From Giannis to LeBron: Ranking the 2021 NBA Free Agent Class

NBA Free Agency simply doesn't stop and with the 2021 class looking loaded, the Complex Sports team decided to rank every player that will be available.

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This year's NBA Free Agency madness is just coming to an end, but that's not stoping fans from dreaming about super teams of the future. And despite Adam Silver's recent suggestion that the league might need to do something to change the current free agent process, speculation about the loaded 2021 class has already begun.

The conversations about the 2021 NBA free agent class were already underway because Giannis will be a free agent that summer and will still only be entering his prime. But after yesterday when details of Kawhi Leonard's contract leaked, the discussion turned up real quick. As of now, we could see Giannis, Kawhi, Paul George, Bradley Beal, CJ McCollum, Rudy Gobert, Victor Oladipo, Blake Griffin, Mike Conley, and Jrue Holiday all become free agents. Oh, and also potentially a guy named LeBron James.


2021 FA Class as of today

Giannis Antetokounmpo
LeBron James
Kawhi Leonard
Paul George
Blake Griffin
Bradley Beal
CJ McCollum
Rudy Gobert
Victor Oladipo
Mike Conley
Lamarcus Aldridge
Jrue Holiday

— Ralph Mason (@Ralph_MasonJr) July 10, 2019

That's insane and possibly the biggest free agency class we may ever see. The news of Kawhi Leonard taking essentially a two-year deal with the Clippers wasn't fully shocking, but certainly puts them on the clock to win immediatly with him and Paul George. Who knows what the state of the NBA will look like in two years, but with the quickness in which things change in the league, we could be due for another huge shakeup in just two years. 

Will Giannis leave the Bucks? Will LeBron actually leave the Lakers? Could Kawhi bounce to the Lakers from the Clippers? Will the Knicks finally do something? There's already so many potential storylines and we're nowhere near 2021 free agency. This is the way the league works now, and with that in mind, the Complex Sports team gave a quick ranking to all the potential FAs for the 2021 class because, why not? Not like there's any basketball on. We need to fill the void. 

12. LaMarcus Aldridge

lamarcus aldridge

11. Mike Conley

Mike Conley practices his shot.

10. LeBron James

LeBron James

9. Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

8. Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday Pelicans Pistons 2018

7. CJ McCollum

C.J. McCollum on the court.

6. Rudy Gobert

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5. Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo

4. Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal waits for the next person to test him, so he can apply another chokehold.

3. Paul George

Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder

2. Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo


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