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Complete List of 2017 Free Agents By Team

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Mar 22, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after a play against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 22, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after a play against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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Space City Scoop offered a list of free agents for 2016 by position. This list looks at the following season (2017) to showcase the horde of free agents who will be available including top tier talent  when the big portion of television advertising money kicks in driving the salary cap through the roof.

Just to demonstrate the flood of free agents who’ll enter the market in 2017, they are listed below by team. Further there are several at the center position which I’ve listed with a bolded C after their name. The reason this becomes a talking point is some teams make be willing to trade this summer for those players especially if they feel the player doesn’t fit their long term plans or may have designs on leaving after next season.

Atlanta Hawks:

Boston Celtics:

  • John Holland RFA
  • Kelly Olynyk C RFA (note: underwent shoulder surgery will be out 5 months)
  • Jonas Jerebko
  • Amir Johnson

Brooklyn Nets:

  • Bojan Bogdanovic RFA
  • Jarrett Jack

Charlotte Hornets:

  • Aaron Harrison RFA
  • Cody Zeller  C RFA
  • Spencer Hawes PO

Chicago Bulls:

Cleveland Cavaliers:

  • Sasha Kaun, RFA
  • Dahntay Jones

Dallas Mavericks:

  • Jeremy Evans
  • JaVale McGee

Denver Nuggets:

Detroit Pistons:

  • Reggie Bullock, RFA,
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, RFA
  • Spencer Dinwiddie, RFA
  • Joel Anthony, C
  • Aron Baynes, C, PO
  • Lorenzo Brown
  • Jodie Meeks

Golden State Warriors:

Houston Rockets:

Indiana Pacers:

  • Shayne Whittington, RFA
  • Lavoy Allen, TO
  • George Hill
  • C.J. Miles, PO
  • Rodney Stuckey, PO

Los Angeles Clippers:

Los Angeles Lakers:

  • Nick Young, PO

Memphis Grizzlies:

Miami Heat:

  • Josh McRoberts, PO

Milwaukee Bucks:

Minnesota Timberwolves:

New Orleans Pelicans:

New York Knicks:

  • Jose Calderon
  • Tony Wroten

Oklahoma City Thunder:

Orlando Magic:

Philadelphia 76ers:

Phoenix Suns:

  • Archie Goodwin, RFA
  • Alex Len, C, RFA
  • Alan Williams, RFA
  • P.J. Tucker

Portland Trail Blazers:

Sacramento Kings:

San Antonio Spurs:

  • Jonathon Simmons, RFA
  • Patty Mills

Toronto Raptors:

Utah Jazz:

Washington Wizards:

  • Jarell Eddie, RFA
  • Otto Porter Jr., RFA,  TO (Rookie contract extension)
  • Drew Gooden

Suffice to say there are many more top tier talents who’ll be available in a year. The problem is every team will have cap space by virtue of the television revenue which is set to hit a high that year. Moreover players like LeBron James who have repeatedly signed 2 year deals with opt outs (though not mentioned on this list) will also take advantage of the new monies to sign previously unheard of contracts.

The series leading up to this article highlighted the free agents by position. Now perhaps it’s understandable why Dwight Howard is wise to take advantage of the potential for a large contract one year sooner. He’ll have less competition then in 2017 and in truth should have many teams vying for his services.

In the coming weeks following the wrap up of the SCS Draft Prospect Series the next major series the writers will tackle is Free Agents.  Specifically the series will look at individuals and dive into which players make sense for the Houston Rockets to target, who might be a logical fit for a low end contract and which major free agents should receive the Rockets priority focus. For now, the above list provides the comprehensive picture.

Make sure you check out the current Space City Scoop series including our year end player analysis, draft prospects worthy of Rockets picking or trading for, our best of reader/fan posts  and our end of season Rockets Round Table:Hou

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