Community Shootaround: Best Free Agents Left Unsigned

Team reaching deals with veterans in mid-August is not that unusual and those players can sometimes find meaningful roles as the season progresses. There’s still quite a bit of talent left unsigned this summer. Let’s take a look at who’s still available:

Rodney Hood

Hood is a restricted free agent whose talks with the Cavaliers appear to have stalled. He shined in Utah before going into a funk upon arriving in Cleveland but he’s still only 26 years old and some franchise should be able to use his three-point shot and athleticism to help its team.

Patrick McCaw

Golden State has done an excellent job finding pieces that mesh well with their top stars and McCaw is another example of fringe guy fitting in. He’s expected to take his qualifying offer with the Warriors, but if another team is looking for a young prospect late in the offseason, the right offer may dissuade Golden State from matching.

Nick Young

One year after fitting in nicely with Golden State, Young is back on the market looking for another deal. The Rockets were linked to the swingman earlier in the offseason, although there hasn’t been much chatter about him joining CP3 & Company since Carmelo Anthony came to town.

Jamal Crawford

Crawford remains on the market after taking a bit of a step backward last season, as he nailed 33.1% of his attempts from behind the arc. There was some speculation that the Sixers would be a fit for the 38-year-old, though nothing has come to fruition.

Can one of these players or another remaining free agent still help a team this upcoming season and where are the best fits?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. We look forward to what you have to say!

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13 thoughts on “Community Shootaround: Best Free Agents Left Unsigned

  1. grantlee221

    in need of some editing. McCaw has an injury history that will keep him in GS, Young wasn’t a good fit, as he refused to defend.

  2. Crawford is the only good one, or talented of this group… but his 38 years are definitely a handicap, all the others are no use.

  3. Hood wants New Orleans, Houston wants Hood, nobody can sign Hood except for minimum, they know Cleveland will match it, Hood says forget it.

    • Information came from googling Rodney Hood, and was on site King James Gospel.
      Said yesterday I saw trades 5 teams could make to help Kevin Love. Googled “NBA trade rumors” today. It was on Bleacher Report. Had Zizic, Smith, and Korver (returning to Atlanta) for Bazemore and Dedmon. Also had Smith and Korver to Milwaukee for Henson and Dellavadova (returning to Cleveland). Had Hill (returning to Utah) with players for Ricky Rubio and players. Had Decker going to Atlanta for J.J. Berea.

      • The Article is called” Cavs trades today to Help Maximize Kevin Love In Post-LeBron Era.” The Utah deal was Rubio and Burks for Hill, Korver, and a 2022 2nd round. Also had Teodosic, Beverly,Gallinari and a Clippers (top 5 protected) for Hill and J.R.

        • Bobby Marks of ESPN reports the Cavs are still saving their final 2 roster spots for Hood and David Nwaba. Nwaba has an agreement to sign, but they are still working on details, and has yet to sign. On Hood, all you can do is wait and see.

  4. Familia1931

    Rodney Hood can be a good had if he accepts a low contract to try and prove himself somewhere and build his value. His minutes need to be low and not a ton of practice so he wont get injured too much.

    • x%sure

      Cmon HR, asked & answered, for the most part. Mod time up.
      IDK what will happen to them. Nobody agrees with me about centers, even though the last remaining teams last year had them and in the traditional sense.

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