Player Rankings: Pre-Free Agency Top 250

Player Rankings: Pre-Free Agency Top 250

This article is part of our Player Rankings series.

With the NBA Draft behind us and free agency still a few days away, the league finds itself in a rare down period.

This brief reprieve will, of course, come to an incendiary end at precisely 6:01 PM ET on Sunday, but in the meantime we'll use this opportunity to take our first glance ahead to the 2019-20 fantasy basketball season.

Below is our (very much preliminary) top-250 heading into free agency. While plenty can, and will, change in the coming days, we didn't make any assumptions about where certain players will sign, and we'll update the rankings midway through next month after the bulk of player movement subsides.

Unsurprisingly, James Harden claims the top spot after posting one of the best offensive seasons in recent history. Fresh off of winning his first MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo comes in at No. 2, while Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry and Nikola Jokic round out the top five.

No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson checks in at No. 26 overall -- perhaps a conservative estimate based on the results of some early mock drafts. Ja Morant, the No. 2 pick, ranks 76th -- five spots ahead of the Knicks' RJ Barrett, who grabs the 81st overall ranking.

Rankings assume 8-category roto settings

1James HardenPerennial MVP candidate who holds a 38.4% usage rate over the last two seasons.
2Giannis AntetokounmpoThe reigning MVP at 24 years old. He's not even in his prime yet and will have greater rapport with Mike Budenholzer in Year 2.
3Anthony DavisLegitimate MVP candidate last year before demanding a trade. Should maintain a high usage rate on a top-heavy Lakers team.
4Stephen CurrySet to shoulder the largest offensive burden of his career following injuries to Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant.
5Nikola JokicMade the All-NBA First Team last season at 23 years old with historic passing numbers for a big man.
6Karl-Anthony TownsAveraged 27.0 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and shot 42% from three after Christmas last season
7Paul GeorgeLed the league in steals last season and took 20-plus shots per game for the first time in his career.
8Joel EmbiidIt's possible Embiid never plays more than 65 games, but he averaged 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 blocks last season
9LeBron JamesLooked like vintage LeBron -- at least on offense -- when healthy last season. Should be well-rested after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005.
10Damian LillardRan out of gas in the Western Conference Finals but emerged as the third-best guard in the NBA.
11Russell WestbrookTurnovers and waning shooting efficiency are a concern, but no one compiles counting stats like Westbrook.
12Kawhi LeonardMade a compelling case to be recognized as the best player in the world, but Leonard still lags behind his elite peers in terms of fantasy value.
13Bradley BealComing off of the best season of his career, Beal will once again be the Wizards' No. 1 option with John Wall sidelined indefinitely.
14Kyrie IrvingLocker room rifts overshadowed the best statistical season of Irving's eight-year career
15Jrue HolidayOne of only five players to average at least 20 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 1 steal per game last season
16Kemba WalkerHas missed six games over the past three years and should remain a volume scorer wherever he ends up
17Luka DoncicBefore Doncic, the last 19-year-old to win Rookie of the Year and score at least 20 points per game was Kevin Durant. Before that? LeBron.
18Pascal SiakamLast season's biggest breakout, Siakam could be set for a star role if Kawhi Leonard leaves Toronto.
19Nikola VucevicMade the All-Star team for the first time, but his role may be impacted depending on where he chooses to sign
20Andre DrummondLed the league in total rebounds for a fourth straight season. Has improved his free-throw percentage from horrible to sort-of-acceptable
21Rudy GobertNow a two-time Defensive Player of the Year. Led the league in field-goal percentage (66.9%) last season.
22Ben SimmonsStill a non-factor from three and a drag at the free throw line, but Simmons offers elite all-around counting stats.
23D'Angelo RussellComing off first All-Star appearance at age 22 and showed massive improvement.
24Devin BookerPut up nearly 27 points per game on 46.7% shooting, but Booker quietly shot a career-worst 32.6% from three last season.
25Blake GriffinDespite proving he's still an elite talent when healthy, Griffin's lengthy injury history has to be taken into account.
