Martin is off the market afters signing with New York. Lou Amundson is still available for insurance, but I doubt we're making that move. Raja Bell is still on our radar if he's bought out by the Jazz; the Jazz have made no formal comment about his contract status and the potential for his buyout depends a lot on time. They've already paid him a decent portion of his contract and if the Lakers gave him their injured player exception of around 1.7 million he'd make up basically his entire contract AND get to play in LA. He would just need to accept the buyout.
It's not an exciting add, but hey we aren't using Ebanks and we literally have no backup SF right now. It couldn't hurt.
The future however looks pretty bright for free agents this summer. The new CBA was "designed to protect the smaller players" but instead did the opposite. Teams are going to overpay for stars no matter what, so the role players will have to accept an even smaller salary as dictated by the market. We saw that with guys like Barbosa going for the minimum, when he'd be worth more in the last CBA.
Here's a list of guys that'll be free agents this summer and could used for really solid depth if they were willing to sign for cheap here:
Zaza Pachulia, Kyle Korver, Johan Petro, Dahntay Jones, Anthony Tolliver, Chris Wilcox, Jerry Stackhouse, Keith Bogans, Andray Blatche, DaSagana Diop, Josh McRoberts, Gerald Henderson, Marco Belinelli, Nazr Mohammed, Vladimir Radmanovic, Nate Robinson, Daequan Cook, Daniel Gibson, Omri Casspi, Wayne Ellington, Shaun Livingston, Chris Kaman, Anthony Morrow, Rodrigue Beaubois, Elton Brand, Dominique Jones, Darren Collison, Brandan Wright, Corey Brewer, Timofey Mozgov, Jose Calderon, Corey Maggette, Jason Maxiell, Will Bynum, Jarrett Jack, D.J. Augustin, Tyler Hansborough, Jeff Pendergraph, Lamar Odom, Chauncey Billups, Matt Barnes, Ronny Turiaf, Ryan Hollins, Tony Allen, Austin Daye, Samuel Dalembert, Mike Dunleavy, Joel Pryzbilla, Marquis Daniels, Chase Budinger, Al-Farouq Aminu, Xavier Henry, Roger Mason Jr., Kurt Thomas, Rasheed Wallace, Ronnie Brewer, Beno Udrih, Nick Young, Dorrell Wright, Damien Wilkens, Royal Ivey, Wesley Johnson, Jermaine O'Neal, Eric Maynor, James Johnson, Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas, Stephen Jackson, Tiago Splitter, Dejuan Blair, Gary Neal, Sebastian Telfair, Randy Foye, Earl Watson, Jamaal Tinsley, Demarre Carroll, Martell Webster, Jason Collins, Leandro Barbosa, Cartier Martin, and A.J. Price.
I'll go through hopefully some time today and break this down by position (or one of you can). Before I get blasted, I know some of these guys are going to go for big bucks. All I'm saying is the free agent market will be rich and once we settle the Dwight Howard situation, we SHOULD see an influx of capable free agents coming here.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."