Top 5 Remaining NBA Free Agents

Jalen Brunson has gone to New York; PJ Tucker left Miami for Philadelphia; Deandre Ayton and Zach LaVine re-upped with their own teams. The biggest free agent deals have already been done. But that doesn't mean there aren't some useful pieces still out there on the market. 

A look now at the Top 5 remaining NBA free agents, as of August 25th.

*One note before we get started: Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges is not on this list, due to his unpleasant and still-outstanding legal issues.

1. Collin Sexton (Restricted)

Still just 23, and one year removed from a 24-point-per-game season, Sexton and the Cleveland Cavaliers are both interested in a reunion, but the holdup has been how each side perceives his value. He also missed all but 11 games last season with a torn meniscus, which could make Cleveland or other teams a bit hesitant.

2. Montrezl Harrell (Unrestricted)

The burly center is a top notch rebounder, and can score down low. He brings a ton of energy off the bench. Was NBA's 6th Man Of The Year in 2020.

3. Dennis Schröder (Unrestricted)

Schröder cost himself a ton of money last year, when he reportedly turned down an $84M extension from the Los Angeles Lakers early in 2021, only to have to settle for the mid-level exception of $5.9M from the Boston Celtics. He performed well for the Celts before getting moved to Houston, and he can bring some scoring and playmaking off the bench. But he'll need to accept the fact that he isn't a No. 1 option. 

4. LaMarcus Aldridge (Unrestricted)

After nearly hanging it up a couple of years back, the 37-year-old big man has proven he can still offer some quality minutes up front, and knock down mid-range jumpers with the best of them. 

5. Carmelo Anthony (Unrestricted)

The former 10-time All-Star has willingly accepted his new role off the bench at his advanced age, and has flourished in it. He averaged 13.3 points for the Lakers last season, knocking down 37.5% of his 3-point attempts (41% the year before with Portland).

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