Richard Hamilton started the majority of the regular season games the Bulls played last season, but the three-time All-Star is without NBA work as opening night approaches. Hamilton finds himself with plenty of company. A dozen players started at least 10 games for a single NBA team last season, yet are without an NBA playing contract for 2013/14. Jason Kidd started an even greater share of the Knicks regular season games than Hamilton did, but rather than seek another playing gig, he sought and won the Nets head coaching job.
We’ll list those 12 players here, along with their team from last year and the number of games they started for that club. Anyone who bounced around and collected 10 or more starts with multiple teams isn’t listed — we’re focusing on players who had a significant role with a single team last season:
- Jason Kidd (Knicks) 48 — retired
- Richard Hamilton (Bulls) 45 — unsigned
- Marquis Daniels (Bucks) 33 — unsigned
- Jamaal Tinsley (Jazz) 32 — unsigned
- DeShawn Stevenson (Hawks) 31 — unsigned
- Kurt Thomas (Knicks) 17 — unsigned
- James White (Knicks) 16 — playing in Italy
- Mickael Pietrus (Raptors) 16 — unsigned
- Dahntay Jones (Mavericks) 15 — unsigned (signed with Bulls to camp deal and released)
- Hakim Warrick (Bobcats) 14 — unsigned
- Mickael Gelabale (Timberwolves) 13 — playing in Russia
- Jeremy Pargo (Cavaliers) 11 — playing in Russia
Basketball-Reference was used in the creation of this post.