There has never been a better time to be an NBA free agent than this summer.

With the league’s salary cap set to jump over 30 percent this summer — going from $70 million this past season to at least $94 million next season — players are going to be in line to make massive amounts of money once free agency begins July 1.

Who should teams sign? How much should they give them? Read on to find out how The Washington Post ranks this summer’s free agent class — one headlined by a few stars, but then suffers a significant dropoff in talent after that.

1. Kevin Durant, SF, Unrestricted
Oklahoma City Thunder
This has been projected to be the Summer of Durant for years, and that’s what it has become. At least six teams are expected to meet with Durant, though the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are thought to be the Thunder’s biggest threats.

2. LeBron James, SF, Unrestricted
Cleveland Cavaliers
James proved he’s still the best player alive in leading Cleveland to the city’s first championship in 52 years. He’s only behind Durant because he’s three years older. That said, he’s certain to return to the Cavaliers to defend the third championship of his career.

3. Andre Drummond, C, Restricted
Detroit Pistons
Drummond is only 22, but is already one of the best centers in the NBA. A restricted free agent, Drummond is all but guaranteed to get a max contract to remain in Detroit for years to come.

4. Al Horford, PF/C, Unrestricted
Atlanta Hawks
One of the most versatile big men in the NBA, Horford is capable of playing both power forward and center, has range out to the three-point line, can handle the ball and is a sound defender. He’ll be highly sought after this summer — including interest from the Washington Wizards — if he doesn’t remain in Atlanta with a five-year max contract.

5. Nicolas Batum, SG, Unrestricted
Charlotte Hornets
A long, athletic guard who is a capable shooter, ball-handler and defender, Batum is the kind of player all teams are searching for these days. Like Horford, he’ll be highly coveted. Also like Horford, though, it seems likely he’ll get a five-year max offer from the Hornets.

6. Dwight Howard, C, Unrestricted
Houston Rockets
Howard may not be the player he was in his prime, but he remains one of the NBA’s better centers. He also is the first player on this list guaranteed to leave his current team, as there is no chance he’ll be playing for the Rockets next year. Where he will be playing, though, remains to be seen.

7. Mike Conley, PG, Unrestricted
Memphis Grizzlies
Conley is the best — and, in reality, only — starting point guard available this summer. Because of that, he’s expected to receive significant interest from several teams this summer in the form of multiple max offers. That’s assuming, of course, he will consider leaving Memphis — the only team he’s ever played for — in the first place.

8. DeMar DeRozan, SG, Unrestricted
Toronto Raptors
A polarizing player, DeRozan’s free agency will be fascinating to watch. In many ways, he’s become the face of the best stretch of play in the history of the Toronto Raptors. But will Toronto be willing to commit a max contract to a player who isn’t a three-point shooter and is a weak link defensively?

9. Bradley Beal, SG, Restricted
Washington Wizards
The issues with Beal have nothing to do with his talent. Rather, it’s the fact he’s only played more than 70 games once in his four years in the NBA. Nevertheless, he will most likely remain with the Wizards, almost certainly with a max contract, sometime after July 1.

10. Hassan Whiteside, C, Unrestricted
Miami Heat
The story of Whiteside’s journey from an afterthought plying his trade in Lebanon to the leading shot-blocker in the NBA is remarkable. He’s now about to get a remarkably large contract — quite possibly a max deal. The Los Angeles Lakers are a possible landing spot, as is Dallas or remaining in Miami, among others.

11. Chandler Parsons, SF, Unrestricted
Dallas Mavericks
Parsons is a skilled forward, capable of being a creator or a scorer. But, like Beal, he comes with injury issues — in Parsons’s case, knee issues. Like Batum, he could be an option for plenty of teams if he decides to leave Dallas.

12. Luol Deng, SF, Unrestricted
Miami Heat
Deng showed this season he’s capable of being an intriguing option as a stretch power forward, which should — along with his impeccable character — make him a very attractive free agent this summer. Because of Miami’s tough cap situation, he could be attainable for interested teams.

13. Marvin Williams, SF, Unrestricted
Charlotte Hornets
Like Deng, Williams will be an attractive free agent this summer because of his ability to play both forward spots and offer floor spacing. And, like Deng, he could be get-able because of Charlotte having to try to keep several attractive free agents this summer.

14. Bismack Biyombo, C, Unrestricted
Toronto Raptors
A year ago, the Hornets allowed Biyombo to become an unrestricted free agent. Now, after a strong playoff run for the Raptors, he could get a $20 million-per-year contract. What a remarkable turn of events.

15. Jordan Clarkson, PG, Restricted
Los Angeles Lakers
A second round pick two years ago, Clarkson is set to cash in this summer after a strong start to his career. He won’t be doing it anywhere else, though; it’s hard to see any scenario in which the Lakers wouldn’t match any offer, assuming they can’t come to an agreement with him.

