2022 NBA Free Agency 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

33,893,750

CraftedPM

4.24

Fair Salary

21,828,125

CraftedPM

1.96
*
WAS
|
$50,203,930

Fair Salary

21,828,125

CraftedPM

1.56
*
NYK
|
$26,000,000

Fair Salary

14,906,250

CraftedPM

1.01
*
MEM
|
$15,000,000

Fair Salary

12,870,000

CraftedPM

1.51
*
CLE
|
$6,133,333

Fair Salary

12,500,000

CraftedPM

-1.06
*
POR
|
$25,000,000

Fair Salary

10,939,500

CraftedPM

-2.96

Fair Salary

9,642,188

CraftedPM

0.88
*
WAS
|
$8,000,000

Fair Salary

9,500,000

CraftedPM

-0.32

Fair Salary

8,800,000

CraftedPM

-1.44

Fair Salary

8,415,000

CraftedPM

-0.63
*
BKN
|
$7,250,000

Fair Salary

7,150,000

CraftedPM

-1.65

Fair Salary

6,600,000

CraftedPM

-1.13
*
ATL
|
$1,968,175

Fair Salary

6,600,000

CraftedPM

-1.22
*
CLE
|
$2,463,490

Fair Salary

6,500,000

CraftedPM

-2.46

Fair Salary

6,500,000

CraftedPM

-2.3
*
LAC
|
$6,640,975

Fair Salary

6,077,500

CraftedPM

-1.62
*
CHI
|
$2,905,851

Fair Salary

4,950,000

CraftedPM

-2.68

Fair Salary

3,712,500

CraftedPM

-3.11

Fair Salary

3,712,500

CraftedPM

-2.37

Fair Salary

3,155,625

CraftedPM

-2.28

Fair Salary

3,155,625

CraftedPM

-2.49

Fair Salary

2,103,750

CraftedPM

-3.72

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: Bradley Beal's 'Fair Salary' is listed at around 22 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, 22 million/season is around the salary we would expect him to be worth over the next few years.

Sign up for our newsletter

Be the first to know about new features, upcoming releases and exclusive insights.

We care about the protection of your data.
We will never sell your information.