There is a lot of hype surrounding NBA free agency – and for good reason. Some of the best players in the league are available. Players so good that the right acquisitions can turn a struggling franchise into an instant winner.

While many of the big names who hit the market are expected to resign with their current teams, there is still a great deal of talent expected to change uniforms in the upcoming weeks.

Here is my list of the best free agents available in 2015.

H.M. Rajon Rondo, unrestricted

After a great start to the season with the Celtics, Rondo was traded to the Mavericks, but wasn’t a good fit. He played 46 games and averaged 9.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting from the floor, including 35.2 percent from 3-point land. He added 6.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 28.7 minutes.

H.M. Corey Brewer, unrestricted

Brewer isn’t a great outside shooter, but does so many things to help his teams win that it’s hard to keep him off the floor. In 2014-15, he played 80 games for Houston and Minnesota and averaged 11.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 26.1 minutes.

H.M. Arron Afflalo, unrestricted

Afflalo is a solid scorer who can get to the rim or knockdown the outside jumper. In 2014-15, he played 78 games for the Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers and averaged 13.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 32.1 minutes.

H.M. Josh Smith, unrestricted

After a difficult stretch with the Detroit Pistons, Smith proved he could still be a huge piece to a contender. He played 55 games for the Rockets and averaged 12 points on 43.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.2 blocks in 25.5 minutes.

H.M. Robin Lopez, unrestricted

Lopez is the perfect fit playing next to a scoring power forward because he is good on the glass and a solid rim protector. In 2014-15, he played 59 games and averaged 9.6 points on 53.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 27.8 minutes.

H.M. J.R. Smith, unrestricted

Smith was great fit playing next to LeBron James because of his 3-point touch. He played 46 games and averaged 12.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting from the floor, including 39 percent from beyond the arc. He added 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 31.8 minutes.

H.M. Enes Kanter, restricted

Kanter found new life after he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder and showed that he could be a big time scorer. In 26 games, he averaged 18.7 points on 56.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 11 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 31.1 minutes.

H.M. Reggie Jackson, restricted

Jackson proved that he could run a team during his short stint with the Pistons after he was traded at the deadline. He averaged 17.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting from the floor, including 33.7 percent from 3-point range. He added 9.2 assists and 4.7 rebounds in 32.2 minutes.

H.M. David West, unrestricted

West is nearing the end of his NBA career, but still has the skill set to be a very valuable piece on a playoff team. In 2014-15, he played 66 games and averaged 11.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 28.7 minutes.

H.M. Paul Pierce, unrestricted

Although he averaged a career low in scoring during his one year in Washington, Pierce still showed that he could knock down big shots. He played 73 games and averaged 11.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. He added 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 26.2 minutes.

25. Thaddeus Young, unrestricted

Young is a solid all-around player who showed he could knock down the outside shot during his short time with the Brooklyn Nets. In 2014-15, he played 76 games and averaged 14.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 32 minutes.

24. Lou Williams, unrestricted

Williams was the perfect fit coming off the bench for the Raptors and it translated into the sixth man of the year award. He averaged a career-high 15.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting from the floor, including 34 percent shooting. He added 2.1 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 25.2 minutes.

23. Monta Ellis, unrestricted

Ellis showed that he can be a very capable scorer during his two seasons with the Mavericks. In 2014-15, he played 80 games and averaged 18.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added4.1 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 33.7 minutes.

22. Tristan Thompson, restricted

While he doesn’t have a very polished offensive game, Thompson is a dominant rebounder. In 2014-15, he played 82 games and averaged 8.5 points on 54.7 percent shooting from the floor. He added 8.0 rebounds, including 3.3 on the offensive end.

21. Wesley Matthews, unrestricted

Matthews would be much higher on the list if not for season ending injury. He is a solid defender and a terrific 3-point shooter. In 2014-15, he played 60 games and averaged 15.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting from the floor, including38.9 percent from 3-point land. He added 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 33.7 minutes.

20. Khris Middleton, restricted

Middleton is a great floor spacer with his ability to shoot the ball. In 2014-15 he played 79 games and averaged a career-high 13.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 40.7 percent from beyond the arc. He added 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 30.1 minutes.

19. DeMarre Carroll, unrestricted

Carroll had a breakout season during his second season with the Hawks. He is a great defender with an expanding offensive game. In 2014-15, he played 70 games and averaged 12.6 points on 48.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 39.5 percent from 3-point range. He added 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 31.3 minutes.

18. Danny Green, unrestricted

Green is one of the top 3-and-D players in the game. He can stretch the floor with his outside touch and is a very solid perimeter defender. In 2014-15, he played in 81 games and averaged 11.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting from the floor, including 41.8 percent from distance. He added 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks in 28.5 minutes.