26Zion WilliamsonOne of the most-hyped rookies in NBA history, Williamson has the talent to be the best two-way player in the league at his peak.
27Buddy HieldBroke out in 2018-19, finishing fourth in made threes and 16th in total points scored.
28De'Aaron FoxFinished top-6 in both total assists and steals last season while becoming a more efficient shooter
29Donovan MitchellHad an underwhelming sophomore season. Will Conley's presence hurt Mitchell's usage? Could it improve Mitchell's efficiency?
30DeMar DeRozanPlayed up-to-par in his first year with the Spurs. A fringe All-Star in the Western Conference.
31Tobias HarrisHas missed two games in the past three seasons and can score 20 points per game on great efficiency.
32Kristaps PorzingisLast we saw Porzingis, he was averaging 22.7 points and 2.4 blocks per game -- but that was two seasons ago, and he'll return to a much better roster in Dallas.
33Jimmy ButlerButler's scoring took a step back last season, but he maintained his multi-category value. Where he lands in free agency will determine his ceiling.
34LaMarcus AldridgeLed the NBA in two-point attempts and has scored at least 20 points per game for a second straight season. At 34, will his age catch up with him?
35Trae YoungAveraged 22.8 points and 8.9 assists over his final 40 games as a rookie.
36Jamal MurrayAt age 21, already established as Denver's No. 2 option. Posted 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds last season.
37Chris PaulHealth and age-related decline are major concerns, but Paul's per-game numbers still match up with most elite point guards.
38Khris MiddletonFirst-time-All-Star's role figures to remain consistent with Milwaukee, or increase elsewhere.
39Myles TurnerLed the NBA in blocks last season while hitting 1.0 three per game at 38.8%. More playing time is his next hurdle.
40Mike ConleyAfter spending 12 years with Memphis, Conley is now in Utah. He should remain a high-usage player to take pressure off of Donovan Mitchell.
41Eric BledsoeMade First Team All-Defense with 1.5 steals per game. Upside is capped because he'll always be the No. 2 ball-handler behind Giannis.
42Kyle LowryAn All-Star for a fifth straight season, Lowry's scoring has been decreasing, but his assists have been increasing.
43John CollinsQuietly averaged 19.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.0 minutes as a 21-year-old.
44Deandre AytonOne of five players 20 or younger to ever average at least 16 points and 10 rebounds. Of that group, Ayton has the highest true-shooting percentage.
45Al HorfordHe's become a better passer and shooter with age, but has missed 38 games across the past three seasons.
46Lauri MarkkanenInjuries and Chicago's messy season overshadowed Markkanen's averages of 18.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 32.3 minutes.
47Draymond GreenUsage rate should increase in the wake of Durant and Thompson's injuries. If Green wins Defensive Player of the Year or makes an All-NBA team he qualifies for the supermax.
48Kevin LoveAveraging 18.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists over the past three years, but played only 141 games during that stretch.
49Clint CapelaAn integral piece of Harden's pick-and-roll threat, but he could be on the move this summer. Posted career highs in points (16.6) and rebounds (12.7) last season.
50DeMarcus CousinsHis per-36-minute numbers from last year nearly mirror 2017-18, but can he ever carry that workload again?
51Danilo Gallinari2018-19 was a comeback year, but Gallinari's health concerns can't be ignored. He's averaging 52.8 games played over the past five seasons.
52Jayson TatumCan we separate Tatum's disappointing sophomore campaign from the Celtics' drama? Either way, his role figures to increase if Irving and Horford walk.
53Zach LaVineUsage rate of 30.5% ranked 12th in the league. Averaged 23.7 points on quality efficiency, 4.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steal as a 23-year-old.
54C.J. McCollumCrossed the 20 point-per-game threshold for the fourth straight year. Could see role increase marginally with Nukic out for a chunk of the year.
55Brook LopezCompletely re-invented his game in Milwaukee; hit 2.3 threes and blocked 2.2 shots per game. Figures to play a similar role wherever he lands.
