2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top power forwards available right now

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POINT GUARDS / SHOOTING GUARDS /
SMALL FORWARDS / CENTERS

Miles Bridges / Charlotte (Restricted)

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Athletic freak with great size and length at the wing who has improved his skill over recent years. Can defend multiple positions thanks to quick feet and long arms.

2021/22 stats: 20.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.8 apg, 0.9 spg, 49.1 FG%, 33.1 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $5,421,493
Career earnings: $16,317,853
Agent: Rich Paul

PJ Tucker / Miami (Player Option)

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Bully of a defender thanks to his size, strength and effort. Corner three-point specialist.

2021/22 stats: 7.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.2 bpg, 48.4 FG%, 41.5 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $7,000,000
Career earnings: $57,427,354
Agent: Andre Buck

Chris Boucher / Toronto

Marty Jean-Louis/Sipa USA

Another modern shot-blocking, three-point shooting specialist out of the frontcourt with a very unique game. The question is, why hasn’t Nick Nurse, an elite head coach, trusted him with a bigger role? That could affect his free-agent value.

2021/22 stats: 9.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.6 spg, 46.4 FG%, 29.7 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $7,020,000
Career earnings: $15,642,899
Agent: Sam Permut

Otto Porter / Golden State

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Resurgent 2021-22 season really helped his free-agency case, as he once again looked like the 3-and-D swingman who can do some scoring off the dribble and out of the pick-and-roll.

2021/22 stats: 8.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.1 spg, 46.4 FG%, 37.0 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $2,389,641
Career earnings: $128,220,040
Agent: David Falk

Nicolas Batum / LA Clippers (Player Option)

Nicolas Batum, LA Clippers
Nicolas Batum, LA Clippers

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Enjoyed very solid back-to-back seasons after looking like he might not belong on this level anymore. Underrated playmaker but at his best as a spot-up shooter and small-ball power forward at this stage.

2021/22 stats: 8.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg, 46.3 FG%, 40.0 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $12,026,998
Career earnings: $168,137,820
Agent: Bouna Ndiaye

Thaddeus Young / Toronto

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Experienced forward with a tidy face-up game and a smooth lefty hook down low. Can be trusted to switch defensively.

2021/22 stats: 6.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 51.8 FG%, 35.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $14,190,000
Career earnings: $132,718,742
Agent: Jim Tanner

Kyle Anderson / Memphis

Kyle Anderson, Memphis Grizzlies
Kyle Anderson, Memphis Grizzlies

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Playmaking power forward who can play some center. Unique game in that he’s huge and slow but he can bring the ball down the floor as he possesses guard-like skills at his size.

2021/22 stats: 7.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.1 spg, 44.6 FG%, 33.0 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $9,937,150
Career earnings: $42,736,644
Agent: Thaddeus Foucher

Marvin Bagley / Detroit (Restricted)

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Showed improved flashes as a member of the Kings. Explosive finisher down low with an inconsistent jumper. Has yet to show why he was the No. 2 pick in his draft.

2021/22 stats: 11.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.4 bpg, 50.4 FG%, 23.7 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $11,312,114
Career earnings: $36,146,834
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

Carmelo Anthony / LA Lakers

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No longer the superstar of his prime, but shooting the ball from beyond the arc almost better than ever. Has extended his career by being willing to accept a more secondary role off the bench.

2021/22 stats: 13.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.8 bpg, 44.1 FG%, 37.5 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $240,843,702
Agent: Aaron Mintz

JaMychal Green / Denver (Player Option)

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Smooth jumper and face-up game for a big man, though not much of a defender.

2021/22 stats: 6.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.6 spg, 48.6 FG%, 26.6 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $8,200,000
Career earnings: $38,836,962
Agent: Mike Hodges

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