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2018 free-agent rankings: LeBron, Durant, Embiid and more stars

Who are the best free agents in the 2018 class? Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Who will be the top NBA free agents available next July?

While this year's free agency is still wrapping up, teams have already started to plan ahead for the summer of 2018. In the case of the Los Angeles Lakers, who expect to be active in pursuing star talent, that process started before this year's draft with the trade sending D'Angelo Russell and high-salaried center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets to clear additional 2018 cap space.

So who will the Lakers and everyone else be pursuing? Here are my top 30 2018 free agents, including players who are eligible for extensions this summer that could take them out of free agency.