What free agent still available can help out your team?
Now that most of the dust has settled since LeBron James finally decided to take his talent's back to Cleveland, the free agent landscape quickly shifted. Most of your big name free agent's have signed on their dotted lines with their new and current team's, but there are still a select few unrestricted and restricted free agent's out on the market that can still help your team, maybe even help your team get over that playoff or championship hump.
Let's take a look at 5 free agent's that are still available that would make an immediate impact for all team's, in my order:
1. Greg Monroe - A legitimate big in the NBA, Monroe is a big bodied center who brings a ton of talent to the table. While the block per game this past season doesn't bring the "wow factor" (0.6 BPG), he still is a lane stuffer. He could alter any shot, he could alter any drive towards the basket. Let's not forget, he's a very capable offensive center with plus moves around the hoop. He can draw contact and finish at the rim. At first glance, it looks like he's become a little more expendable since the arrival of Andre Drummond, but Detroit may be changing their tune as he would be a key player to future success. Averaging 15 ppg and 9 rbp, he would be a welcomed addition to all team's in the NBA.
2. Eric Bledsoe - Finally getting out of the shadow of Chris Paul in Lob City, Eric Bledsoe burst on to the scene in Phoenix with some serious authority. He was able to showcase his extreme athletic moves on the court and solid defensive play. He became a must watch until injuring his knee and missing a good chunk of the season and yet was still able to come back and still show off some of that freakish ability. He can shoot, he can drive, and he can defend both of his position's very well. Is he a max contract type of player? I don't think so, but he will still make a ton of money and be a HUGE addition to any team he plays for.
3. Ray Allen - We all know what Ray Allen bring's to the table on a nightly basis. Even at 39 years young, Jesus Shuttlesworth can still shoot the light's out of a building with the best of them. Arguably the best shooter of all time, Allen can come off the bench for instant offense and be on the floor at the end of games that involve a free throw, that involves the need for a three point shooter, and can be on the floor as a decoy on an offensive possession. He is also arguably the most clutch shooter that has ever stepped on the floor. He would come on the cheap and would make any team he lands on extremely deeper and better.
4. Shawn Marion - The Matrix used to be a hot commodity about 10 years ago. He could score, he could rebound, he could pass, he could drive to the cup and draw a foul. There wasn't much that Marion couldn't do. But the fact of the matter is, "Father Time" is undefeated and age has shown it's ugly self on Marion and that ugly shot. But he still can offer a ton of help to a team that is looking to fill out it's roster with quality player's. Marion would be nothing different. He can still occasionally score and rebound. He's more of a defensive player these days but can still score as long as he's a 4th or 5th option. He would definitely be a solid addition to a new team.
5. Jameer Nelson - Not too long ago, Nelson was not necessarily an elite point guard, but he was in that second tier of point guard's after the likes of Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, and Tony Parker. But he was a nice point guard who could average 14 to 15 points a game and dish out anywhere's from 6 to 10 assist's a game. He could be a major contributor on a new team in the right situation, whether that's as a starter or more then likely as a backup. The NBA lacks quality backup point guard's and Nelson would be a very good one. He could fill in for an injured point guard and give you stability at the position or even if their point guard is healthy, can come in off the bench and the offense not miss a beat. He could be an offseason steal.
As you can see, there are still plenty of free agents out there that can help out any ball club. I want to know what you think. Who can help your team?