahoo Sports illustration)
(Amy Monks/Yahoo Sports illustration)

The free agency negotiating window opens 6 p.m. ET Sunday, when each NBA team can negotiate with players on the market and perhaps even reach a deal. Those deals can't be signed until July 6 at 12:01 p.m. ET, but there will be plenty of transactional action until then and beyond.

Here is our big board of the top free agents on the market.

Top free agents by position: point guards | shooting guards | small forwards | power forwards | centers


Free agency status: unrestricted (player option)

Historically, James has preferred to keep his options open, allowing him as much flexibility as possible. This year is no different, as he'll track how the Lakers improve before making a final call on his future.


Free agency status: restricted

Maxey was already a no-nonsense max contract player last summer, but the Sixers decided to use his low cap hold to maximize movement and roster improvement this summer. His max is coming, but it will be signed after the Sixers are done shopping.


Free agency status: unrestricted but agreed to new deal

The 30-year-old has already agreed to a new deal, worth $189.5 million over four years. The Pacers retain one of the most versatile forwards in the NBA to keep the train moving.


Free agency status: unrestricted but agreed to new deal

George had many options in front of him and was looking to find both the money and the right destination in free agency. It appears he succeeded. George is leaving the Clippers and has agreed to sign a four-year, $212 million maximum contract with the 76ers.


Free agency status: unrestricted

DeRozan is the definition of availability and professionalism and is a straight-up bucket-getter. He is very particular to build around, however, so his market could be all over the place if he doesn't return to the Bulls.


Free agency status: unrestricted but agreed to new deal

Anunoby had a huge impact on the Knicks post-trade, fitting in beautifully under head coach Tom Thibodeau. Now he intends to re-sign with the team on a five-year, $212.5 million contract.


Free agency status: restricted but agreed to new deal

The 24-year-old is on the verge of breaking out after arriving in Toronto and leveling up. He agreed to terms on a five-year, $175 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors.


Free agency status: unrestricted but agreed to new deal

Harden is getting up there in age (35 in August) and has a lot of miles on his body. Even so, he's still an elite playmaker and can assert himself scoring-wise. The Clippers have agreed to bring Harden back on a two-year, $70 million contract.


Free agency status: unrestricted

The second-best shooter of all time seems to be available for the right price this summer, but multiple lower-body injuries have slowed him down defensively. At 34, his health isn't likely to bounce back, which probably caps his price at a certain point.


Free agency status: unrestricted

Bridges is facing challenges on multiple fronts. Are teams willing to gamble on his talent after he pleaded no contest to domestic abuse? And even if they are, will he get the contract he's seeking given his inconsistent defense?


Free agency status: Exercised player option

Russell's efficiency from long range (41.5%) and ability to score in bunches. He's staying put and could become a valuable trade asset for the Lakers.


Free agency status: Toronto exercised its team option

Toronto could look to trade him during the summer as to not lose him for nothing. The Raptors failed to move him before the deadline, but summers are always different.


Free agency status: unrestricted but agreed to new deal

Monk is already off the table, having reportedly agreed to stay in Sacramento for $78 million over four years. Given that he's just had the two best years of his career with the Kings, this seems like a win for both sides.


Free agency status: unrestricted but agreed to a new deal

One of the best young defensive centers in the NBA found himself on the market at age 25. He agreed to a four-year, $100 million extension to return to the Brooklyn Nets


Free agency status: unrestricted

Much of the criticism that fell upon Harris in recent years was due to a $180 million contract that he was never able to justify. This won't be the case this time around, as his market will be much more realistic, potentially allowing him to be judged for his game as opposed to his income.


Free agency status: unrestricted

Hield remains one of the best shooters in the NBA, and he should have a stable market, particularly among teams that like to play with a high level of pace. At 31, the question remains: How long of a deal is the sweet spot? That's what teams will try to figure out.


Free agency status: unrestricted

The Knicks love Hartenstein, and Hartenstein loves the Knicks. Much like with the Malik Monk situation, the incumbent team is limited in what it can offer. But given the role and break-out potential, odds are both sides will figure something out.


Free agency status: unrestricted

As one of the most stable and underappreciated point guards in the league, Jones should not lack suitors. He'd be a welcomed presence on teams that need help getting into their offense efficiently.


Free agency status: unrestricted but agreed to new deal

Having won a ring with both the Lakers and Nuggets, Caldwell-Pope has little to prove. At 31 and with the ability to play both ends of the floor, now might be the best time to optimize his earnings. Caldwell-Pope agreed to sign with the Magic on a three-year, $66 million deal.


