By Court Zierk @courtzierk on August 7, 2014
The free agency class is getting extremely thin, with mostly second-tier veterans still available. That said, there are still some players out there who make sense given the right situation. Here are my predictions for the landing spots of the best five remaining NBA free agents.
Rumors have been picking up speed over the past few days that Marion is leaning towards Cleveland as his final destination. I honestly feel like Marion could be the unheralded pickup that puts the Cavs over the top. He will add more veteran leadership, defensive toughness and some additional versatility.
Sessions has been realistically linked to one team, the Houston Rockets. The Rockets have little depth at the point guard position, especially after trading away Jeremy Lin earlier this summer. Sessions, a productive career journeyman, would be a great pickup for a Rockets team looking to compete in the brutal Western Conference.
The Clippers reportedly worked out Andray Blatche this week, and this seems to be a match made in heaven. The Clippers need depth in the frontcourt behind DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, and Blatche could be a perfect fit. Although Blatche’s agent later denied that the Clippers had indeed worked out the big man, I still think a deal gets done as it gives him the best chance to win.
The Lakers appear to be in the business of signing players with once promising careers who are now in perpetual decline. Say hello to the next guy on the list, Michael Beasley. In the Lakers' defense, Beasley would be a low-cost, high-reward type of signing. If he can muster up any of the talent that landed him as the No. 2 overall pick just six short years ago, the Lakers could find themselves a jewel.
Okay, this may be a bit of a stretch, but doesn’t it make perfect sense? The Spurs are the best team in the league, and they are sitting pretty in terms of cap space. It almost doesn’t seem fair. Picking up Allen would help to bolster an already robust outside shooting core, and would add another savvy veteran to the mix. Allen would be the type of guy who could come in and not impact the established chemistry. The rich get richer here.
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