The NBA 2019 free agency was perhaps one of the best in recent years. Some even claim that this free agency period was the most exciting one that they have ever seen.
After such a flurry of high profile trades and transfers, it is easy to forget that the free agency is still going on, 20 days in. While there are no All-Star players left- Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Kemba Walker, and Kawhi Leonard have all made their moves. But there are still some few players available that could make a difference:
#1. Carmelo Anthony
Nobody has any idea what Anthony is going to do. He had only 10 appearances for the Rockets in 2018-19 and then decided he wasn’t a good fit for the team and stepped away. He was sent on a trade to Chicago, and then released.
Stephen A. Smith lost it back when Max said Blake Griffin was better than Carmelo Anthony😂 pic.twitter.com/Grc3doQM5b
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) July 18, 2019
At 35 years, Anthony isn’t getting any younger either. Many feel he should retire, but there is still value in him- especially coming of the bench and providing a spark.
#2. Kenneth Faried
Faried is a hustler- he packs an incredible amount of energy, that often makes up for his size. He can block shots, catch lobs and grab onto rebounds extremely well.
Lakers fans when they sign Cousins, Jamal Crawford and Kenneth Faried pic.twitter.com/EeK9sS5Wmu
— Hoop Fiends 🏀💉 (@hoopfiends) July 6, 2019
Faried didn’t have the best of seasons with the Nets in 2018-19, but he was much better at the Rockets, averaging 12.9 points and 8.2 rebounds.
#3. Thabo Sefolosha
Sefolosha’s versatility makes him so valuable a player- he essentially is put anywhere on a lineup. Regardless of the team, tell Sefolosha his role, and he will perform it to the best of his abilities.
The Sixers and Thabo Sefolosha have a mutual interest. A team source told me that “he is on the list” which is consistent with everything I’ve heard up until this point. I won’t be surprised if he’s on the team in 2019-20, but nothing is final yet.
— Brian Michael Jacobs (@BrianMikeJacobs) July 20, 2019
One big concern with him is his durability- he has played 70+ games only five times in his fifteen-year career.