NBA Free Agency

Players Guide

*Photo via Stephen Dunn /Allsport, Lou Capozzola/NBAE via Getty Images

With Free Agency rapidly approaching, Crafted NBA has put together a quick reference to the upcoming free agency period. Players have been split into four groups; Guards, Wings, Forwards, and Bigs, and then ranked within these groupings. Included with each player is a Fair Salary* which can be used as a guideline for what a player is expected to be worth per season over the next 2-3 seasons. This can be used as a base of reference for judging the contracts that teams are handing out this summer.

*see below for expanded definitions and formula

Guards

Wings

Forwards

Bigs

Fair Salary

14,625,000

CraftedPM

1.48
*
TOR
|
$21,250,000

Fair Salary

12,125,000

CraftedPM

0.23
*
ATL
|
$18,000,000

Fair Salary

11,687,500

CraftedPM

0.74
*
MIA
|
$18,000,000

Fair Salary

11,000,000

CraftedPM

1.11
*
ATL
|
$5,000,000

Fair Salary

9,000,000

CraftedPM

0.81
*
UTH
|
$12,880,000

Fair Salary

9,000,000

CraftedPM

0.22

Fair Salary

9,000,000

CraftedPM

0.56
*
LAC
|
$2,331,593

Fair Salary

8,750,000

CraftedPM

-0.85
*
NYK
|
$3,325,000

Fair Salary

8,075,000

CraftedPM

-0.38
*
MIL
|
$7,000,000

Fair Salary

8,000,000

CraftedPM

-0.82

Fair Salary

7,500,000

CraftedPM

0.24
*
DAL
|
$3,150,000

Fair Salary

7,500,000

CraftedPM

0.51
*
NYK
|
$4,767,000

Fair Salary

7,125,000

CraftedPM

-0.41

Fair Salary

6,800,000

CraftedPM

-1.56
*
BOS
|
$2,564,753

Fair Salary

6,500,000

CraftedPM

-1.29
*
NYK
|
$6,000,000

Fair Salary

6,056,250

CraftedPM

-0.06
*
DAL
|

Fair Salary

6,000,000

CraftedPM

-1.5
*
GSW
|

Fair Salary

5,525,000

CraftedPM

-1.45
*
ATL
|
$7,500,000

Fair Salary

MIN

CraftedPM

-1.8

Fair Salary

MIN

CraftedPM

-1.12
*
CLE
|
$2,174,318

Fair Salary

MIN

CraftedPM

-2.37

Definitions

Fair Salary: we start with the average salary of all players of a similar CraftedPM over the past few seasons, adjusted to account for the changes in salary cap. Further adjustments were made to account for a players role, position, age, and potential upside. This is not a prediction of what a player will sign for on the market, rather this should be used as a tool for use when deciding whether a team overpaid or got a bargain. Example: Brandon Ingram's 'Fair Salary' is listed at around 16 million/season. He will almost surely get more than that and may end up proving to be worth quite a bit more,however, strictly in terms of on court value, 16 million/season is around the salary we would expect him to be worth over the next few years.

CraftedPM: Crafted Plus Minus |  ((standardizedRPM x 5) + (standardizeDLEBRON x 5) + (standardizedRaptor x 7) + standardizedBPM + standardizedMYRPM + standardizedMYLEBRON + standardizedPredator + standardizedPredator + standardizedPLEBRON + standardizedLARAPM + standardizedLA3RAPM) / 25  | An aggregate of many different plus-minus metrics including Player Impact Plus Minus, Real Plus Minus, Box Plus Minus and CARMELO. First, we convert all variables to the  same scale , then we combine them and divide by the number of variables. We then take this number and convert it to the MYRPM (Multi-Year Real Plus Minus) scale.

CraftedPeakPM:  This is an estimate of how good each player will be (CraftedPM) at their peak (age 27 season). Valid for players 25 and under only.

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