Honorable Mention – Player Option Players and Restricted Free Agents
There are a lot of players who would make this list who have player options. I am going to ignore them on the list because I am focusing on players with a good chance of leaving, and many of these player option players are highly likely to take the player option and stay with their team. These players include, Brook Lopez, Al Jefferson, Gerald Henderson, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Roy Hibbert, David West, Jeff Green, Luol Deng, Dwyane Wade, Eric Gordon, Arron Afflalo, and Paul Pierce.
Then there are the restricted free agents who not only can get more money for longer from their current team, but also can match any other team’s offer to keep the player. Restricted free agents are almost impossible to snag away from their current teams. Some of these players include Jimmy Butler, Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert, Reggie Jackson, Patrick Beverly, Khris Middleton, Enes Kanter, Tobias Harris, Brandon Knight, and Kawhi Leonard.