56Marc GasolWorkload decreased once traded to the Raptors. It's possible he's not a 30-minute-per-game guy anymore.
57Gordon HaywardStruggled a year after a gruesome leg injury. Can he get back to his All-Star self this time around?
58Jaren Jackson Jr.Role will increase with Memphis fully tanking. Averaged 17.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and a combined 2.9 blocks/steals when minutes in the 30s.
59Otto PorterAveraged 17.5 points in 15 games with Chicago. Porter might see a bigger role with the Bulls than he did with the Wizards.
60Robert CovingtonSeason was cut short by injury, but Covington averaged 14.5 points, 5.7 boards, 2.5 threes, 2.3 steals and 1.1 blocks in 22 games with Minnesota.
61Aaron GordonEmergence of Nikola Vucevic led to a smaller role for Gordon. While he's going to only turn 24 next year, questions about his upside are fair.
62Joe InglesHas missed four games in five years and is one of the league's deadliest three-point shooters. However, it's possible his assists production dips with the arrival of Conley
63Julius RandleRacked up 21.4 points per game on 52.4% shooting while rebounding (8.7 RPG) and passing (3.1 APG) well. His destination may determine his role.
64Montrezl HarrellA strong candidate for Most Improved Player and Sixth Man of the Year, Harrell needed only 26.6 minutes to average 16.6 points (61.5 FG%), 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 blocks.
65Brandon IngramHis health is a concern, but the soon-to-be-22-year-old may benefit from a change of scenery.
66Lou WilliamsTHE Sixth Man. However, his usage may suffer if the Clippers land big-name free agents.
67Josh RichardsonEmerged as a go-to option for Miami last season, but his efficiency suffered.
68Jonas ValanciunasPosted 19.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in 27.7 minutes across 19 games with Memphis last season. Landing spot could dramatically affect his stock
69Jeff TeaguePlayed only 42 games last season, but averaged a career-high 8.2 assists.
70Thaddeus YoungUnclear where he'll end up in free agency and if he'll continue seeing 30 minutes per game. A great source of field-goal percentage and steals from power forward.
71Malcolm BrogdonJoined the 50/40/90 club last season. However, he's missed 51 games across the past two years. Could see a bigger role if he signs elsewhere.
72Caris LeVertLooked like the best player on Brooklyn during the playoffs, averaging 21.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal in five game against Philly. The Nets' free agency moves might result in a reduced role.
73Marvin BagleyShowed stark improvement late in the year. When Bagley saw at least 30 minutes, he averaged 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and a combined 2.3 blocks/steals.
74Terry RozierDestination unclear but figures to start where he lands. Posted a solid 13.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.7 steals as a starter last year.
75Gary HarrisHas shown promise as a potential third option for the Nuggets, but Harris is averaging 64.3 games over the past four seasons.
76Ja MorantWill take over as Memphis' point guard of the future. Was a consensus All-American and averaged 24.7 points, 10.8 assists and 1.8 steals in conference play.
77Jeremy LambCharlotte's No. 2 scorer last year (15.3 PPG) by more than a five-point margin. At 26 years old and a free agent, it's possible development and/or a role change could elevate his statistics.
78Steven AdamsThe definition of a low-ceiling, high-floor starting center. Unclear if he can develop much more, but Adams is coming off two-year averages of 13.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and a combined 2.7 steals/blocks.
79Goran DragicA 33-year-old point guard in a contract year coming off a 36-game season due to injury. Range of outcomes for his season seems high, but he still figures to start for Miami.
80Lonzo BallWill be entering his third year having played just 99 games. A change of scenery could help his development. The career 43.7 free-throw percentage, and ultra-low free throw rate, is still concerning.
81RJ BarrettCould end up as a top-2 option (possibly No. 1) on the Knicks this season. Former No. 1 recruit and consensus All-American who averaged 23.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists in conference play at Duke.
82Marcus SmartMight take on more usage if Kyrie Irving leaves. Led the NBA in steal percentage last season.
