With Tony Allen, Shabazz Muhammad, and Jarrett Jack among the veteran free agents officially coming off the market this week, the list of available NBA unrestricted free agents continues to dwindle. While the restricted market still features several interesting names – Nikola Mirotic, Mason Plumlee, Alex Len, and JaMychal Green – there aren’t many UFAs out there with those players’ combination of youth and NBA experience.
For teams in need of backcourt help, Deron Williams, Monta Ellis, and Jason Terry are among the options that could hold some appeal, while clubs searching for frontcourt depth may zero in on Andrew Bogut, Spencer Hawes, David Lee, or Thomas Robinson. On the wing, Alan Anderson, Mike Dunleavy, Matt Barnes, Dante Cunningham, and Gerald Green are available. You can check out our full list of NBA free agents who remain unsigned right here.
As we wait to see if those veterans find new homes, let’s round up a few more free agency notes…
- Agent David Bauman tells David Aldridge of TNT (Twitter links) that a CT scan on Andrew Bogut‘s tibia shows “complete healing,” and a radiology report shows that Bogut’s leg is “solidly united.” According to Aldridge, Bogut will be back in America early next week, and if NBA teams agree with his agent’s outlook on his health, the veteran center seems like a good bet to land a new deal soon. We heard earlier this week that four NBA clubs have expressed interest.
- Anthony Morrow will officially come off the market shortly, having reached an agreement with the Trail Blazers. Before striking a deal with Portland though, Morrow also received interest from several teams, including the Timberwolves, Bucks, Pelicans, and Bulls, reports Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.
- Former NBA guard Stephon Marbury, who has expressed a desire to return to the league once more before calling it a career, told The Associated Press this week that he has spoken to at least one NBA team (link via New York Post). “It’s still premature right now, but I’m open to coming back and trying to play that veteran leadership role,” Marbury said. “For myself it’s a perfect ending being able to mend ties. It will be a team that I will be able to help and I’m looking forward to it.”