10. Bruce Brown, G
Bruce Brown was a key member of the Denver Nugget’s championship bench and he’s set up for a big payday. Brown has declined his player option of $6.8 million player, per Charania and there’s little doubt that the 6-foot-4 guard will get a pay raise whether that be with the Nuggets or elsewhere.
9. Gary Trent Jr., SG
Per ESPN, Gary Trent Jr. will be opting into his $18.5 million player to stay with the Toronto Raptors and it makes sense for the 6-foot-5 shooting. Trent Jr. jumped back and forth between being a starter and a reserve so staying with the Raptors was a good call.
8. Jordan Clarkson, G
It’s unclear if Jordan Clarkson will exercise his player, but the former Sixth Man of the Year will be wanted on the open market. However, the veteran could return to the Utah Jazz too. The 6-foot-4 guard has options going forward.
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7. Josh Hart, G/F
Josh Hart is one of the best rebounding small wings in the NBA and he was a big part of the New York Knicks success last season. He’d be an ideal player for the Philadelphia 76ers to add, but considering it’s more than likely that he will opt out of his $12.9 million to get a big payday, the 6-foot-5 wing won’t be an option for Philly.
6. Kyle Kuzma, PF
After having a career year, it’s not surprising that Kyle Kuzame is opting out of his $13 million deal, per Wojnarowski. The 6-foot-9 forward could see his new deal be at least twice as much as he got paid this past season and with the Washington Wizards opting towards a rebuild it seems more than likely he will be on a new team next year.