Pacers Free Agents 2012 Overview

by Jeff Tzucker

League-wide this offseason, there are 171 free agents—including both restricted and unrestricted free agents. For the uninitiated, unrestricted free agents are free to sign with any team who also wishes to sign them. Restricted free agents, on the other hand, are free to seek out any offer from any club, but the player's original club has the right to match any offer to retain that player. As long as the player's original club meets the highest offer from an opposing club, the player's rights stay with the original team.

How does this shake out for the Pacers? Glad you asked.

This offseason, the Pacers have seven free agents (not including recently-retired Jeff Foster), two of whom are restricted. If seven seems like a fairly high number of free agents to you, it's because it is: Only a handful of teams have more free agents than the Pacers (Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Charlotte, New York, Philly, and Portland). Two ballclubs have the same as the Pacers (Clippers and Suns). To break it down further, 2/3 of NBA ball clubs have less free agents than the Pacers do.

Mathematically-speaking, if you take 171 free agents league-wide and spread that across the 30 teams in the NBA, you get a number that equals 5.7 free agents per team (171/30=5.7). That means the Pacers have 1.3 more free agents than the rest of the NBA on average. But, since there's no such thing as 0.3 of a free agent, we'll round down and say the Pacers have one more free agent than the league average. That may not seem like a lot, but for a team with only 12 active roster spots, one extra free agent is both statistically significant and significant in terms of who the players are on the free agent list.

Pacers Free Agents (alpha. by last name)

Looking at that list, it doesn't take a superfan to know there are two starters as well as key reserves on there who helped the Pacers win many games this year. While the Pacers free agent situation may be larger in number than most NBA teams, all you have to do is look at the following list of free agents from nba.com and you can get a sense of the change a-coming for many teams. After all, there are 30 centers, 8 forward-centers, 57 forwards, 14 guard-forwards, and 62 guards, free agents one and all, who will test the market in some way.

As a fan, all you can do is hope it turns out in your team's favor.

Free Agent Centers

  • Alabi, Solomon
  • Asik, Omer
  • Battie, Tony
  • Brown, Kwame
  • Bynum, Andrew
  • Camby, Marcus
  • Collins, Jason
  • Curry, Eddy
  • Dampier, Erick
  • Diop, DeSagana
  • Erden, Semih
  • Fesenko, Kyrylo
  • Gray, Aaron
  • Haddadi, Hamed
  • Hawes, Spencer
  • Hibbert, Roy
  • Hill, Jordan
  • Hollins, Ryan
  • Lopez, Brook
  • Lopez, Robin
  • Magloire, Jamaal
  • Mahinmi, Ian
  • McGee, JaVale
  • Mohammed, Nazr
  • O'Neal, Jermaine
  • Orton, Daniel
  • Przybilla, Joel
  • Stiemsma, Greg
  • Thabeet, Hasheem
  • Turiaf, Ronny

Free Agent Forwards

  • Amundson, Lou
  • Anderson, Ryan
  • Arthur, Darrell
  • Barnes, Matt
  • Bass, Brandon
  • Beasley, Michael
  • Brackins, Craig
  • Brand, Elton
  • Brown, Derrick
  • Budinger, Chase
  • Butler, Rasual
  • Cardinal, Brian
  • Clark, Earl
  • Cook, Brian
  • Duncan, Tim
  • Ebanks, Devin
  • Evans, Jeremy
  • Evans, Reggie
  • Gee, Alonzo
  • Green, Jeff
  • Greene, Donte
  • Harangody, Luke
  • Hickson, J.J.
  • Hill, Grant
  • Howard, Josh
  • Howard, Juwan
  • Humphries, Kris
  • Ilyasova, Ersan
  • James, Damion
  • Jamison, Antawn
  • Jeffries, Jared
  • Jianlian, Yi
  • Johnson, Chris
  • Johnson, Ivan
  • Landry, Carl
  • Lewis, Rashard
  • Macklin, Vernon
  • Martin, Kenyon
  • Maxiell, Jason
  • McGrady, Tracy
  • McGuire, Dominic
  • Najera, Eduardo
  • Novak, Steve
  • Radmanovic, Vladimir
  • Randolph, Anthony
  • Scalabrine, Brian
  • Simmons, Bobby
  • Smith, Craig
  • Stackhouse, Jerry
  • Stevenson, DeShawn
  • Thompson, Jason
  • Tolliver, Anthony
  • Walker, Bill
  • Wallace, Gerald
  • White, D.J.
  • Williams, Shawne
  • Wright, Chris

Free Agent Forward-Center Swingmen

  • Allen, LaVoy
  • Diaw, Boris
  • Garnett, Kevin
  • Kaman, Chris
  • Murphy, Troy
  • Speights, Marreese
  • Wallace, Ben
  • Williams, Shelden

Free Agent Guard-Forward Swingmen

  • Batum, Nicolas
  • Daniels, Marquis
  • Delfino, Carlos
  • Evans, Maurice
  • Green, Danny
  • Green, Gerald
  • Jones, Dahntay
  • Lee, Courtney
  • Miles, C.J.
  • Pavlovic, Sasha
  • Pietrus, Mickael
  • Rush, Brandon
  • Wilkins, Damien
  • Young, Sam

Free Agent Guards

  • Augustin, D.J.
  • Gaines, Sundiata
  • Allen, Ray
  • Anderson, James
  • Arenas, Gilbert
  • Barbosa, Leandro
  • Bayless, Jerryd
  • Belinelli, Marco
  • Bibby, Mike
  • Billups, Chauncey
  • Brown, Shannon
  • Carroll, Matt
  • Crawford, Jamal
  • Davis, Baron
  • Dooling, Keyon
  • Dragic, Goran
  • Farmar, Jordan
  • Felton, Raymond
  • Fernandez, Rudy
  • Fields, Landry
  • Fisher, Derek
  • Flynn, Jonny
  • Foye, Randy
  • Gordon, Eric
  • Green, Willie
  • Harris, Terrel
  • Higgins, Cory
  • Hill, George
  • Hinrich, Kirk
  • Hudson, Lester
  • Ivey, Royal
  • Johnson, Armon
  • Kidd, Jason
  • Liggins, DeAndre
  • Lin, Jeremy
  • Lucas, John
  • Mason, Roger
  • Mayo, O.J.
  • Meeks, Jodie
  • Miller, Andre
  • Mills, Patty
  • Morris, Darius
  • Nash, Steve
  • Nelson, Jameer
  • Pargo, Jannero
  • Parker, Anthony
  • Price, A.J.
  • Price, Ronnie
  • Redd, Michael
  • Robinson, Nate
  • Russell, Walker
  • Sessions, Ramon
  • Smith, Ish
  • Smith, J.R.
  • Terry, Jason
  • Tinsley, Jamaal
  • Udrih, Beno
  • West, Delonte
  • Williams, Deron
  • Williams, Lou
  • Williams, Mo
  • Young, Nick