OTG's Top 5 Restricted Free Agents
Updated: Nov 17
5. Jakob Poeltl - C
5.6 PPG 5.7 RPG 1.8 APG 1.4 Blks - 62/0/46
61.2 TS% 4.0 WS 2.5 BPM
Poetl had an underrated season for the Spurs. He’s proven himself to be a more than serviceable starter with acumen on both ends of the floor. It’s always a crapshoot as to what contract centres will receive in the modern market and Poetl’s situation is no different.
4. Dario Saric - PF
10.7 PPG 6.2 RPG 1.9 APG - 47/35/84
59.2 TS% 3.6 WS -0.4 BPM
Dario Saric has had an interesting start to his NBA career. Saric early on looked like he was set to be a big part of the Philadelphia 76ers then after some struggles was shipped off to Minnesota where he never really found his groove. However, Saric did look like the promising young forward once again with the Phoenix Suns. Saric is a well-rounded scorer who is decent on the boards, his one weakness is his defense.
3. Malik Beasley - SG
11.2 PPG 2.7 RPG 1.4 APG - 42/38/81
54.6 TS% 1.2 WS -2.1 BPM
Beasley was super upon his arrival in Minnesota, solidifying himself as a starter for the Timberwolves. With the front office giving up a decent package for him in the first place, you’d expect them to do everything in their power to retain the promising guard. It will be fascinating to see what contract he receives, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him garner anywhere from the mid-level exception, all the way up to the $15-16 million range. However, his recent off-court issues will likely see that number drop dramatically and his future in Minnesota and the NBA is on shakier ground.
2. Bogdan Bogdanovic - SG
15.1 PPG 3.4 RPG 3.4 APG 1.0 Stls - 44/37/74
56.5 TS% 3.1 WS 0.6 BPM
Bogdan Bogdanovic at points of this season looked like he was on the way out of Sacramento. Then after some high-level play along with the deteriorating relationship between Luke Walton and Buddy Hield. Bogdanovic might be staying with the Kings long-term but either way he's caught the attention of many teams. Bogdanovic provides decent off the bench playmaking while being able to score in a variety of ways efficiently. Bogdanovic's biggest improvement this season was the fact he shot 37 percent on over seven three-pointers attempted a game. Something a lot of teams are looking for from their guards. Bogdanovic's future with the Kings is tied to that of Buddy Hield but make no mist
1. Brandon Ingram - SF/PF
23.8 PPG 6.1 RPG 4.2 APG 1.0 Stls - 46/39/85
58.7 TS% 5.1 WS 2.1 BPM
The big question for New Orleans is do they offer Brandon Ingram the full five-year max? He was an All-Star this season and while his defense remained questionable, his offensive impact was marked. While there are questions surrounding Ingram’s fit alongside Zion Williamson, are David Griffin and co. willing to risk upsetting the forward by low-balling the budding forward?