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

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POINT GUARDS / SHOOTING GUARDS /
POWER FORWARDS / CENTERS

Luguentz Dort / Oklahoma City (Team Option)

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One of the best guard defenders in the league who has improved his three-point shooting to the point he’s no longer a liability on offense. Solid slasher off the ball.

2021/22 stats: 17.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.9 spg, 40.4 FG%, 33.2 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $1,782,621
Career earnings: $3,456,249
Agent: Thaddeus Foucher

Robert Covington / LA Clippers

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3-and-D swingman who is better as an off-ball defender than he is guarding opponents one-on-one. A positive impact player when he’s on the floor.

2021/22 stats: 8.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.5 spg, 42.0 FG%, 37.8 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $12,975,471
Career earnings: $67,083,106
Agent: Andrew Morrison

Jae'Sean Tate / Houston (Team Option)

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Swingman who plays with a lot of energy and effort and can do some scoring.

2021/22 stats: 11.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, 0.9 spg, 49.8 FG%, 31.2 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $1,517,981
Career earnings: $2,963,678
Agent: EJ Kusnyer

Bruce Brown / Brooklyn

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Bruce Brown, Brooklyn Nets

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Center in a point guard’s body. Very energetic player who does the bulk of his damage as a scorer near the paint and who can defend multiple positions despite size-related limitations.

2021/22 stats: 9.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg, 50.6 FG%, 40.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $4,736,102
Career earnings: $8,655,279
Agent: Ty Sullivan

Cody Martin / Charlotte (Restricted)

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Energetic guard/forward who performs well in transition and can knock down open jumpers. Solid defender as well.

2021/22 stats: 7.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.2 spg, 48.2 FG%, 38.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $1,782,621
Career earnings: $4,473,912
Agent: Eric Fleisher

Caleb Martin / Miami (Restricted)

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Positive impact player who just had his best season in the NBA. Solid outside shooter, slasher and finisher in the open court.

2021/22 stats: 9.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.0 spg, 50.7 FG%, 41.3 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $844,011
Career earnings: $3,260,302
Agent: Eric Fleisher

Amir Coffey / LA Clippers (Restricted)

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Swingman who plays with good energy whose jumper remains inconsistent.

2021/22 stats: 9.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 45.3 FG%, 37.8 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $573,576
Career earnings: $1,231,986
Agent: Bill Duffy

Stanley Johnson / LA Lakers (Team Option)

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Helped his career out a ton by joining the Lakers last year. Energetic defender who really gives good effort on that end. Even played small-ball center last season.

2021/22 stats: 6.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.9 spg, 46.6 FG%, 31.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $1,368,998
Career earnings: $21,646,189
Agent: Bill Duffy

Joe Ingles / Portland

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Torn ACL at his age is usually not a great thing. We’ll see how he returns, but even prior to the injury, he was experiencing a down 2021-22.

2021/22 stats: 7.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 40.4 FG%, 34.7 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $13,036,364
Career earnings: $65,743,702
Agent: Mark Bartelstein

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