Insider: Top 30 NBA Free Agents

In what we thought may be the summer of Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Deron Williams, only Williams has become an unrestricted free agent. Paul waived that right when he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers while Howard decided to waive his Early Termination Option at the trade deadline. That leaves the class with only one true superstar in the prime of his career, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a player or two that improve your team.

  1. 1. Deron Williams, PG, Brooklyn Nets
  2. 2. Kevin Garnett, F/C, Boston Celtics**
  3. 3. Roy Hibbert, C, Indiana Pacers*
  4. 4. Steve Nash, PG, Phoenix Suns
  5. 5. Eric Gordon, G, New Orleans Hornets*
  6. 6. Tim Duncan, F/C, San Antonio Spurs
  7. 7. Ryan Anderson, PF, Orlando Magic*
  8. 8. Ersan Illysova, F, Milwaukee Bucks
  9. 9. Goran Dragic, PG, Houston Rockets*
  10. 10. Brook Lopez, C, Brooklyn Nets*
  11. 11. Nicolas Batum, F, Portland Trail Blazers
  12. 12. Lou Williams, G, Philadelphia 76ers
  13. 13. JaVale McGee, C, Denver Nuggets
  14. 14. O.J. Mayo, G, Memphis Grizzlies
  15. 15. Ray Allen, G, Boston Celtics
  16. 16. George Hill, PG, Indiana Pacers*
  17. 17. Jason Kidd, PG, Dallas Mavericks
  18. 18. Jamal Crawford, G, Portland Trail Blazers
  19. 19. Jameer Nelson, PG, Orlando Magic
  20. 20. Chauncey Billups, PG, Los Angeles Clippers
  21. 21. Jeremy Lin, PG, New York Knicks*
  22. 22. Omer Asik, C, Chicago Bulls*
  23. 23. Gerald Wallace, F, Brooklyn Nets
  24. 24. Kris Humphries, F, Brooklyn Nets
  25. 25. Brandon Bass, F, Boston Celtics
  26. 26. Michael Beasley, F, Minnesota Timberwolves
  27. 27. Jason Terry, G, Dallas Mavericks
  28. 28. Courtney Lee, G, Houston Rockets*
  29. 29. Jeff Green, F, Boston Celtics
  30. 30. Chris Kaman, C, New Orleans Hornets

**Re-signed with Celtics for 3 years, $34 million

Former Blazers All-Star guard Brandon Roy is also attempting a comeback.

Others: Aaron Brooks, Marcus Camby, Raymond Felton, Grant Hill, Spencer Hawes, Antawn Jamison, Carl Landry, Andre Miller, Steve Novak, Brandon Rush, Ramon Sessions, J.R. Smith, Nick Young

(Andrew Melnick is the Magic and NBA Insider, co-host of the ESPN 1080 Insiders Show and publisher of Howard the Dunk. The Insiders Show can be heard Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST on AM 1080 in Orlando and on You can follow Andrew on twitter here.)