The 2017 NBA free agency class has plenty of great players who are unlikely to change teams, some diamonds in the rough and a whole lot of calculated-risk options. The best players are almost certainly going to re-sign with their teams, but then again, we thought the same thing about Kevin Durant last year. The lesson here is that there are always surprises.
If the draft is about improving your future, then free agency is about teams getting better immediately. Here’s a look at the top 60 free agents available this summer, based on talent, production and value, factoring age, injury and expected price. Because of that last variable — expected price — you’ll see some established players like Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose below value deals. Both of those players are expected to demand huge deals with big question marks at advanced ages. That stuff matters.