The NBA Free Agency has seen some wild moves so far. From Kawhi Leonard’s move to Los Angeles Clippers to Jeremy Lin remaining unsold, this NBA Free Agency has seen it all. Kevin Durant also moved to Brooklyn Nets in a surprising move.
Veterans can find home as backups at NBA Free Agency 2019
Anthony Davis has choosen to remain with Lakers even at NBA Free Agency 2020. Most of the teams will now be looking at backups at NBA Free Agency. The main rosters are set and only the 14th and 15th place is left.
Also to be kept in mind is having backups for injury. But this is the last chance for some veterans. Although they still have a lot to offer, Basketball is a tough sport for moderate veterans.
So these players might not find a starting place in the regular season. But if injury hit rosters, these are the players can come handy. So here are 7 veterans that have a good deal to offer at NBA Free Agency.
Five NBA Vetrans who can make a difference
1. Jeremy Lin
The Asian expressed his dissapointment at non-selection publicly very recently. He thinks NBA has “given up” on him and is too shaken. He didn’t contribute much to Raptors’ title win but was an able backup. He averaged 9.6 points and 3.1 assists. Lin can be a viable option at defence too so franchises should look at him seriously.
2. Iman Shumpert
Shumpert can home very handy at Wing defence that is the need of the hour right now. The former Rockets’ winger Shumpert now finds himself unsold at NBA Free Agency. He also averaged 34.8 percent at shots scored last season. Although past his peak, he can add value to the wing.
3. Jamal Crawford
Crawford at 39 is an able backup at the twilight of his career. He is an apt bench scorer and averaged 7.9 points as backup even at this age. He is also a three time Sixth man and is a good bench scorer to choose from at NBA Free Agency.
4. Vince Carter
Carter is one of the best dunkers the game has seen. He played as a power forward last season and shot 38.9 per cent at three. Carter is also a great leader of the pack and his aura can act as good motivation for youngsters. Carter is indeed the go-to-man from what’s left.
Vince Carter says this will be his last season in the NBA.
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Cleveland Cavaliers left out Smith to increase their salary purse this season. Although that wasn’t to do with his basketball skills, his skills are indeed on the wane. He scored a petty 30.8 from three last season. But at 34 and experience on his back, Smith can act as a good bench backup.