After spending the week looking at the top rebounders, three-point shooters, and distributors still available in free agency, we wrap up today with a simple focus: Examining which unsigned players are the best at putting the ball in the net.
Teams still in need of a scorer aren't going to find the next Kevin Durant on the free agent market at this point, but there are still a handful of players that are capable of coming off the bench and scoring baskets in bunches.
Listed below are the top 10 remaining free agents by points per 36 minutes. Their PP36 rate for 2011/12 is listed in parentheses. To qualify, they must have averaged at least 10 minutes per game and appeared in at least 20 contests in 2011/12.
- Michael Redd (19.5)
- Leandro Barbosa (18.4)
- Jannero Pargo (15.1)
- Terrence Williams (13.9)
- Manny Harris (13.7)
- Ivan Johnson (13.7) (restricted)
- Josh Howard (13.5)
- Sundiata Gaines (13.2)
- Derrick Brown (13.1)
- Alonzo Gee (13.1) (restricted)
- Donte Greene (13.2) would have made this list, but a fractured ankle figures to keep him out of action for at least the early part of the season, so he likely won't sign until 2013.
- In late-season stints with the Cavs and Grizzlies, Lester Hudson averaged an impressive 18.8 points per 36 minutes, but only played 16 games, not quite enough to qualify for our list.
- D.J. White (12.9) and Andray Blatche (12.7) were among the other players that just missed the cut.