15. Talen Horten-Tucker, G
The Jazz might have a diamond in the rough with Talen Horten-Tucker who they acquired from the Lakers last offseason. Tucker didn’t impress that much coming off the bench but as a starter, he averaged 18.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.9 assists. His player option is for $11 million but it’s unclear what the 6-foot-4 guard will do with his option at this point per Chad Jenson of Sports Illustrated.
14. Victor Oladipo, SG
With tearing his patella tendon during the playoffs, it’s all but assured that Victor Oladipo will exercise his play option and return to the Miami Heat. The former All-Star had become a reliable sixth man in Miami and even if this injury didn’t happen, it’s unlikely that the Philadelphia 76ers would have been able to sign him.
13. Jevon Carter, PG
The Milwaukee Bucks had Jevon Carter on a steal-of-a-deal this past season and the 6-foot-1 point guard established himself as one of the best 3-and-D point guards in the NBA. Even if Carter does leave the Bucks, he will probably be out of the 76ers’ price range.
12. Andre Drummond, C
It’s a smart move for former Philadelphia 76ers backup center Andre Drummond to plan to exercise his player option, according to an interview he did with I AM ATHLETE Podcast. There’s a chance that starting center Nikola Vucevic doesn’t return in free agency. If he doesn’t Drummond can become a starter again and for the two-time all-star who stands at 6-foot-10, that be a great turn of events for his career.
11. Donte DiVincenzo, SG
There’s a real chance that the Golden State Warriors can’t retain Donte DiVincenzo this offseason. He had a very good season for the franchise and could get paid more elsewhere. The 6-foot-4 guard will gain plenty of attention in the free-agent market if he declines his option.