2016 NBA Free Agency: Top-10 Restricted Free Agents

2016 NBA Free Agency: Top-10 Restricted Free Agents

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The 2016 NBA Free Agency class has the potential to be an extremely good one. It is surely a very fortunate one as all players will benefit from a huge salary cap jump thanks to the NBA’s new television deal. With so many teams having a lot of money to spend, this summer of spending could be a furious one.

Many of the top players available are unrestricted free agents who are able to sign with whoever they want. There are, however, a number of restricted free agents for which their future is slightly more murky. Teams have the ability to match any offer on these players making it much more difficult to pry them away.

That being said, there are some very talented players in this group such as NBA rebounding leader Andre Drummond who is one of the NBA’s best young big men and a double-double machine. Someone like Harrison Barnes has a ton of potential if he were to go somewhere and take on a bigger role as he can score and defend.

There are also plenty of young guards each with their own set of skills such as Jordan Clarkson, Bradley Beal, and Matthew Dellavedova, as well as some promising big men such as Festus Ezeli, Boban Marjanovic, and Donatas Motiejunas.

So we here at Lakers Nation are giving you the top-10 restricted free agents of the 2016 NBA Free Agency class.