Where will these role players end up?
Everyone talks about the big name free agents..But alot of role players will be getting paid much more then they're worth..It'll be interesting to see what teams these guys will sign with.....
1.Nate Robinson..Instant Offense..Energy guy..Perfect 6th man..But Surprisingly nobody offered him a contract last summer and he re-signed with the Knicks on a 1 year deal..At the trade deadline the Grizzlies tried to get him..But he nixed that deal & got traded to the Celtics..Teams he might sign with...Boston,Memphis,New Jersey & Chicago
2.Tony Allen..''Gucci'' is the type of guy every team needs..He's a tough defender,can play multiple positions and handle the ball..but can go into inconsistent streaks...Boston & San Antonio
3.Luke Ridnour..Has proven he can be a capable starter in this league..He has defensive shortcomings but his positives out weighs his negatives..Teams he might sign with..New York,Milwaukee,Indiana & Portland
4.Chris Douglas-Roberts..Leader,can play point guard & forward..Needs to get stronger..Has an old school unorthodox game but it works for him..Teams he might sign with..Memphis,New Jersey,Golden State & Minnesota..
5.Tyrus Thomas..Athletic forward..Brings great energy..Talented...But hasnt been able to put it all togther...Teams he might sign with..Charlotte,Portland,Phoenix,New York,Denver & Golden State..
6.Brad Miller..Solid veteran with great shooting & passing skills..Teams he might sign with..Chicago,Golden State,New York,Houston,New Orleans & San Antonio
7.Raymond Felton..A great pick & roll point guard..Loves to push the ball in transition..Teams he might sign with...Charlotte,Portland,New York,L.A Lakers,Indiana & Miami
8.Steve Blake..Has great court vision..Always seem to get the ball to teammates in excellent scoring position..Teams he might sign with..Miami,NewYork,Indiana,Boston,Clippers,Portland & Sacramento
9.Randy Foye..Will always be known as the guy traded for Brandon Roy..Strong defender,Plays well in the open court..Teams he might sign with..Washington,Chicago & Lakers
10.Wesley Matthews..Undrafted surprise...Teams he might sign with...Utah & San Antonio
11.Hakim Warrick...Great athlete..Plays above the rim..Poor ball handler..Needs to be on a running team..Teams he might sign with..Phoenix,Chicago,Clippers & Minnesota
12.Udonis Haslem..Solid guy..Enforcer,does the dirty work..Type of player coaches love..Teams he might sign with..Miami,Orlando,New Jersey,Milwaukee & Charlotte
13.Mike Miller..Solid all around swingman..Had his best years as a 6th man in Memphis..Teams he might sign with..Memphis,76'ers,Miami,Utah,New York & New Jersey
14.Kyle Korver..1 of the best outside shooters in the league..Teams he might sign with..Utah,76'ers & Toronto
15.Matt Barnes..Athletic veteran that provides defensive toughness & 3 point shooting..Emotional player ..Maybe thats why he has played with 7 teams during his 7 years in the NBA...Teams he might sign with Miami,Orlando,New Orleans,Denver & Minnesota
great post bud
Blake has trouble scoring but dude can play defense
Toney Douglas is not a FA
other than that good post
yeah Douglas is not a FA, he was just a rookie.
Chris Duhon and Earl Watson though might be a solid additions at point guard for somebody...
1.Nate Robinson- Chicago. Provides them a true lights out 6th man to provide them some scoring.
2.Tony Allen- Boston will keep him. Provides versatility for the Celtics.
3.Luke Ridnour- Indiana will bite. They need a PG, and Ridnour is probably the best fit for them and the cheapest in comparison to his ability.
4.Chris Douglas-Roberts- I think New Jersey will keep him. They didn't like how he was brutally honest last year, but he's a good scorer who's fun to watch because of how he plays.
5.Toney Douglas- New York. I doubt he's a free agent. He was a 1st round pick last year, so he's on a guaranteed deal.
6.Brad Miller- He'll retire.
7.Raymond Felton- I think he makes his way to Portland finally. I said last summer that he'd be traded for Jerryd Bayless, and I still think there is a possibility.
8.Steve Blake- I think Steve Blake goes to the Kings. He's not really very good, but beside a guy like Evans he's an ideal player. Makes open shots and is a solid playmaker..
9.Randy Foye- I see him going to Memphis. They want instant offense, and that's what Foye's ideal role is. He's not a PG and he's not a pure SG because he needs the ball to be his best. Would be good off the bench for them.
10.Wesley Matthews.- He's going to stay in Utah. No way they let him go. Their fans basically will kill you if you even say something like "he's better off the bench" or "they should look to take Paul George."
11.Hakim Warrick- I think he'll play for Pheonix. Would be a good fit there, especially if he gets a better shot.
12.Udonis Haslem- Charlotte is a good fit. They need a PF who provides rebounding and toughness. They also need scorers, but they could use a grinder like Haslem.
13.Mike Miller- I think he goes to the Knicks, where his shooting, playmaking, a lack of D is appreciated.
14.Kyle Korver- I think Utah will keep him as well. He's a valuable shooter.
15.Matt Barnes- Miami. I think Miami will appreciate his defense and shooting. Hopefully he doesn't start to suck like James Jones.
Will need a trade to move Toney Douglas and Nate Robinson in Chicago I don't see it they need better big men.
Ridnour in Toronto they have Calderon and Jack.
Barnes signing in Denver makes sense, they should trade JR for a big man.