83Bojan BogdanovicBroke out and averaged 18.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 2.0 assists in 31.8 minutes. No matter where he ends up, he'll be a volume three-point shooter.
84Dwight HowardA back injury resulted in a lost 2018-19 campaign. Turning 34 and in a contract year, Howard would benefit from a strong 2019-20. Two years ago, he averaged 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.
85DeAndre JordanOne of the least-talked-about free agents. Not the shot-blocker he used to be, but a top rebounder with a great field-goal percentage.
86Jaylen BrownDidn't make any improvements last season, but could be a breakout candidate if Boston can't land a high-usage free agent.
87Kelly OubreBenefited from extra opportunities in Phoenix, scoring 16.9 points per game on 13.4 shots. Will turn 24 and seems to be on the come-up.
88Kyle KuzmaWas the second-leading scorer (18.7 PPG) on the Lakers last season. Could still be as high as third next season if the Lakers strike out on a max free agent.
89Darren CollisonShould continue starting for the Pacers unless Indiana lands a point guard in free agency.
90Ricky RubioNeeds a new home after Utah traded for Conley. The change could drive Rubio's assists back up.
91Spencer DinwiddieBrooklyn's second-leading scorer last season (16.8 PPG). Should maintain a sixth-man role regardless of team make-up.
92Serge IbakaRole increased to start last season, then declined once Gasol arrived. Saw only 22.0 minutes per game in his final 16 appearances.
93Jarrett AllenWas anticipated to be a breakout player, but saw just 26.2 minutes per game. Fits the mold of a traditional shot-blocking big man.
94Dejounte MurrayDidn't play last season because of an ACL tear. As a starter in 2017-18, averaged 10.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and a combined 2.0 steals/blocks in 26.1 minutes. How will the minutes get split up between him and Derrick White?
95Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderTurning 21 with high defensive upside. Played above expectation against the Warriors in the playoffs.
96Domantas SabonisSixth Man of the Year candidate. Rumors suggest he could become the Pacers' starting power forward.
97Will BartonLimited to 43 games because of injury, and saw his role decrease once he returned. A bounce-back could be in store.
98Jerami GrantStarted 77 games and averaged nearly 33 minutes per game en route to posting career-best numbers across the board in 2018-19.
99Paul MillsapStill productive at age 34, but Millsap's usage sunk below 20% last season for the first time since 2009-10.
100Derrick FavorsRole may depend on landing spot, but Favors needed only 23.2 minutes per game last season to average 11.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists on 58.6% shooting.
101Jonathan IsaacMade progress in Year 2 but will need to become a more efficient scorer (42.9% FG) to reach his potential.
102Nikola MiroticVolume three-point shooter and underrated rebounder hits the open market this summer.
103Harrison BarnesMade a career-high 2.3 threes per game last season and scored 16.4 points, but Barnes is ultimately a role player.
104Wendell CarterReturns healthy after missing 38 games as a rookie. Carter averaged a double-double -- plus 1.9 blocks -- per 36 minutes.
105Mitchell RobinsonAs a rookie, posted the highest single-season block rate (10%) since Alonzo Mourning in 2005-06.
106Bam AdebayoSwiped the starting center job from Hassan Whiteside late in the year. Averaged 11.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals/blocks in that role.
107J.J. RedickVeteran sharpshooter turned 35 in June but is yet to show signs of decline.
108Justise WinslowOne of 17 players to average at least 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal last season.
109Terrence RossComing off a career year and should continue to be a volume three-point shooter wherever he lands.
110Zach CollinsShould see an increased role to start the year while Jusuf Nurkic recovers. A three-point shooting, shot-blocking center with room to grow.
111Danny GreenMade a career-high 2.5 threes per game in 2018-19. Should provide value as a three-and-D guy wherever he lands.
112P.J. TuckerShot less than 40% from the field but added 1.8 three-pointers, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
113Ivica ZubacNeeded only 20.2 minutes per game to put up 9.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists as a Clipper.
114Taurean PrinceSeemed primed for a breakout last year but fell short of expectations. Has a floor as a great three-point shooter with some defensive potential.
