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Top 2020 NBA free agents include Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond and Davis Bertans

Top 2020 NBA free agents include Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond and Davis Bertans

Here is a look at the top-10 NBA free agents who could be available when the offseason takes place this fall...

1. Anthony Davis, Lakers
(player option)

We'll see if he actually becomes available, as he has a good thing going right now in L.A. But if he does opt out and not receive an extension from the Lakers, Davis will be one of the biggest prizes in NBA free agency history. He is a future Hall of Famer at his peak powers and is just 27 years old. Depending on where he went, it could change the landscape of the league.

2. Brandon Ingram, Pelicans
(restricted)

Ingram is even less likely to hit the open market. As a restricted free agent, the Pelicans can match any offer and why wouldn't they? He is only 22 and this season became an All-Star for the first time. Ingram could turn into an All-NBA player very soon.

3. Danilo Gallinari, Thunder
(unrestricted)

Gallinari turns 32 in August, but will be coming off a strong season when he hits free agency, possibly as the best unrestricted option out there. He is the second-leading scorer on a good Thunder team, and he shoots over 40 percent from three. In a normal revenue year for the league, he might even get overpaid due to the overall thin market. But either way, he will get a lot of interest.

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4. Andre Drummond, Cavs
(player option)

It sounds like Drummond may exercise his player option to stay in Cleveland next season. But if he opts out, he will have plenty of suitors. He turns 27 in August, is one of the best rebounders in the game and can anchor a solid defense. He just plays a style of game that won't interest every team.

5. DeMar DeRozan, Spurs
(player option)

If DeRozan decides to opt out and hit the open market, he will be a good option for teams looking for a veteran wing scorer. He's not making All-Star teams anymore, but he's still averaging 20-plus per game and he is still only 30. His ideal fit would be with a team that has loads of three-point shooting, so his biggest weakness could be less of a concern.

6. Gordon Hayward, Celtics
(player option)

Hayward wasn't fully himself last year, but this season has returned to the form he had before his 2017 leg injury. He is shooting more efficiently and grabbing more rebounds than ever, and he's contributing to a good team. But it seems like bad timing for any team hoping he will bolt, right when things are starting to go to plan for him in Boston.

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7. Fred VanVleet, Raptors
(unrestricted)

Long one of the most underrated players in the NBA, VanVleet is getting set to cash in. If he leaves, he will likely get big money as a starter. But the Raptors would probably be smart to keep him, no matter the cost, with Kyle Lowry one year away from coming off the books.

8. Montrezl Harrell, Clippers
(unrestricted

Harrell is only 26 and continues to get better. He is a reliable rebounder and, now, one of the top scorers on one of the league's best teams. He has a chance to improve his stock significantly with a big performance in the playoffs.

9. Serge Ibaka, Raptors
(unrestricted)

Ibaka will turn 31 right before free agency, but will enter the market coming off a strong statistical season. He doesn't block shots nearly as often as he used to, but he shoots nearly 40 percent from three. He also still provides enough rim protection to represent an upgrade for several teams in need of it.

10. Davis Bertans, Wizards
(unrestricted)

Bertans has emerged as one of the best shooters in the NBA in an era where shooting his highly sought after. He is unrestricted, but the Wizards consider re-signing him their No. 1 offseason priority. He will likely get a lot of interest if what happened before the trade deadline is any indication.

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With Zion Williamson next, a look at NBA phenoms' first games against the Wizards

With Zion Williamson next, a look at NBA phenoms' first games against the Wizards

The Wizards are expected to get their first look at No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson on Friday night as they battle the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. This should be their first glimpse of the phenom in any type of game, though they were supposed to see him last summer in Las Vegas, if you recall. Williamson hurt his knee in a previous Summer League game that was famously cancelled due to an earthquake.

There was anticipation then and there is plenty of it now, as Williamson has since become a sensation in the NBA. Though he has only played in 23 games, he has already done some extraordinary things. Williamson is averaging 22.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in just 27.9 minutes.

