The 2019 free agency class in the NBA is one of the most talented classes we have ever seen in this league, so let’s take a look at the top 50 free agents and their projected teams they’ll sign with.

50. Robin Lopez (Unrestricted, C)
Projected team: Golden State Warriors

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Robin has been a solid player over his career, but the time he spent in Chicago was wasted. Last year Lopez averaged 21.7 minutes and missed 26 games the past two years, but a lot of is because of the Bulls tanking. Last year the idea was the Bulls would buy-out Lopez’s contract and he would go to Golden State, and the Bulls didn’t want that to happen. Now it will.

49. Rajon Rondo (Unrestricted, PG)
Projected team: Los Angeles Lakers

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The Lakers were a mess last year and injuries were a big part of that. For the past five years, Rondo has played with six teams, so he hasn’t found a true home. I feel the Lakers are going to bring back Rondo either for a starting spot or at least a sixth man opportunity. The Lakers just acquired Anthony Davis, who had great chemistry with Rondo in New Orleans.

48. Isaiah Thomas (Unrestricted, PG)
Projected team: Boston Celtics

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Injuries have hurt Thomas for the past three years, but he entered the rotation for the Denver Nuggets. Thomas was a bit ineffective and he looks like he could be a solid bench player for the remainder of his career. That could be good for the Celtics as they are poised to lose Kyrie Irving and have a chance to lose Terry Rozier. If the Celtics sign a star point guard and have Rozier walk, it would be a nice homecoming for IT.

47. Jabari Parker (Unrestricted, PF)
Projected team: Memphis Grizzlies

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Parker had an up and down year for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, but the potential is there. Parker isn’t going to be a star player, but he’s a solid starter for your team. Memphis is in rebuild mode and Parker would be a nice player to test for their future. Parker is only 24, so if the experiment doesn’t work, so what? That was the Bulls plan in the first place, but I feel like it will for Parker. There’s not much pressure in Memphis and the players to watch there is Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr.

46. Tomas Satoransky (Restricted, PG)
Projected team: Washington Wizards

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I’ve really liked Satoransky over the past two years for the Wizards. He has filled a great role as a backup and a solid starter when John Wall has gone down. Wall is expected to miss at least half the season, so Satoransky is going to be a need for the Wizards this year, so there’s a chance the Wizards will match at any over.

45. Kevon Looney (Unrestricted, C)
Projected team: Golden State Warriors

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Looney had a good playoff run for the Warriors and provides great defense with respectable rebounding. With Cousins on the way out, the Warriors will be looking to bring back their young center and poised to give him more minutes and opportunities during this redshirt season.

44. Rodney Hood (unrestricted, SG)
Projected team: Portland Trail Blazers

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Hood played well in the postseason for the Blazers where his three-point shooting was very useful and his size at 6’8 helps to defend many positions. With the Blazers trading Evan Turner, it seems like they are trying to get Hood back and give him a bigger role.

Signed team: Portland Trail Blazers (2yr/$16M)

43. Bobby Portis (Restricted, PF)
Projected team: New York Knicks

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Portis is seeking a $16M contract from a team and it seems the Washington Wizards will not be matching that offer. Portis has been a solid player throughout his career with the Chicago Bulls, but the Bulls probably thought the same with the Wizards, he’s not worth that much, especially coming off the bench behind Lauri Markkanen. The Knicks need a lot of help and getting Portis at power forward could be something to watch out for.

42. Enes Kanter (Unrestricted, C)
Projected Teams: Chicago Bulls

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This is a bit of a tricky situation, because Kanter is a solid center for any team off the bench, but possibly not a guy who can start and be consistent. In Chicago, Kanter can see some good minutes off the bench and possibly see some starts if Wendell Carter Jr. struggles or gets injured.

41. Elfrid Payton (Unrestricted, PG)
Projected Team: New Orleans Pelicans

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The Pelicans have their starting lineup set up but are going to need bench help. Payton would be a great bench player behind Lonzo Ball, but perhaps could find a way into the starting rotation, if Ball struggles or suffers an injury.

40. Al-Farouq Aminu (Unrestricted, PF)
Projected team: Dallas Mavericks

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With all the moves the Blazers will have to do, they’ll lose a couple of players and one of them is Aminu. Solid all-around player for the Blazers is going to have a lot of choices, but the Mavericks have a lot of spots that need filling and with the best potential duo in the NBA, it should be easy to bring in players.