115Dennis Smith Jr.Has potential as a compiler, but arrival of R.J. Barrett could affect Smith's role.
116Larry Nance Jr.Could average a double-double if he climbs closer to 30 MPG.
117Bobby PortisHits the open market this summer as a high-usage stretch-four who shot 40.3% from three in 28 games for Washington.
118Mikal BridgesShowed three-and-D potential as a rookie but remains stuck in a crowded wing rotation.
119Victor OladipoOne of the NBA's elite guards when healthy, Oladipo may not return until January.
120Nicolas BatumOnly 30 years old, but Batum's best days as a multi-category weapon are clearly behind him.
121Reggie JacksonComing off of another up-and-down season, but at least Jackson was able to stay healthy for the first time in three years.
122Andrew WigginsCould average 20 points per game, but don't count on him to do so efficiently. 
123Tomas SatoranskyIf he returns to Washington, he'll be in line to start at point guard as long as John Wall remains out.
124Enes KanterUnclear what his market as a free agent is, but Kanter has proven to be one of the best backup centers in the league in terms of scoring and rebounding.
125Tristan ThompsonAveraged a double-double last season for the first time in his eight-year career.
126Willie Cauley-SteinThe good: he's an athletic rim-runner who rebounds. The bad: he's poor free throw shooter who doesn't block shots.
127Kent BazemoreShould maintain a sixth-man role with the Blazers, though could see his usage rate go down on a better team.
128D.J. AugustinFavorite to start at point guard for the Magic, though his role may ultimately be determined by Markelle Fultz's recovery.
129Patrick BeverleyKnown as a defensive pest but quietly shooting 39.4% from three over the last four seasons.
130Evan FournierMostly a scorer, but he posted a career-best assist rate (17.6%) in 2018-19.
131T.J. WarrenFinally developed a reliable three-point stroke (42.8%) and now enters a much better basketball situation in Indiana.
132Kevin KnoxWildly inefficient as a rookie, but still managed 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
133Collin SextonAveraged 21.3 points across his past 23 appearances, but his passing is underdeveloped and his role may be challenged by Darius Garland.
134Rudy GayTurning 33 years old and averaging 58.8 games played across the past five years. A productive player but a shell of his former self.
135Delon WrightIntriguing free agent who broke out once traded to Memphis. With the Grizzlies, averaged 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 30.8 minutes.
136Dewayne DedmonVeteran capable of playing about 25 minutes per game. Is a reliable defender and rebounder who is developing a three-point shot.
137Al-Farouq AminuRole player capable of seeing 30 minutes per night, but destined to be a low-volume contributor.
138Joe HarrisLed the NBA in three-point percentage (47.4) and should maintain a similar role regardless of Brooklyn's offseason.
139Kevin HuerterSurprisingly polished as a rookie. Made at least two threes in 40 of his 75 appearances.
140Bogdan BogdanovicWill be entering his third season at age 27. Hasn't shown much improvement outside of being a three-point threat and solid passer.
141Landry ShametFinished 11th in the NBA in three-point percentage (42.2) as a rookie and took 6.0 per game in 27.8 minutes after joining the Clippers.
142Rajon RondoPlayed on six teams in five years. Unclear if anyone will be willing to give him a starting job.
143Trevor ArizaUsage increased once he was dealt to Washington, but coming into his age 34 season as a three-and-D wing, there's not much upside.
144Dennis SchroderUsage rate dipped playing next to Westbrook and George, but Schroder plays a solid sixth-man role.
145JaVale McGeeHad a resurgent year, but it's unclear if he'll be able to find a starting job for next season.
146Hassan WhitesideLost starting job to Adebayo late last year. As a result, his stock is falling. But Whiteside being in a contract year means there's extra motivation.
147Marcus MorrisShowed proficiency as a sixth man with Boston last season and should be able to find a similar role elsewhere.
148Kyle AndersonA solid all-around player but a lack of a three-point shot and a low-usage role hurts his upside.
