NBA Free Agency 2016: Rumors and Predictions for Available Frontcourt Players

June 29th, 2016 by Andrew Gould Leave a reply »

The NBA opens the free-agency floodgates on Friday when teams will promptly utilize an enhanced salary cap.

As noted by's Brian Windhorst, the league's cap will soar from $70 million to $94 million. Suddenly, far fewer teams are hampered by a lack of financial resources, which should create chaos on the open market.

There's plenty of cash to go around, and only one franchise will land this summer's ultimate prize, Kevin Durant. While the star forward has teams lining up merely for a meeting, there's plenty of other talented players in line to reap the rewards of the NBA's money uptick.

The rumor mill is often a deceiving place onlookers should not fully trust. In this case, however, three big men are linked to teams which make perfect sense for them. It wouldn't be surprising to see these tidbits come to fruition.


Hassan Whiteside

Free agency's biggest enigma, Hassan Whiteside will receive a massive payday despite his warts. The 27-year-old is coming off a season in which he averaged 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game for the Miami Heat.

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