Signed team: Orlando Magic (3yr/$29M)

39. Willie Cauley-Stein (Restricted, C)
Projected team: Sacramento Kings

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The Kings have a big choice to make because Cauley-Stein is a candidate where an average player could get a huge payday. I don’t think Cauley-Stein is worth a big contract, but there’s not much out there in the free agent market, unless the Kings want to bring back DeMarcus Cousins, and that would be something.

38. Darren Collison (Unrestricted, PG)
Projected team: Los Angeles Lakers

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The Lakers need to get role players and Collison would be a solid addition. Not much of scorer, but the defense and the playmaking would be needed. Collison does shoot the ball very well though as he shot 40.7% from three and 46.7% from the field.

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37. Rudy Gay (Unrestricted, SF)
Projected team: San Antonio Spurs

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Rudy Gay is still a solid scorer, but he isn’t that high-volume scorer he once was in his prime. Gay is shooting the three much better at 40.2% but I don’t see him leaving the Spurs with a solid team with Gregg Popovich still coaching.

Signed team: San Antonio Spurs (2yrs/$32M)

36. Terrance Ross (Unrestricted, SG)
Projected team: Orlando Magic

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Ross had a solid year with the Magic last year and could draw some interest from the 76ers, Clippers or Lakers, but the Magic have something good going and I don’t think they’ll let Ross walk that easily.

Team signed: Orlando Magic (4yrs/$54M)

35. Taj Gibson (Unrestricted, PF)
Projected team: Chicago Bulls

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The return. The Bulls need a backup to Lauri Markannen that brings defense and rebounding, which is what Gibson can bring, plus inside scoring. The Bulls are very young and a veteran like Gibson would be great.

34. Jeremy Lamb (Unrestricted, SG)
Projected team: Charlotte Hornets

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A career high in points for Lamb will help him get paid in free agency, which might get some teams to overpay him. A perfect team that likes to overpay is his current team, Charlotte.

Signed team: Indiana Pacers (3yrs/$31.5M)

33. Kelly Oubre Jr. (Restricted, SF)
Projected team: Phoenix Suns

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Oubre seemed to have a bigger role with the Suns and made the most of it by averaging 15.2 points. His shooting has taken a step back, but the Suns traded for Oubre last year, they’ll look to keep him.

32. Trevor Ariza (Unrestricted, SF)
Projected team: Los Angeles Lakers

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Ariza is getting up there in age, but he is still one of the most dominant three and D players in the league and will provide great production off the bench.

Signed team: Sacramento Kings (2yrs/$25)

31. Patrick Beverley (Unrestricted, PG)
Projected team: Los Angeles Clippers

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It’s hard to see where Beverley will go because he is drawing a lot of interest as he has the complete defensive package. In my opinion, it’s going to come down to both the LA teams, but Beverley has been on record saying he’ll do what’s best for his family.

30. Terry Rozier (Restricted, PG)
Projected team: New York Knicks

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When Kyrie Irving was hurt for the Boston Celtics, Rozier’s numbers took a jump, but this year his numbers took a huge dip and could hurt his market in free agency. New York will be spending a lot of money this free agency and they could possibly pay their future sixth man here.

Signed team: Charlotte Hornets (3yr/$58M)

29. Ricky Rubio (Unrestricted, PG)
Projected team: Phoenix Suns

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With the Jazz acquiring Mike Conley, it makes sense that Rubio will not be returning. The Suns have needed a point guard ever since they traded Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee. Rubio isn’t much of a scorer, but he’s a great floor general, which would be nice to accompany that with Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton.

Signed team: Phoenix Suns (3yrs/$51M)

28. Danny Green (Unrestricted, SG)
Projected team: Toronto Raptors

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Green came up big for the Raptors in the playoffs with his elite shooting. Green shot 45.5 percent from three in the regular season and just under 33 percent in the playoffs. Toronto needs to keep that shooting.

27. Derrick Rose (Unrestricted, PG)
Projected teams: Los Angeles Lakers

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What a bounce-back season for the 2011 MVP. Rose had an amazing moment last year for the Timberwolves and helped that he shot a career-best from three, 37 percent. The only downfall is still those nagging injuries. Rose and Rondo will be competing for the starting job, but perhaps Rose would get the early nudge in the starting lineup.

Signed team: Detroit Pistons (2yrs/$15M)

26. Thaddeus Young (Unrestricted, PF)
Projected team: Phoenix Suns

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The Suns are making moves! They aren’t top players, but they are looking nice. Young will bring plus defending and great inside presence on offense. The Suns starting five could look very nice.

Signed team: Chicago Bulls (3yrs/$41M)

25. Marcus Morris (Unrestricted, PF)
Projected team: Boston Celtics

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It’s a mess in Boston, but they can’t be losing everyone. Morris provides solid scoring in the iso, posting up and three-point shooting. If Morris stays in Boston, possibly could see more minutes right away.