149Derrick WhitePlayed well as a starter with Dejounte Murray out for the year. But what will happen now that Murray is back?
150Cedi OsmanStarted 75 games for the Cavs last season and showed some upside. But between Sexton, Garland and Love, how many shots will be available?
151Dario SaricTraded mid-season and ultimately posted worse numbers than his sophomore season. He could approach 30 minutes per game in Phoenix, however.
152Jabari ParkerContinues to show offensive promise, but his poor defense makes him a massive liability.
153Tim Hardaway, Jr.High-volume shooter that provides little value in supplementary stats. Has only played 122 games across the past two seasons due to injury.
154Eric GordonRole as a high-volume three-point shooter seems cemented. However, he's failed to play 70 games in each of the past two seasons.
155Josh HartHas shown flashes that suggest he might develop into a starter someday. But it's safest to bank on him being a role player in the near future.
156Mo BambaA leg injury limited Bamba to 47 games during his relatively underwhelming rookie year. His role next season is largely dependent on Vucevic's landing spot.
157Jalen BrunsonQuality rookie season went under-the-radar. His role in the offense figures to remain small, however, due to the Mavericks' much-improved roster.
158Miles BridgesWon a starting job late in the year and averaged 9.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals in that role.
159Elfrid PaytonLimited to 42 games last season due to injury. Showed improvement as a passer, but the market for him as a starting point guard seems thin.
160Nemanja BjelicaPut together a solid age-30 season for the Kings and showed some versatility. But he remains a low-usage player.
161Fred VanVleetCapped off a career year with fantastic performances in the Finals. Finding more minutes for him might be tough -- especially if Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green return.
162Luke KennardShooting 40.3% from three through his first two NBA seasons. He could climb up the rankings if minutes are there.
163Harry GilesPlayed only 820 minutes, but his per-36-minute numbers show his potential. Now he has to carve out a role. The Kings' roster construction may determine where he fits.
164James JohnsonThe veteran dealt with injuries and a role reduction last season. Considering how deep the Heat's roster is, Johnson's upside is limited.
165Rondae Hollis-JeffersonLost nearly eight minutes per game compared to 2017-18. He's failed to develop a three-point shot, which hurts his ability to stay on the court.
166Justin HolidayHit 2.0 threes per game last season and set a career-high with 1.5 steals.
167Jordan ClarksonScoring guard who may be able to maintain a sixth-man role behind Sexton and Garland. Anything more should be considered extra.
168Cody ZellerOne of several average centers in Charlotte, Zeller is the best of the bunch when he's healthy. He's missed 102 games over the last three seasons.
169Kevon LooneyAssuming he re-signs, he's the favorite to open the season as the Warriors' starting center. Posted 7.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists when seeing at least 20 minutes last year.
170Jeff GreenHad his best scoring campaign (12.3 PPG) since 2014-15, but that is likely his ceiling for next season.
171Royce O'NealePlayed all 82 games last season and showed competency as a rotational player. His role will likely increase if Derrick Favors is let go and not replaced.
172Marvin WilliamsLow-upside, high-floor veteran with dependable scoring/rebounding/threes contributions.
173Mason PlumleeRanked fifth among centers in assist rate (19.5%) last season, while adding 6.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game.
174Thomas BryantAveraged 12.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 blocks after the All-Star break, but could take a backseat with Dwight Howard healthy.
175Brandon ClarkeVersatile, athletic forward whose defensive contributions could propel him to fantasy relevance in Year 1.
176Josh JacksonNo. 4 overall pick in 2017 was even more disappointing in Year 2 than he was as a rookie. Could be running out of chances in Phoenix.
177Jusuf NurkicGruesome leg injury in March marred an otherwise promising, breakout 2018-19 season. He'll rank much higher if he returns ahead of schedule.
178Dwight PowellProductive per-minute player, but he's failed to top 22 minutes per game in each of the last two seasons.
179Monte MorrisHad the fourth-lowest turnover percentage in the NBA last season. Played all 82 games and can co-exist next to Jamal Murray, not just be his backup.
