The NBA free agent frenzy has started to calm down now that big-name free agents have found homes. However, there are a lot of key role players still available on the market and these types of signings can put a team over the edge and into playoff contention, or more. Here are some key free agents still available….

KJ McDaniels-SF

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– KJ McDaniels had a solid rookie season after averaging 25.5 minutes per game with 9.2 points in Philadelphia,┬ábut did not see the court much after his arrival in Houston. In 10 games, he averaged just 3.3 minutes and 1.1 points. He will need to improve his shot, averaging under 40% from the floor, but he is a force on the defensive end where he can guard multiple positions and his length provides challenges for potential penetrators. Rumors had the Pelicans linked to a possible offer sheet for McDaniels.

Carlos Boozer-PF

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-At 33-years-old Carlos Boozer is not the starting PF he once was, but he can provide valuable minutes off the bench for a playoff contender, or a team looking for a veteran locker room guy. Last year with the Lakers, Boozer averaged 12 and 7, solid contributions on the offensive end of the floor, but his defense leaves a lot to be desired. Look for Boozer to sign with a contending club, or possibly a renewal with the Utah Jazz who could add a veteran to young up-and-coming club.

Andre Miller-PG

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Andre Miller has stated his intentions to play until he is 40, and at age 39 he still has one season left in the tank. Averaging nearly six points and five assists per game last season in 20 minutes of action a night, Miller can still play at an NBA-level. He is a great locker room guy, and if a team doesn’t sign him close to training camp, I would not be surprised to see Kings coach George Karl call, who traded for Miller late last season.

Josh Smith-SF/PF/ and JR Smith-SG

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I view Josh and JR Smith as one in the same despite the different positions. They provide shooting and some more shooting, with little defense and solid partying. The market is soft on both, but they will eventually sign for a lot less than they want and take a lot of bad shots for whichever team signs them.

Other top names still available: Darrell Arthur PF/C, Kirk Hinrich-PG, Kevin Seraphin-C, Chris Copeland-SF, Matthew Dellavedova-PG

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