So far we have gone through the 15 best free agent point guards, shooting guards, and small forwards.

Today, here is a look at the 15 best free agent power forwards. Like stated in the past few rankings, some of these players were a part of two or more rosters during the 2018-19 season but I only mentioned their season statistics from the most recent team they had played for.

15. Mike Scott

Credit: Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports
  • Team: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Season stats: 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 27 games (three starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Scott has known as a stretch four that is a tough defender. He’ll get some looks from teams that want to add toughness to their bench lineup.

14. Jeff Green

Credit: Stephen Gosling/Getty Images
  • Team: Washington Wizards
  • Season stats: 12.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 77 games (44 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Green has played for seven teams during his 11-year career and will likely be joining his eighth team. He can still score and has the athleticism despite his age (32).

13. Markieff Morris

Credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
  • Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Season stats: 6.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 24 games (one start)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Morris is a solid scorer in his career but injuries hurt his season with both the Wizards and Thunder. He’ll look to bounce back with a new team next season.

12. JaMychal Green

Credit: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports
  • Team: Los Angeles Clippers
  • Season stats: 8.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 24 games (two starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Green is a solid scorer and defender coming off the bench. He has improved his three-point shot as his career progressed, which is good in today’s NBA. He’ll get some looks from teams looking to solidify their bench.

11. Kenneth Faried

Credit: Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports
  • Team: Houston Rockets
  • Season stats: 12.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 25 games (13 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

At one point, Faried was a double-double machine but struggled early last season when he joined the Brooklyn Nets. He had a nice career resurgence when he signed with the Rockets. An athletic big man that can score around the rim.

10. Al-Farouq Aminu

Credit: Rocky Widner/Getty Images
  • Team: Portland Trail Blazers
  • Season stats: 9.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 81 games (81 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Aminu is not known for his scoring but is a great defender. He can also play the small forward in certain lineups.

9. Taj Gibson

Credit: Zhong Zhi/Getty Images
  • Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Season stats: 10.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 70 games (57 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

He does not light up the scoreboard but is one of the better defenders in this list of best free agent power forwards. The now 11-year veteran would be a perfect fit for a team that needs leadership in their locker room.

8. Thaddeus Young

Credit: Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports
  • Team: Indiana Pacers
  • Season stats: 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 81 games (81 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Young has started for the Pacers for the past three seasons. He is a quality scorer as well as a solid defender around the rim.

7. Bobby Portis

Credit: Brad Mills/USA Today Sports
  • Team: Washington Wizards
  • Season stats: 14.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 28 games (22 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Restricted

Portis was traded from the Chicago Bulls at the trade deadline and improved his play once he joined the Wizards. His career high in points and rebounds, as well as his three-point percentages (40.3%), showed that he can be a quality bench scorer. It would not shock me that the Wizards match an offer he receives from another team.

6. Marcus Morris Sr.

Credit: Getty Images
  • Team: Boston Celtics
  • Season stats: 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 75 games (53 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Morris has bounced around with multiple teams in his career but has provided toughness on the defensive end wherever he has landed. He is also a solid scorer that can go at it in the paint and from the behind the arc.

5. Nikola Mirotić

Credit: Aaron Gash/Associated Press
  • Team: Milwaukee Bucks
  • Season stats: 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 14 games (three starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Mirotić has had a solid career as a stretch four. His three-point shooting was down a touch once he joined the Bucks during the trade deadline (35.6% in the regular season, 28.9% in the playoffs). He’ll still get plenty of looks from teams that are looking for a rotational big man.

4. Paul Millsap

Credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
  • Team: Denver Nuggets
  • Season stats: 12.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals, 70 games (65 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Team Option

One of the more underrated players in the NBA in my opinion. Millsap is a quality scorer and defender even as he heads into his 14th season. The Nuggets should try to bring him back as he was one of their better players, especially in the playoffs.

3. Kristaps Porzingis

Credit: Omar Vega/Getty Images
  • Team: Dallas Mavericks
  • Season stats: None (recovering from ACL injury)
  • Free Agent status: Restricted

A once promising star for the New York Knicks stopped all momentum when he tore his ACL in 2018. Porzingis was traded to the Mavericks this past season but did not play a single game while he was recovering. The team traded away a lot to secure him for the long haul and it is pretty much expected to re-sign with them to build around recent Rookie of the Year Luka Dončić. The question is will be able to regain his All-Star performance before the injury.

2. Tobias Harris

Credit: Getty Images
  • Team: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Season stats: 18.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 27 games (27 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Harris has bounced around with multiple teams for the past few years but had a career year splitting time between the Los Angeles Clippers and 76ers. A great scorer that can start in any lineup in either forward spots. This is perfect timing as he heads into free agency looking to stay somewhere long term.

1. Julius Randle

Credit: Getty Images
  • Team: New Orleans Pelicans
  • Season stats: 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 73 games (49 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted (declined Player Option)

Randle had a career year in his lone season for the Pelicans. He declined his player option and with the addition of Zion Williamson, he’ll likely sign with another team for the second summer in a row. Randle will get a lot of interest from teams after showing he can a great starter in the NBA.

1 Comment »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s