Against the Kings on Thursday night, Williams had 24 points on 12 shots in 21 minutes. His efficiency is not the type of stuff you see often, especially for a rookie.

And those are just the numbers. Anyone who has watched him play can attest to the unusual athletic gifts that he has.

"Explosive. Just dynamic," Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said. "His athleticism is off the charts. His second jump is as good as everybody's first jump. He's a quick jumper. He's going to be a problem. He's going to be a problem for a lot of years. It's impressive what he's done in the limited minutes that he's played here."

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Williamson may be one of a kind with his strength, first step and leaping ability, but he's just the latest in a long line of star prospects to reach the NBA level. As he gets set to face the Wizards, here is a look at how some other rookie phenoms have fared in their first games against the franchise...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (MIL) - Nov. 9, 1969

24 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists, 10-22 FG, 48 minutes; Bullets won by 11

Larry Bird (BOS) - Oct. 19, 1979

12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 6-14 FG, 22 minutes; Celtics won by 37

Magic Johnson (LAL) - Jan. 9, 1980

14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, block, steal, 4-6 FG, 26 minutes; Bullets won by 2

Michael Jordan (CHI) - Oct. 26, 1984 (NBA debut)

16 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 steals, 5-16 FG, 40 minutes; Bulls won by 16

Shaquille O'Neal (ORL) - Nov. 7, 1992 

22 points, 15 rebounds, 4 blocks, 8-16 FG, 40 minutes; Magic won by 5

Allen Iverson (PHI) - March 4, 1997

18 points, 13 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 7-20 FG, 45 minutes; Bullets won by 1

Tim Duncan (SAS) - Nov. 26, 1997

18 points, 14 rebounds, 5 blocks, 5 turnovers, 9-15 FG, 41 minutes; Wizards won by 4

LeBron James (CLE) - Nov. 8, 2003

17 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds, steal, block, 8-19 FG, 44 minutes; Cavs won by 13

Kevin Durant (SEA) - Jan. 6, 2008

19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 7-12 FG, 35 minutes; Wizards won by 22

Derrick Rose (CHI) - Dec. 6, 2008

15 points, 8 assists, 2 steals, 6-12 FG, 37 minutes; Bulls won by 7

Blake Griffin (LAC) - March 12, 2011

26 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 8-17 FG, 30 minutes; Clippers won by 21

Luka Doncic (DAL) - Nov. 6, 2018

23 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, steal, 9-16 FG, 33 minutes; Mavericks won by 19

Ja Morant (MEM) - Dec. 14, 2019

18 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, block, 5-11 FG, 28 minutes; Grizzlies won by 17

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76ers' Ben Simmons diagnosed with partial dislocation of the left kneecap

76ers' Ben Simmons diagnosed with partial dislocation of the left kneecap

After exiting the 76ers-Wizards matchup early Wednesday night, Ben Simmons was diagnosed with subluxation of the left patella on Thursday.

Simmons left the game during the third quarter and did not return. The injury occurred after he grabbed an offensive rebound and dribbled to the corner to pass to Al Horford in the post. Following the play, he began flexing his left leg and left for the locker room. Simmons was seen walking gingerly in street clothes minutes later.  

Before leaving the game, Simmons recorded eight points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 23 minutes.

Simmons’ diagnosis of a partially dislocated kneecap leaves him out indefinitely as he and the team consider treatment options. He has already been ruled out of Philadelphia’s game against the Orlando Magic on Friday. However, his MRI showed no ligament damage in the knee, which leaves him optimistic to return later in the playoffs.

His knee injury is not the only injury Simmons has had to overcome this season. He also missed the final eight games before the NBA’s hiatus with a nerve impingement in his lower back, but fully recovered before the restart began.

Playing without an All-Star player will be a challenge for Philadelphia, but the team has proven successful thus far in Orlando. The Sixers have gone 2-1 in the bubble and currently trail the Indiana Pacers by one game for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference and are two games behind the Miami Heat for fourth. 

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