24. Jonas Valanciunas (Unrestricted, C)
Projected team: Memphis Grizzlies

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The Grizzlies traded for Valanciunas, so I don’t see them losing him. Valanciunas was great in Toronto and has been good in his short stretch in Memphis. He’s a young center that the Grizzlies would love to keep since he’s a great rebounder and inside scorer.

Signed team: Memphis Grizzlies (3yr/$45M)

23. Harrison Barnes (Unrestricted, SF)
Projected team: Sacramento Kings

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The fact Barnes opted out of his huge contract with the Sacramento Kings means he’s probably isn’t coming back. If Barnes does, it might be for a long-term deal, but if that’s the case he might just end up going somewhere else. The Kings traded for Barnes at the deadline and I would imagine with all that cap space they’ll try and keep him.

Signed team: Sacramento Kings (4yrs/$90M)

22. Nikola Mirotic (Unrestricted, PF)
Projected team: Utah Jazz

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The salary cap might be small for the Jazz, but they are looking like a contender for the NBA Finals, so they will want to go all in. The Jazz will improve their three-point shooting, even though Mirotic is a bit streaky.

Signed team: Euroleague Club Barcelona (6yrs/$79M)

21. Paul Millsap (Unrestricted, PF)
Projected team: Denver Nuggets

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Millsap has been a great player for the Nuggets for years, especially since he’s one of their better playoff performers and is their best defender.

Signed team: Denver Nuggets (1yr/$30)

20. Malcolm Brogdon (Restricted, PG)
Projected team: Chicago Bulls

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The Bulls have money to spend and they need shooters and a little help at the point guard position, even with Coby White. Brogdon is part of the 50-40-90 club, which will be needed in Chicago. Sounds like the Bulls want to offer $20 million or more so the Bucks can’t match.

Signed team: Indiana Pacers (4yrs/$85M)

19. JJ Redick (Unrestricted, SG)
Projected team: Los Angeles Lakers

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The Lakers need shooters and Redick is a guy that’s not going to cost much, at least not max value. Redick is one of the sharpshooters in the game could make a huge impact for the Lakers. If the Lakers land these players in free agency, their lineup is Rose, Redick, LeBron, Kuzma, and Davis. That will do.

Signed team: New Orleans Pelicans (2yrs/$26.5M)

18. Brook Lopez (Unrestricted, C)
Projected team: Milwaukee Bucks

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Lopez is one of the few centers who can shoot the three and protect the paint at a consistent rate. The Bucks need Lopez’s 36.5 percent three-point shooting. With the Bucks being so close to the NBA Finals, they might have a chance to keep everyone, but Brogdon.

Signed team: Milwaukee Bucks (4yrs/$52M)

17. DeAndre Jordan (Unrestricted, C)
Projected team: Boston Celtics

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With Al Horford opting out of his contract in Boston, it makes sense for the Celtics to go get a new big man. Jordan is a better rebounder, defender, and screen-setter than Horford, so this will be a huge upgrade for the Celtics

Signed team: Brooklyn Nets (4yrs/$40M)

16. Marc Gasol (Player Option, C)
Projected team: Toronto Raptors

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The feeling has to be that Gasol will opt-in with the Raptors. Gasol does a bit of everything – outside shooter, good passer, a good defender and good inside scorer. He showed that in the Finals and was one of the reasons for the Raptors success

Signed Team: Toronto Raptors (Opted-in)

15. Al Horford (Unrestricted, C)
Projected team: Los Angeles Clippers

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With Horford opting out of his contract in Boston, he is likely to find a new team. I do think Horford is fools gold. The Clippers need players though and they can pay Horford a ton.

Signed teams: Philadelphia 76ers (4yrs/$109M)

14. Bojan Bogdanovic (Unrestricted, SF)
Projected team: San Antonio Spurs

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One of the most underrated players in the league. Bogdanovic averaged 18 points and shot 42.5 percent from three. Now, the Indiana Pacers traded for TJ Warren, which could mean they are ready to move on. The Spurs wouldn’t mind it as they need more firepower.

Signed team: Utah Jazz (4yrs/$73M)

13. DeMarcus Cousins (Unrestricted, C)
Projected team: New York Knicks

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Cousins wants to get paid. The Knicks are going to be desperate for some stars. The two could easily come down to an agreement and what a time it would be. Cousins and the Knicks would be a match made in heaven for some drama.