180Kelly OlynykDecent source of threes and assists for a big man, but Olynyk is ultimately a low-upside option.
181Jahlil OkaforOpportunity level will be a concern, but last season proved he can still be productive when the workload is there.
182Kentavious Caldwell-PopeHit 1.8 threes in 24.8 minutes, though his steal value declined in the midst of a lesser workload.
183Maurice HarklessLow-usage role player who has missed 45 games across the past two seasons. Workload could be cut into by Kent Bazemore.
184E'Twaun MooreHit better than 42% of his threes for a second consecutive season, but it remains to be seen how he'll factor into a revamped Pelicans roster.
185Jae CrowderEnters a contract year in Memphis after hitting a career-best 2.2 threes per game for the Jazz last season.
186Tyler JohnsonCurrently in line to start at point guard, but Phoenix will do all it can in free agency to change that.
187Alex LenCould fall backward into starting spot if Atlanta doesn't replace DeWayne Dedmon.
188Bryn ForbesEssentially a three-point specialist with a smattering of assists.
189Taj GibsonVeteran free agent who posted 10.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 24.1 minutes last season with Minnesota.
190DeAndre' BembryAveraged nearly 24 minutes per game last season and showed flashes, but playing time may be harder to come by in 2019-20.
191Avery BradleyNearly doubled his scoring average inexplicably after being traded mid-season. Hard to gauge which Bradley we'll get next year.
192Cory JosephHas played at least 79 games every year since 2014-15 and has proven to be a passable backup point guard.
193Malik BeasleyTook a major leap, overall, in Year 3 and shot 40.2% from three. Now he'll have to prove he can maintain it.
194Josh OkogieImpressive on defense as a rookie (1.2 steals in 23.7 minutes), but Okogie needs to score more efficiently.
195Reggie BullockA volume three-point shooter who drilled 2.3 per game last season.
196Seth CurryFree-agent-to-be has the highest three-point percentage (43.9) of any active player and should be able to provide scoring off the bench.
197Patty MillsPlayed at least 80 games each of the past four years, but where will his playing time go now that Dejounte Murray and Derrick White have emerged at point guard?
198Nerlens NoelAlways among the league leaders in steals and blocks per minute, can Noel find a team to hand closer to 20 minutes per game?
199Darius GarlandNo. 5 overall pick played in only five college games, but he'll likely take over primary ball-handling duties from Collin Sexton.
200Noah VonlehA free agent this summer, Vonleh is unlikely to match the 25.3 minutes per game he found in New York last season.
201Richaun HolmesFinished top-10 in the league in block rate (5.6%) last season but averaged fewer than 17 minutes per game off the bench.
202T.J. McConnellShoots a strong percentage and adds a few assists and steals, but McConnell's upside is quite low.
203Dorian Finney-SmithHas shown enough proficiency to be a rotation player, but his struggles from three and overall low usage make him a lacking fantasy contributor.
204Davis BertansDeep-league three-point specialist.
205Kris DunnNo. 5 overall pick in 2016 averaged 6.0 assists per game last season but could be on the way out.
206Maxi KleberThree-and-D frontcourt player who figures to see a workload increase next season regardless of destination.
207JaMychal GreenRotational piece in the frontcourt. Can shoot from deep and grab rebounds.
208Wesley MatthewsVeteran free agent has made at least 2.2 three-pointers per game in each of the last seven seasons.
209Andre IguodalaWorkload has declined every season since 2008-09 and has played 70 games just twice in his six seasons with Golden State.
210Rodney HoodWon a playoff game for the Blazers last season, but has had trouble living up to his potential. He'll turn 27 next year.
211Garrett TempleHeads into free agency on somewhat of a sour note after an underwhelming finish to last season with the Clippers.
212Jarrett CulverWill compete with Andrew Wiggins and Robert Covington for wing minutes. Averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals for Texas Tech last season.
213Tyus JonesSaw a career-high 22.9 minutes per game last season and was a great source of assists and steals. Surrounding point guard talent will determine his upside.
