Top 5 NBA Free Agents Who Will Most Likely Change Teams

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With the season still up the in the air, not only do General Managers have to keep up with their bills and upcoming draft, but they also have to think about the 2020 Free Agent Class. Not only do teams have to figure out how to keep their key players, but also which one is ripe for the taking from other teams.

Please note that this list is in no particular order, there were no indications from players yet if they will move and that it does not involve restricted free agents such as DeMar DeRozan who has a 2 year option with the San Antonio Spurs or Gordon Hayward who can opt-out of his $32m 2020-2021 season with the Boston Celtics.—Not gonna happen

Joe Harris SF Brooklyn Nets
He was the 33rd overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 and was later traded to the Orlando Magic. He signed a $16m contract in 2018 with the Nets. He was part of Team USA in the World Championships and won the 3 Point contest in the 2019 All Star Weekend. With the Nets invested so much in KD and Kyrie, they might not be willing to match a higher offer for Joe to be their third option

Brandon Ingram SF New Orleans Pelicans
He was drafted 2nd Overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016 and has only kept growing from there. He will command a max contract or his agent will definitely look for one. If the Pelicans are not desperate enough, Ingram might get that offer somewhere else like the Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Hornets, Timberwolves or the Bulls. Who knows it might even be a sign and trade but it looks like it’s a build around Zion with his #1 support crew: Lonzo Ball.

Danilo Gallinari SF Oklahoma City Thunder
Drafted by the New York Knicks 6th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft. Has since bounced around teams, not because he’s a journeyman, but he’s always been of value in trades. His 3 yr $64m contract speaks volume of his game that he signed in 2018. His value might take a dip a little bit as he’s now 31 yrs old but he might join the European movement in Dallas.

Fred VanVleet SG Toronto Raptors
He was undrafted in the 2016 draft but was key to the Raptors winning the 2019 NBA Championship. He’s probably not in the same category as a top 10 point guard but definitely will get much more than his 2 yr $18m contract he signed in 2018. The current landscape has PGs like Jrue Holida($26m), Malcolm Brogdon($20m), Terry Rozier($19.8m), Jeff Teague($19m), Ricky Rubio($16.2m) in a yearly basis. The Raptors might not have the cap space to accommodate VanVleet as they also have other free agents to address

Davis Bertans SF Washington Wizards
He was drafted by 42nd by the Indiana Pacers in 2011 but was signed by San Antonio in 2016. There’s a whole video on why the Spurs regret trading him but there might be little chance for him stay in the chaos in Washington. There’s a chance he might go to Dallas if they can afford him

Honorable Mention:
Marc Gasol C Toronto Raptors
Jordan Clarkson SG Utah Jazz
Dario Saric F Phoenix Suns
Demarcus Cousins C Los Angeles Lakers
Hassan Whiteside C Portland Trail Blazers
Andre Drummond C Cleveland Cavaliers

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