Ranking the best free agents in the NBA, including some who could fit in Utah

Published: Monday, June 30 2014 10:50 a.m. MDT

The NBA draft is in the rearview mirror, but the fun is just beginning for basketball fans because free-agency is just days away. This year's crop of free agents is as strong as it has been in a long time, thanks in large part to a few stars who used their early termination options on their contracts. In fact, this free-agent class has so much talent at the top that where they sign could change the complexion of the NBA for the next five years or longer.

With free agency beginning Tuesday, here is a look at the top available free agents, including a handful of players who would fit in well with the Jazz.

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Utah Man Sir am I
Spanish Fork, UT

I would love to see Marcin Gortat in a Jazz uniform.

H8 Red
Centerville, UT

What no Jimmer? ha ha. He's not in the top 27 but I think he could be a valuable asset to a team that needs a shooter to spread the floor.

Heidi T.
Farmington, UT

I would love to see Jimmer with the Jazz and, yes, he would be an asset shooter.

Orange County, CA

On getting LeBron James:

ESPN reported that LeBron wants a max contract and Utah is one of seven teams with the money to give it to him.

"So you're telling me there's a chance?"

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I think Jimmer will have a choice between Europe and the NBA. In Europe he's likely to make more money, play more minutes, and be more appreciated than the NBA. He can still play a role on a team like Chicago and maybe win some games for the Bulls. Don't expect major minutes however. It would be interesting to see which way he goes.

Sturgis, MS

There are a lot of good players on this list. I would not want the fellow that did the ranking to buy cows, hogs or horses for me. As for that basketball players either.

Jazz need to sign Hayward, add a veteran big that can play and start practice.

Centerville, UT

Jimmer's not going back to Chicago, he saw what that was about and it wasn't minutes. He needs to find a team that will give him minutes.

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