16. Dwyane Wade, SG, Unrestricted
Miami Heat
He may not be quite what he was at his peak, but Wade remains capable of dominant play in spurts, as he showed during the playoffs. He’s going to remain in Miami — the only question is, for how much?

17. Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Unrestricted
Dallas Mavericks
Nowitzki is another aging icon who remains capable of changing games. He, too, seems certain to remain in Dallas — despite some rumblings to the contrary — barring the Mavericks looking like they’ll be awful next season.

18. Tim Duncan, C, Unrestricted
San Antonio Spurs
Duncan still has until Wednesday to decide if he will opt out of his contract, but the expectation is that he will. It’s still unclear whether he will return for a 20th NBA season, but if he does, he still remains good enough defensively to be a force.

19. Joakim Noah, PF/C, Unrestricted
Chicago Bulls
The fiery leader of the Bulls the past few seasons, Noah’s body has started to fail him, which isn’t entirely surprisingly. Still, he’s expected to garner significant interest from teams looking for a big man this summer, including from his hometown New York Knicks.

20. Pau Gasol, PF/C, Unrestricted
Chicago Bulls
Gasol is still an offensive force, capable of scoring in the low post, and is a skilled passer. He struggles, however, at the defensive end. But, like fellow Bulls big man Noah, he’s expected to get some big money elsewhere this summer.

21. Harrison Barnes, SF, Restricted
Golden State Warriors
Barnes has been much maligned for his poor showing in the latter half of the NBA Finals, but his ability to space the floor and play a capable power forward is a big part of the success of Golden State’s small lineups. His future with the Warriors could be determined by the success of the team’s pursuit of Durant.

22. J.R. Smith, SG, Unrestricted
Cleveland Cavaliers
Smith is now an NBA champion after playing a key role on Cleveland’s title-winning team. While he will likely attract attention because of his prolific three-point shooting ability, it would be a surprise if he winds up elsewhere.

23. Kent Bazemore, SG, Unrestricted
Atlanta Hawks
One of the league’s more entertaining personalities, Bazemore will turn 27 on July 1. And after a breakout season, his present will be a gaggle of teams chasing after the three-point shooter and defender on the wings.

24. Jeremy Lin, PG, Unrestricted
Charlotte Hornets
Lin got surprisingly little interest last summer, and wound up signing a one-year deal with a player option with Charlotte. But after a strong season with the Hornets, he’s the second-best point guard on the market — and, as a result, he should cash in this time around.

25. Courtney Lee, SG, Unrestricted
Charlotte Hornets
After coming over in a mid-season trade with Memphis, Lee helped get the Hornets into the playoffs and push the Heat to seven games in round one. Like several players on this list, Lee will get plenty of money as a capable three-point shooter and defender.

26. Deron Williams, PG, Unrestricted
Dallas Mavericks
Williams remained basically the same player  he was the past two years in Brooklyn — just making one-fourth the salary. Given he’s from Dallas and still being paid by the Nets, the assumption is he’ll be back with the Mavs again next year.

27. Evan Fournier, SG, Restricted
Orlando Magic
Fournier isn’t much of a passer or defender, but he’s young and can score and shoot from three-point range on the wings, making him an intriguing target. He was thought to be a potentially available restricted free agent, but Orlando’s trade of Victor Oladipo as part of a package for Serge Ibaka could change that.

28. Jared Dudley, SF, Unrestricted
Washington Wizards
Dudley, one of the better guys in the NBA, is capable of playing either forward spot and can knock down three-pointers. The Wizards could do far worse than bringing him back, but many teams will have interest.

29. Eric Gordon, SG, Unrestricted
New Orleans Pelicans
Gordon was once an up-and-coming star, but injuries have stalled his career. Some team could find an intriguing buy-low option if they can find a way to keep Gordon on the court.

30. Ryan Anderson, PF, Unrestricted
New Orleans Pelicans
Anderson has long been considered one of the classic examples of a stretch-four due to his combination of shooting and rebounding. But injuries and the fact that smaller players are now doing the same thing have diminished his effectiveness. He still should get interest this summer, but it’s a matter of how much and from whom.

31. Manu Ginobili, SG, Unrestricted
San Antonio Spurs
This is short and sweet: Ginobili is still a talent, and if he plays next season, it will be in San Antonio. Whether he will come back again, though, is unclear — just like longtime teammate Tim Duncan.

32. Donatas Motiejunas, PF/C, Restricted
Houston Rockets
Motiejunas was traded to Detroit back in February, but the deal was eventually called off because of issues the Pistons had with Motiejunas’s back when undergoing a physical. He’s an intriguing talent, and returned to play toward the end of the season and in the playoffs for the Rockets, but his back will determine his value.

