The NBA free agency class of 2021 is a rather weak one.
As a result of this, there will be many teams more than eager to spend more money on certain players than they should.
This will lead to a handful of players being wildly overpaid even with the salary cap likely taking a slight dip.
3. Lonzo Ball
Ball will likely be on the move this offseason.
With Ball coming into his own, a change of scenery may be essential for him to reach his peak.
It has been reported that Ball will be asking for an enormous contract this summer.
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The Pelicans will be reluctant to give him anywhere near the amount that he is asking.
Ingram and Williamson will be needing max or near max extensions soon.
Ball has not yet proven himself as a player worth giving a near max extension to be a third option.
However, there will be a big market for Ball in free agency.
He is a young point guard that has the potential to be one of the best facilitators in the league.
Along with this, his jump shot, which was previously the weakest part of his game has greatly improved.
Combining this with the elite perimeter defense he plays, Ball is becoming a complete player that could really break through if he is given a bigger role on a team.
Some teams that would give Ball this role and have shown previous interest in him are the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks.
2. John Collins
Collins is another young player that is still too unproven to bring in the amount of money they are asking for and likely will receive.
He is having his worst season since his rookie year.
However, this is the least involved in the Atlanta offense that Collins has ever been.
His field goals attempted per game are the lowest since his rookie year.
It has been rumored that Collins is very unhappy about his role in Atlanta and wants out.
This led to his name being floated around during the trade deadline.
While he is a restricted free agent, if he wants to leave the Hawks, they will likely let him walk or make him a part of a sign and trade.
Collins is objectivley the best power forward in this free agency class.
As a result of this, teams will be more than willing to give him everything he asks for, which is a lot.
"John Collins ranks as the No. 1 power forward in free agency, and teams like Dallas, Miami and New York are well positioned to sign him to an offer sheet starting at $28 million for the first season."
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— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 25, 2021
There is a market for Collins at this value, it will be up to him to prove his worth once he signs on the dotted line.
1. Duncan Robinson
Robinson broke onto the scene during the bubble in the 2019-2020 season.
He turned heads throughout the Miami Heat’s run to an NBA Finals appearance.
Robinson was a lights out shooter through last season.
He finished the year shooting 44.6% from three in the regular season.
As expected, his percentages while still insanely high, came a little bit back to Earth.
His three point percentage currently sits at 40.4% in the 2020-2021 season.
Outside of his shooting, Robinson does not bring much to the Heat.
He is a quality young starter, however, he will likely be offered a contract around $20 million per year.
If he finds himself in a shooting slump, whoever signs him to a big contract may end up regretting their decision for years to come.NEXT: 3 NBA Players Who Could Be Future MVP's