214Coby WhiteA quick, scoring guard who might usurp Kris Dunn for the starting point guard gig in Chicago.
215Marco BelinelliHit 1.9 threes per game for a second straight season. Figures to continue to be a rotational piece for the Spurs.
216Emmanuel MudiayStill has yet to live up to his potential as a No. 7 pick. Shot over 40 percent from the field for the first time last season, but didn't pass the ball particularly well.
217Robin LopezA veteran center that's passable at all the necessary skills of the job.
218Damyean DotsonSaw nearly 30 minutes per night for the abysmal Knicks and averaged 10.7 points. His role for next year is extremely cloudy.
219Michael Porter Jr.After sitting out all of 2018-19 to recover from a back injury, Porter -- former No. 2 high school prospect -- will look to burst onto the scene with the Nuggets.
220Carmelo AnthonyHe'll find a home in free agency, but the 10-time-All-Star's best days are decidedly in the rear-view.
221Jeremy LinSaw his smallest role since his rookie campaign, and a sixth man role might be his absolute ceiling at this point.
222Ed DavisFinished in the top-20 in total rebounds (694) last season, despite playing fewer than 18 minutes per game.
223Gorgui DiengShould continue backing up Karl-Anthony Towns, I guess.
224Jakob PoeltlMostly functioned as LaMarcus Aldridge's backup, and that doesn't figure to change next season.
225Vince CarterNo matter where he signs on to finish his career, the 42-year-old won't be fantasy-relevant in most leagues.
226Evan TurnerIs he about to play backup point guard for Trae Young?
227J.R. SmithHear me out...
228Markelle FultzStill doesn't have a timetable for a return. All outcomes are on the table and equally likely.
229Gerald GreenCould have some deep-league value as a made-threes specialist if he returns to Houston.
230Darius MillerVolume three-point shooter who hit 1.9 per game last season in 25.5 minutes.
231Pat ConnaughtonKey piece off the bench for one of the league's best teams, but not a strong fantasy contributor.
232DeMarre CarrollEntering his age 33 season and continues to have problems staying healthy. Can hit threes and rebound at a solid clip.
233Malik MonkStruggled through first two NBA seasons, but has some bad team/good stats potential if Kemba Walker signs elsewhere.
234Torrey CraigStarted Denver's final 11 playoff games but is more valuable in real life than fantasy.
235Wayne EllingtonWas out of the rotation in Miami before being dealt to Detroit, where he hit 2.9 threes per game in 27.3 minutes.
236Langston GallowayHas yet to shoot over 40 percent from the field in his five-year career. Can eat minutes in the backcourt and hit some threes.
237Jake LaymanUsually productive when the minutes are there, but if he remains in Portland, they probably won't be.
238Rodions KurucsStepped in and started 46 games as a 20-year-old rookie last season.
239Norman PowellHad some big postseason moments, but Powell has been an overall disappointment since signing an extension in 2017.
240George HillWas invaluable to the Bucks during the postseason, but Hill is a better real-life player than fantasy asset.
241Kyle KorverWon't need big minutes to reach 2.0 threes per game, but the 38-year-old is a single-category specialist.
242Austin RiversHas some upside as a scorer but figures to be relegated to the bench wherever he signs.
243Jamal Crawford39-year-old finally dipped under 10 points per game last season for the first time since 2001-02.
244Rodney McGruderSolid role player but not a fantasy consideration on a deep Heat team.
245Mike ScottStretch power forward/center who hit 1.8 threes per game after being dealt to Philly.
246Boban MarjanovicA per-minute monster, but Marjanovic has yet to garner more than 11.7 minutes per contest in any season.
247Isaiah ThomasLittle reason to believe he'll be given the opportunity necessary to rehab his value.
248Quinn CookGreat three-point shooter who could garner some interest on the market after being a rotational piece for the Warriors.
249Ish SmithSolid point guard skills but is turning 31 and presumably destined to remain a backup.
250Nicolas Claxton31st overall pick in 2019 is still developing, but he has some long-term defensive-stat potential.

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