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2012 Free Agent Centers


Superman. And beyond. Not only is Dwight Howard on the market (and virtually guaranteed to not wear Silver and Black next season), but there are an unusually high number of quality big men to be plucked from the vine of free agency. I list them after the jump...

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Roy Hibbert...via nuggetsknicksanddimes.com


Here's the list...in no particular order...courtesy of hoopsworld.com:

  1. Center
    (name, team – 2011-12 salary – status)
  2. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic – $18.1 million – Early Termination Option ($19.5 million)

  3. Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers – $2.6 million – Restricted ($3.7 million Qualifying Offer)

  4. Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers – $14.9 million – Team Option ($16.1 million)

  5. Brook Lopez, New Jersey Nets – $3.1 million – Restricted ($4.2 million Qualifying Offer)

  6. Chris Kaman, New Orleans Hornets – $12.7 million – Unrestricted

  7. Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons – $3.0 million – Team Option ($3.2 million)

  8. JaVale McGee, Washington Wizards – $2.5 million – Restricted ($3.5 million Qualifying Offer)

  9. Marcus Camby, Portland Trail Blazers – $12.9 million – Unrestricted

  10. Robin Lopez, Phoenix Suns – $2.8 million – Restricted ($4.0 million Qualifying Offer)

  11. Jermaine O’Neal, Boston Celtics – $6.2 million – Unrestricted

  12. Nazr Mohammed, Oklahoma City Thunder – $3.8 million – Unrestricted

  13. Omer Asik, Chicago Bulls – $1.9 million – Unrestricted*

  14. Semih Erden, Cleveland Cavaliers – $0.8 million – Unrestricted*

  15. Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons – $2.2 million – Unrestricted

  16. Mehmet Okur, New Jersey Nets – $10.9 million – Unrestricted

  17. Daniel Orton, Orlando Magic – $1.1 million – Team Option ($1.2 million)

  18. Solomon Alabi, Toronto Raptors – $0.8 million – Team Option ($0.9 million)

  19. Hasheem Thabeet, Houston Rockets – $5.1 million – Team Option ($6.5 million)

  20. Kosta Koufos, Denver Nuggets – $2.2 million – Restricted ($3.2 million Qualifying Offer)

  21. DeSagana Diop, Charlotte Bobcats – $6.9 million – Player Option ($7.4 million)

  22. Ryan Hollins, Cleveland Cavaliers – $2.5 million – Unrestricted

Let the debate begin...

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