17. Tobias Harris, restricted

While the Magic struggled to get wins with a very young roster, Harris proved he could be a very productive all-around player. In 2014-15, he played 68 games and averaged 17.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting from the floor, including 36.4 percent from 3-point land. He added 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 34.8 minutes.

16. Brandon Knight, restricted

Knight was in the middle of one of his best years when he got moved to the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline. While his success in Phoenix was limited, he is still one of the best young guards in the league. In 2014-15, he played 63 games and averaged 17 points on 42.2 percent shooting from the floor, including a carer-high38.9 percent from beyond the arc. He added 5.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 63 games.

15. Tyson Chandler, unrestricted

Chandler showed that he has a lot left in the tank in his return to the Dallas Mavericks. He had a big year on both ends of the floor as he helped the Mavericks to the playoffs. He played 75 games and averaged 10.3 points on 66.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 11.5 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 assists in 30.5 minutes.

14. Brook Lopez, unrestricted

Even though he has been limited by injuries, Lopez is still a very solid scorer. In 2014-15, he played 72 games and averaged 17.2 points on 51.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 7.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 29.2 minutes.

13. Greg Monroe, unrestricted

Monroe had been a very steady contributor during his time in Detroit. He can score in the post, rebound at a high level and is a solid passer. In 2014-15, he played in 69 games and averaged 15.9 points on 49.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 10.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 31 minutes.

12. Goran Dragic, unrestricted

Dragic is one of the best shooting point guards in the league and also a solid distributor. In 2014-15, he played 78 games for the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat and averaged 16.3 points on 50.1 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 33.8 minutes.

11. Dwyane Wade, unrestricted

Although Wade has missed plenty of games over the ast few years, he is still very productive when he is on the floor. In 2014-15, he made his 11th consecutive all-star game after he averaged 21.5 points on 47 percent shooting from the field. He added 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 31.8 minutes.

10. Paul Millsap, unrestricted

The move to the Atlanta Hawks was exactly what Millsap needed to flourish. He made two straight all-star games in his two years with the Hawks and earned a huge payday in the process. In 2014-15, he played in 73 games and averaged 16.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting, including 35.6 percent from 3-point land. He added 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.7 minutes.

9. Draymond Green, restricted

All it took was more minutes to show what Green could do on the floor. He had a breakout year and was a key piece to the Warriors run to the championship. He averaged 11.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting from the floor, including 33.7 percent from distance. He added 8.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocks in 31.5 minutes.

8. DeAndre Jordan, unrestricted

Jordan is a game changer because of his ability to protect the rim, dominate the glass and finish in the paint. In 2014-15, he started all 82 games and averaged a career-high 11.5 points on a league-leading 71 percent shooting from the floor. He added 15 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.0 steals in 34.4 minutes.

7. Tim Duncan, unrestricted

Duncan is past his prime, but can still produce at a very high level on both ends of the floor. In 2014-15, he made his 15th all-star game after played 77 games and averaged 13.9 points on 51.2 percent shooting from the field. He added 9.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in 28.9 minutes.

6. Kevin Love, unrestricted

His numbers took a huge dip during his first season with the Cavaliers, but Love still has the game to be an elite rebounder and scorer. In 2014-15, he played in 75 games and averaged 16.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting from the floor, including 36.7 percent from 3-point range. He added 9.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 33.8 minutes.

5. Kawhi Leonard, restricted

Leonard had his best the best season of his young career even though the Spurs faltered in the playoffs. He won defensive player of the year while improving his offensive production. He played 64 games and averaged 16.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting from the floor, including 34.9 percent from 3-point land. He added 7.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.3 steals in 31.8 minutes.

4. Jimmy Butler, restricted

Butler went from a very solid contributor into one of the games elite two-way players in 2014-15. He is a lockdown defender and a great scorer. He made his first all-star game in 2014-15 after he played 65 games and averaged 20 points on 46.2 percent shooting from the floor, including 37.8 percent from beyond the arc. He added 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals in 38.7 minutes.

3. Marc Gasol, unrestricted

Gasol is one of the best two-way big men in the game. He is a presence on the defensive end of the floor as well as good scorer and a solid passer. In 2014-15, he played 81 games and averaged a career-high 17.4 points on 49.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 blocks in 33.2 minutes.

2. LaMarcus Aldridge, unrestricted

Aldridge might be the best player that finds a new team this summer. He is one of the best low post scorers in the game and a very solid rebounder. The four-time all-star played 71 games in 2014-15 and averaged 23.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 10.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 blocks in 35.4 minutes.

1. LeBron James, unrestricted

Even though he couldn’t lead the Cavaliers to the NBA title, James is the best player in the world today. In his first year back in Cleveland, he played 69 games and averaged 25.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting from the floor, including 35.4 percent from 3-point range. He added 7.4 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 36.1 minutes.

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