33. Meyers Leonard, C, Restricted
Portland Trail Blazers
Leonard is a three-point shooting big man with athleticism. But he isn’t much of a rim-protector, and can’t really defend at power forward. That combination will make his market hard to gauge.

34. Gerald Henderson, SG, Unrestricted
Portland Trail Blazers
Henderson made a nice impact for a surprising Portland team, providing some stout defense on the wings and average three-point shooting. He’ll have a market for those skills this summer, like many others, but as an older player, his pool could be smaller.

35. Arron Afflalo, SG, Unrestricted
New York Knicks
Afflalo used to be known as a defensive player, but those days are over. He’s still a solid three-point shooter, but often thinks he can score in isolation settings when he often can’t. With everyone looking for wing help, though, he’ll receive interest.

36. Joe Johnson, SF, Unrestricted
Miami Heat
Johnson can still use his size and strength to score, and he’s a good spot-up shooter, but his days of getting by people off the dribble are over. Miami has said it would like to keep him, but we’ll see what Johnson wants to do. As a veteran scorer, he’ll draw many looks.

37. Jamal Crawford, SG, Unrestricted
Los Angeles Clippers
Crawford took home yet another Sixth Man of the Year award this year, but he’s not quite the same player now that he’s in his mid-30s. Like Afflalo and Johnson, though, as a veteran scorer, he’ll get some interest in July.

38. Maurice Harkless, SF, Restricted
Portland Trail Blazers
The former St. John’s star took advantage of his change of scenery last season, showing he can play both forward spots and make an impact defensively. He still needs to work on his shot, but that defensive ability will garner him plenty of interest.

39. Langston Galloway, SG, Restricted
New York Knicks
Galloway was a revelation after being called up from the NBA’s Development League two seasons ago, and followed that up with a respectable 2015-16 campaign. A solid defender and three-point shooter, he’s one of many guards in that phylum who will be in demand in July.

40. Dion Waiters, SG, Restricted
Oklahoma City Thunder
Waiters changed the way his career is viewed at just the right time with a strong postseason run for the Thunder. The arrival of Victor Oladipo, however, could make his future in Oklahoma City murky.

41. Solomon Hill, SF, Unrestricted
Indiana Pacers
The Pacers made the odd decision to not pick up Hill’s fourth-year player option last fall. After a strong showing in the playoffs against the Toronto Raptors, he’ll now easily make more than Indiana can afford to pay him.

42. Matthew Dellavedova, PG, Restricted
Cleveland Cavaliers
Dellavedova looked like a lock to make big money this summer. Then he got benched for the final few games of the NBA Finals. Now he heads into July with his market more uncertain.

43. Evan Turner, SF, Unrestricted
Boston Celtics
Turner has revitalized his career a bit in Boston as a playmaker, but his main flaw — a lack of shooting — remains on display. He can help a team, but it would need lots of shooters around him.

44. Allen Crabbe, SG, Restricted
Portland Trail Blazers
One of three restricted free agents for Portland on this list, Crabbe is a solid three-point shooter on the wings. That alone should attract interest, given how many teams are looking for that.

45. Al Jefferson, C, Unrestricted
Charlotte Hornets
Big Al is a beast on the low block, and remains capable of scoring down there against just about anyone. But as he gets older he should transition into a backup role, where his minutes could be reduced and he could feast on backups.

46. Jared Sullinger, C, Restricted
Boston Celtics
Sullinger remains the wide-bodied but undersized center he was when he came into the league, though he’s at least able to draw defenses out to three-point range. This could be another restricted free agent whose future is dictated by what other moves his team makes.

47. Nene, PF, Unrestricted
Washington Wizards
Fans in Washington know all about Nene’s strengths, and his physicality on both ends in the post is a big facet of his game. His inability to stay on the court consistently, however, drops him down this list, as does his age.

48. David West, PF, Unrestricted
San Antonio Spurs
West stunned the basketball world a year ago after he turned down a $12 million player option to sign a one-year-deal for the veteran’s minimum with the San Antonio Spurs. We’ll see if he’s willing to make a similar sacrifice to chase a ring again this summer.

49. Timofey Mozgov, C, Unrestricted
Cleveland Cavaliers
No one had a worse season than Mozgov, who left last year’s NBA Finals looking ready to receive a huge contract one year later. Instead, his stock has plummeted after a bad year. He could be a prime candidate to sign a one-year deal as a bounce-back candidate.

50. Tyler Johnson, PG, Restricted
Miami Heat
Johnson spent much of this season injured, but has shown enough as a floor general to earn himself some interest. And, given several teams could use a point guard, Johnson should get some.

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