Free agency status: restricted but agreed to new deal

Toppin is a high-flying bucket who has turned into one of the more efficient players in the NBA. He agreed to return to the Pacers on a four-year, $60 million deal. At 26, they will possibly get the best years of his career.


Free agency status: unrestricted but agreed to new deal

At 32, Valančiūnas had a decision to make. Would he chase a starting role, knowing such a promise can turn quickly due to a potential decline? Or would he be willing to come off the bench in a winning situation? It appears Valančiūnas chose the former, agreeing to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Wizards.


Free agency status: restricted but agreed to deal

At 6-foot-8 and 235 pounds, Williams, 22, has developed into a strong defender with a reliable 3-point shot. That's worth five years and $90 million from the Bulls.


Free agency status: unrestricted

A down year in Toronto could influence incoming offers, but a 19-point average after the All-Star break is encouraging. He could sign a short-term deal to up his value and then hit free agency again somewhat soon.


Free agency status: unrestricted but agreed to new deal

As one of the best rebounders of all time who's willing to accept a bench role, Drummond is a get. The big man reportedly agreed to a two-year, $10-plus million deal with the 76ers.


Free agency status: unrestricted

The 6-7 combo forward can score, albeit not very efficiently. A role on a good team, where he's lower on the totem pole, might be exactly what he needs to fix that part of his game.


Free agency status: unrestricted (player option)

Smith is a highly efficient big man who can stretch the floor and hit the glass. At 24, there's a lot of potential, which should create a substantial market.


Free agency status: unrestricted

Beasley is a gunner, and a good one at that. He's leaned into the 3-point shot for a few years now and proved he can be incorporated into a winning team. Whether that means a more attractive market remains to be seen, but every team needs more shooting.


Free agency status: restricted

An ACL tear will hurt his market this year, which is rough timing for him. At 6-7, 230 pounds, and with the ability to knock down a high volume of 3-pointers, perhaps a team will be willing to wait for him to recover.


Free agency status: unrestricted

As one of the safest ball-handlers in all of basketball, Morris oddly didn't get to see the floor a lot for the Wolves, which means teams could be bidding low on him and trying to sell him on an opportunity for more minutes.


Free agency status: restricted

As a 6-9 fluid shooter, Fontecchio has value both for the Pistons and around the league. Is his production in Detroit sustainable, or was he just benefiting from a late-season surge on a bad team?


Free agency status: unrestricted

The positionally fluid wing is a strong defender who can stretch the floor and help balance the otherwise offense-leaning Suns, assuming they can afford to keep him. That tax bill isn't getting any smaller.


Free agency status: restricted

The Knicks made good use of the center after he came over from Toronto, but with their squad getting only more expensive, you have to wonder if they have a walk-away price.


Free agency status: restricted

Watford this high? Absolutely. The 6-8 big man can play both the four and five, is a productive rebounder, solid shooter and determined ball-mover. Could be a major steal of the summer for the right team.


Free agency status: restricted

Wiseman is more of a concept than a productive player at this point, but, boy, what a concept. An athletic 7-footer with shooting upside and a nose for rebounding and shot-blocking? For the right team, he could be worth a look.


Free agency status: unrestricted (team option)

Everyone knows what Wagner gives you. Offense, offense and more offense. That's not a bad thing given he's a threat inside and out, and can give any team a lift off the bench.


Free agency status: unrestricted

Old, but wise. Short, but has heart. We all know what Lowry, 38, offers at this point, and it's a stable presence off the bench who can initiate actions, hit timely shots and provide veteran leadership. That doesn't come for free.


Free agency status: unrestricted (player option)

The two-way wing can play multiple positions and can potentially secure himself a major contract this summer. Will he be able to produce for other teams, or his game tailored mostly to fit Erik Spoelstra's system?


Free agency status: unrestricted

A major surprise for the Sixers after coming over via the James Harden trade. Batum served multiple purposes for Philadelphia and remains effective as a small-ball big man with shooting range.


Free agency status: unrestricted

Craig is a 3-and-D wing, which every team in the league is looking for. He's getting up there in age (33) and wasn't particularly healthy this past season, but just off the archetype that he is, a market should develop.


Free agency status: unrestricted

Former All-Star who played pretty well with the Hornets before getting traded to the Thunder. He might not have a lot of juice left, but you can ask him to handle the ball and make plays.