Top 10 under-the-radar NBA free agents still available
The big names have signed, but teams are still trying to finalize their rosters with solid bench players who can contribute on any given night or step in when an injury arises. These players will not command superstar money and some will even sign for teams mid-level exceptions or veteran minimum deals. Here are the Top 10 under-the-radar players that are still left unsigned.
1. Arron Afflalo
Afflalo is a solid veteran to have come off of your bench. He didn’t get a lot of run in Sacramento last season, playing his lowest minute total since 2009, but he shot 41% from three and 46% from the field.
2. Vince Carter
Vince still has it. Even at 40-years-old, Carter can be a reliable vet coming off the bench. He has transformed his game as a solid perimeter defender who can knock down the three-point shot (38% last season). He won’t cost much and can help mold young players and make an impact in the locker room.
3. Tyreke Evans
Evans had his worst season as a pro last year and will look to rebound on a new team. He can play and guard multiple positions and if he ever regains his ROY form, what a value signing he will be.
4. Ty Lawson
After a couple of terrible seasons, Lawson rebounded nicely in Sacramento last year (10 PPG, 5 APG). He’s not the same player he was in Denver, but can be a solid backup PG on a contending team (looking at you Cleveland).
5. Tony Allen
Tony Allen may be 35, but his play remains intact. He averaged his highest point total since 2011 (9.1 PPG) last season and can always be counted on for shutdown defense. He can become that dominant defensive bench player on a contending team to shut down whichever guard you want.
6. David Lee
After a couple of injury-riddled seasons I thought David Lee’s playing days were over, but he rejuvenated his career in San Antonio last season. He is a solid bench contributor at this point in his career and can even move to center when playing small ball. Expect him to sign with a contender for the minimum salary.
7. Deron Williams
A solid year in Dallas and Cleveland last season didn’t brighten Williams’ prospects this offseason. He is a decent backup PG, but is nowhere near the player he once was. We know Williams wants to win, so a contender is in his future.
8. Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes NBA champion. It’s true and now he’s looking for a new home. Barnes will give whichever team signs him an enforcer who will not back down from a challenge, he is your prototypical 3-and-D guy at this point in his career.
9. Gerald Henderson
Henderson can give a team a decent scorer off the bench. He’s capable of going for 20 points on any given night, but tends to struggle with consistency. For a team looking to fill that 10th or 11th spot on their bench, Henderson can fill in nicely….for cheap.
10. Brandon Jennings
Don’t expect to see the Brandon Jennings of old who used to average 18 PPG and 7 APG. Now, you’ll get a PG who has lost a step, but can have those breakout games dropping 30 points with ease. It will be interesting to see where Jennings signs because he is not a fit in every NBA locker room.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/top-10-under-the-radar-nba-free-agents-still-available/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/r148273_608x342_16-9.jpg?fit=608%2C342&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/r148273_608x342_16-9.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Atlantic DivisionCentral DivisionNBANorthwest DivisionPacific DivisionRecent PostsSoutheast DivisionSouthwest DivisionNBA,nba free agentsThe big names have signed, but teams are still trying to finalize their rosters with solid bench players who can contribute on any given night or step in when an injury arises. These players will not command superstar money and some will even sign for teams mid-level exceptions or...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk