Top 15 NBA Free Agents Who Could Help Your Favorite Team

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Top 15 NBA Free Agents Who Could Help Your Favorite Team

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The NBA season is almost here. Teams have started training camps, and the rosters are being finalized. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t still moves that your team can make to improve. There are still plenty of quality, proven players sitting around waiting for the right team to give them a call and bring them into camp.

Most of those players are of the aging veteran type. They might not be the players they were in the past, but they still have plenty to offer a team. If a team considers themselves a contender, it can never hurt to bolster the bench and bring in someone who can offer stability and leadership in the locker room.

But, there are still players out there for your team if they happen to be in the dreaded rebuilding mode. There are always young players that other teams have given up on. They may have the talent to play in the league, but they haven’t shown it on a consistent basis. Usually, those kind of players just need a change of scenery to get their act together and live up to their potential.

The NBA always has some good, available free agents at this time of the year. There are only so many spots on each team, meaning good players can find themselves on the outside looking in. Good teams, like the San Antonio Spurs, are constantly bringing in players who can help improve their roster. Every now and then those players even end up being more than just backups and benchwarmers.

These are the 15 available NBA free agents that can help your team this season.

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15. Rodrigue Beaubois

Rodrigue Beaubois
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Once thought of as the future point guard for the Dallas Mavericks, Rodrigue Beaubois may just need a change of scenery to reach his potential.

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14. Leandro Barbosa

Leandro Barbosa
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Still one of the fastest players with the ball in his hands, Leandro Barbosa is the kind of explosive offensive player that can give a boost off the bench.

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13. Ivan Johnson

Ivan Johnson
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Team's love toughness, and nobody is as tough under the basket as Ivan Johnson.

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12. DeShawn Stevenson

DeShawn Stevenson
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Every team needs a defensive stopper, and DeShawn Stevenson thinks he can stop anyone in the league. Even though he really can't, that kind of confidence off the bench is never a bad thing.

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11. Chris Wilcox

Chris Wilcox
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Chris Wilcox averaged 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in limited action for the Boston Celtics last year.

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10. Chris Duhon

Chris Duhon
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Chris Duhon can provide veteran leadership and depth off the bench.

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9. Sebastian Telfair

Sebastian Telfair
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Sebastian Telfair came into the league with plenty of hype, but he has failed to find a long-term home. He's not a solution to any problem, but he can give a team some fairly reliable ball-handling off the bench.

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8. Drew Gooden

Drew Gooden
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Drew Gooden's best days are certainly behind him, but he can still provide some defense and rebounding to a second unit.

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7. Marquis Daniels

Marquis Daniels
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Despite losing several seasons to injuries the last few years, Marquis Daniels can help your team this year. He started 33 games, averaged 5.5 points in just 18 minutes and played good defense last year for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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6. Luke Walton

Luke Walton
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It's crazy to me that Luke Walton is a veteran already. I can't believe I'm about to say this, but he can actually provide some leadership and hustle off the bench.

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5. Tyrus Thomas

Tyrus Thomas
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Tyrus Thomas has been a bust so far in his NBA career, but he still has the talent that made him the fourth overall pick in 2006. He's worth a roster spot on the off chance he gets his act together.

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4. Daequan Cook

Daequan Cook
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Three-point shooters who spread the floor are all the rage in the league right now, and Daequan Cook is a career .359 from beyond the arc.

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3. Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton
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Richard Hamilton may not be the complete player he was a few years ago, but teams can always use someone who can come off the bench and make shots.

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2. Jason Collins

Jason Collins
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Jason Collins has a career average of 3.8 rebounds a game and plays good interior defense. He deserves a spot on an NBA roster.

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1. Jamaal Tinsley

Jamaal Tinsley
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NBA teams are always looking for reliable ball-handling help. Jamaal Tinsley started 32 games and averaged 4.4 assists for the Utah Jazz last year.

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