Free agency has officially been going on for two weeks now in the NBA and things are all about done at this point in terms of new deals being made, but there are still some key free agents available.
Only 9 teams in the league have at least one roster spot remaining and some others could free up an extra spot by waiving a non-guaranteed contract, but there is still little room left for guys to sign deals.
Of the remaining free agents, Lauri Markkanen and Josh Hart are the two young talents that are surprisingly still available. Markkanen has spent the first four years of his career in Chicago, but after they acquired DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball this offseason, they may not have the capability to give the Finnish big man what he wants anymore.
As for Josh Hart, the Pelicans do have 15 players under-contract for next season, but Wenyen Gabriel’s contract is non-guaranteed and they could waive him to bring back Hart.
The only question though is whether or not the young wing wants to return to New Orleans after they have waited all of this time and is there another team who could be pushing for a potential sign-and-trade for him?
Along with these two young guys, there are plenty of other veteran free agents who are still available that could definitely make a difference for some title contending/playoff-caliber teams looking to fill out the rest of their roster.
Paul Millsap, J.J. Redick and James Ennis III are just a few of the names that teams around the league are still considering adding, but are all three guys willing to sign minimum contracts?
Let’s take a look at some of the latest intel from around the league in regards to some of the guys still looking for a contract in free agency this offseason.