Dozens of this summer's free agents have already signed with teams, or at least reached agreements on new contracts. But that doesn't mean that all the useful rotation players are all off the market. There are still a number of intriguing names out there, including a handful of restricted free agents, led by Brandon Jennings and Nikola Pekovic. Here's a breakdown of some of the notable free agents that remain unsigned….
Brandon Jennings (rumors)
Few, if any, of this year's remaining free agents have been surrounded by as many rumors and as much drama as Jennings, who is reportedly seeking $12MM annually but isn't interested in playing for the Bucks. A sign-and-trade to the Hawks looked possible, but when Atlanta elected to match Milwaukee's offer sheet for Jeff Teague, it likely took a major suitor for Jennings out of the mix, and signaled to the point guard that two teams preferred Teague to him. As Tom Ziller of SBNation.com wrote yesterday, Jennings' options are dwindling, and accepting his one-year qualifying offer isn't entirely out of the question.
Nate Robinson (rumors)
After a memorable postseason performance with the Bulls, Robinson looked to be in line for a nice payday this summer, but so far that hasn't materialized. He's been linked to plenty of teams, including the Nuggets, Wizards, Bucks, Mavericks, Lakers, and Knicks, but most of those clubs don't have the flexibility to make him a significant offer. I still think Robinson will sign for more than the minimum, but it's certainly not the lock it once seemed to be.
Gerald Henderson (rumors)
Although a report surfaced indicating that the Bobcats were exploring sign-and-trade options involving Henderson, that appears to have just been a case of due diligence. Although Charlotte is wary of overpaying, the team still wants to bring back Henderson, prefering that option to a sign-and-trade. It's unclear what other teams may make a play for the restricted free agent — the Timberwolves were said to have "heavy interest" at one point, but signed Kevin Martin instead.
Gary Neal (rumors)
The Spurs' signing of Marco Belinelli initially made it seem as if Neal might be expendable, but I think the team would still like to re-sign him. Like Henderson, Neal is a restricted free agent, so the Spurs won't want to bid against themselves, instead letting the market set the price for the 28-year-old. Last week, a report suggested the Bucks were one of four teams interested in Neal, but it's not clear how many of those potential suitors have gone in another direction since then.
Nikola Pekovic (rumors)
All signs continue to point to a reunion between Pekovic and the Timberwolves. Both sides have repeatedly expressed interest in continuing the relationship, and we haven't heard reports of any other clubs making a push for the restricted free agent big man. The latest word on Pekovic is that the Wolves have a contract offer on the table for him, perhaps for four years and $50MM. It sounds as if Pekovic's representatives are making sure there aren't any better offers out there — if and when they decide that's the case, they'll probably circle back and accept Minnesota's proposal.
Greg Oden (rumors)
For a player who hasn't appeared in an NBA game since 2009, Oden is certainly receiving plenty of headlines this July. While the Mavericks, Kings, Pelicans, and others have entered the mix recently, it still appears that the Heat and Spurs are the frontrunners. Comments made by Mike Conley Sr., Oden's agent, suggest to me that Oden's top choice is Miami, so assuming the Heat extend a fair offer, that's my best guess for where the former No. 1 pick ends up.