The best 5 forwards to sign in free agency

On July 1 the transfer market opens to negotiate with the players who finish contract. These are the best options at the forward position.


1. Kawhi Leonard

The jewel in the crown. After being the protagonist of the greatest history of the season and winning the second ring of his career (the first for the Raptors) he has become a hero in Toronto. However, his future is a mystery. Everything seemed to indicate that his relationship with the Canadian franchise, with which he did not want to play after his arrival in 2018, had improved substantially, but the star rejected his player option of 21.3 million dollars and will be a free agent from 1 July. It is not ruled out that he signs a new contract with the Raptors, but the city of Los Angeles, where the forward is natural, has sounded very strong. First it was the Clippers, but the Lakers, who have achieved salary space to sign with another star could also get their services. Chris Haynes has reported that Kawhi will meet the Angelenos when the transfer market begins. Will you join LeBron and Anthony Davis? " If you go to another team, we will kick your ass" said VanVleet after the Finals. Right now it's a mystery, but in Canada they already see with concern what the man who has fulfilled the dream of a city and a franchise like the Raptors can do.

2. Kevin Durant

The other great piece in this position and one of the biggest doubts of the next transfer market. Not because of the team he's going to land on (that too), but because of how he's going to come back from his injury. what has happened with Durant is well known. He was injured in the series against the Rockets, but forced to return in the fifth game of the Toronto Finals ... and injured the Achilles tendon. One of the most terrible injuries that has been in the history of the sport that will leave between nine months and a year off. The players who have had it (almost) have never been the same again. This raised doubts about the chances of his suitors bidding as strong for the eaves that before his injury, but the star played it and rejected his player option of $ 31 million (which would have allowed him to recover in Golden State and make sure one more year of contract) to look for a maximum contract in the market. Knicks and Nets have not been pushed back by the tendon and will push hard for him, while the Warriors can also sign the MVP of their last two rings ... although they also have to renew Klay Thompson. We will see where he ends up playing the next season and what level he returns to have been one of the best players of the last decade.

3. Tobias Harris

He arrived at the Sixers mid-season after becoming a revelation in the Clippers. In Philadelphia they played with his signing and they knew it. Like Butler, he will be a free agent on July 1, and although the board has already assured that they will do everything possible to keep both players in the squad, the key to The Process are Embiid and Simmons, who will remain safe in the team next campaign. The team coached by Brett Brown stayed in the semifinals of the Conference thanks to a winning shot of Kawhi in the seventh game. In the final phase was where more doubts awakened Tobias, that although he adapted well to the squad during the regular season, he lowered his numbers in the playoffs. There are no clues about his future, although he will look for the maximum in the transfer market. It is an all-rounder that contributes in all facets of the game and that can fit any scheme.

4. Khris Middleton

All Star Season for the Bucks player, who is entering the maturity of his career and who will not lack suitors in free agency. Good shooter and great defender, has been key in Mike Budenholzer's scheme and has helped his team reach the Eastern finals. Of course, there was not a great final phase, where he dropped his numbers in the regular season, especially in the series against the Raptors, where he stayed at less than 14 points per game for the 18 he had averaged in regular season. Milwaukee could offer you the maximum. With 27 years old he has a lot of room for improvement, and with Anteto assured, they have to sign players of the future that will allow them to carry out the project. Remember that it is not a very large market. This could make the management make an effort for the forward, who has been one of the key pieces of the team in recent years.

5. Bojan Bogdanovic

The Bosnian has been one of the revelations of the season and has gone to the 18 points per game in the regular season, becoming the benchmark of the attack of the Pacers after the injury of Víctor Oladipo. He is a versatile player and a very good shooter (almost 43% in triples) who can help the franchise in the coming years. He is 30 years old and in the best moment of his career. Everything indicates that in Indiana they will try to get back their servicesalthough the Spurs have also shown interest and would be willing to transfer to DeRozan to free up salary space and take over the eaves.

Other options

Trevor Ariza (free agent)

Al Farouq Aminu (free agent)

Luc Mbah a Moute (free agent) )

Rudy Gay (free agent)

Thaddeus Young (free agent)

Jabari Parker (free agent)



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