12. Julius Randle: (Unrestricted, PF)
Projected team: Brooklyn Nets

What a season for Randle last year. After being given up by the Lakers, it seemed that he found a grove with the Pelicans now will hit a team with a big contract. The Nets could be a great fit, especially if the Nets start pulling these stars together.

11. Kristaps Porzingis (Restricted, PF)
Projected team: Dallas Mavericks

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The Mavericks landed Porzingis in a trade with the Knicks last year, so it would make sense for the Mavericks to keep him around for the long haul.

Signed team: Dallas Mavericks (5yrs/$158M)

10. Nikola Vucevic (Unrestricted, C)
Projected team: Orlando Magic

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The Magic have something going here as they made the playoffs last year, so keeping their star would be huge. Vucevic is going to see a lot of teams making a run at him, even though he had a slow playoff run. It will be interesting if Vucevic can reach that max offer.

Signed team: Orlando Magic (4yrs/$100M)

9. Khris Middleton Unrestricted, SF)
Projected team: Milwaukee Bucks

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Middleton had a great season with the Bucks last year and he is going to get rewarded. Middleton can score at will, help with rebounding and is a solid defender.

Signed team: Milwaukee Bucks (5yrs/$178M)

8. D’Angelo Russell (Restricted, PG)
Projected team: Minnesota Timberwolves

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There’s always that one signing out of nowhere and that will be the Timberwolves and Russell. The Timberwolves can make an offer since they traded Butler and are letting Rose go. Russell will get a lot of looks, especially by the Lakers, but the big three in Russell, Andrew Wiggins, and Karl-Anthony Towns would be crazy. A sign and trade is possible due to the restricted contract.

7. Tobias Harris (Unrestricted, PF)
Projected team: Philadelphia 76ers

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Harris had career-highs across the board, so getting paid will be no problem. The 76ers made the trade for Harris last year, so they could have a shot to get him in this free agency.

Signed team: Philadelphia 76ers (5yrs/$180M)

6. Jimmy Butler (Unrestricted, SG)
Projected team: Los Angeles Clippers

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There’s been a ton of rumors surrounding Butler with the Lakers, the Nets, and Houston Rockets, but I don’t see any of them happening. The Lakers can’t afford Butler, the Nets are going to go after other players, and I don’t see how the Rockets can clear so much space, meaning I don’t see them trading Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker across the league. Butler seems like he wants to lead a team, the Clippers would be perfect for him to lead and he gets to play in LA.

Signed team: Miami Heat (4yrs/$142M)

5. Klay Thompson (Unrestricted, SG)
Projected team: Golden State Warriors

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There’s no way on Earth Klay leaves the Warriors. The Warriors will offer the max and will want Klay to be a Warrior for life. Yes, even with a torn ACL, Klay will get paid.

4. Kyrie Irving (Unrestricted, PG)
Projected team: Brooklyn Nets

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It’s pretty much set that Irving will leave Boston. The favorite is Brooklyn, but crazy things have happened before. Irving might be the only star player to land in Brooklyn, but he’ll have a chance to work with good players and hopefully with getting Julius Randle and the good role players is enough. Kyrie will still be on another team that he will have to lead, but this team seems more talented all-around.

Signed team: Brooklyn Nets (4yrs/$141M)

3. Kemba Walker (Unrestricted, PG)
Projected team: Boston Celtics

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It’s sad that Charlotte couldn’t help Kemba. In that result, Kemba is gone. Rumors is that Kemba is heading to Boston unless something huge happens last second. Charlotte should be embarrassed and disappointed in themselves, especially Michael Jordan who’s not willingly wanting to pay the luxury tax.

Signed team: Boston Celtics (4yrs/$141M)

2. Kevin Durant (Unrestricted, SF)
Projected team: Golden State Warriors

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One of the trickiest free agents the NBA has seen in a long time. KD is clearly one of the best players in the league, but will this achilles injury affect him down the road? The feeling is KD is out the door and a good reason why is because of the medical staff, which do we blame him? I still think he stays, for now. He’ll get his max, sit out a year and evaluate his options with a possible trade.

Signed team: Brooklyn Nets (4yrs/$142M)

1. Kawhi Leonard (Unrestricted, SF)
Projected team: Toronto Raptors

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What a season for the Finals MVP. Kawhi is going to be wanted by every team, but I hope he stays in Toronto. What he did was special, and the Raptors deserve him, but he already did enough. I only see the Raptors and Clippers in it for Kawhi, but I must lean towards the Raptors. Kawhi lost money when he requested a trade from San Antonio, so I don’t see him wanting to lose more money going to the Clippers. The greatest Raptor in franchise history has to stay.