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Most of the good players have already been signed, but you'll know the names on this list of remaining free agents.


With most contracts already signed and NBA rosters nearing their limits, pickings are increasingly slim on the free agent market. Fans might be surprised by the number of they're familiar with that are still available, though, even though NBA teams have decided to pass on them for reasons other than their name value.

We've compiled the most notable remaining free agents, ranging from guys hoping for a second chance to former All-Stars seeking a final taste of the NBA life. Some of these guys could end up contributing to NBA rosters this season, but just as many could end up overseas or retired.

Here's a list of notable players with five-plus years of NBA experience still on the market.

Leandro Barbosa: Injuries ended last season for Barbosa, but he can still be a useful scorer off the bench when healthy. No longer able to penetrate defenses like before, the Brazilian guard still brings above-average shooting to the table and he's just 30 years old. Assuming he can get healthy, Barbosa could be an intriguing addition for somebody.

Raja Bell: After sitting out the 2012-13 season despite spending most of it under contract with Utah, Bell could earn some interest given his skill set. Not quite as athletic as he once was, the 36-year-old still displayed solid shooting touch last time he took the court and always works on defense. He's a classic 3-and-D wing.

Marquis Daniels: The past couple seasons have robbed Daniels of the athleticism that made him a somewhat efficient scorer earlier in his career, but he continued to earn playing time with the Bucks in 2012-13 thanks to his defense. We'll see if that happens somewhere again this season.

Daniel Gibson: Once a key sidekick for LeBron James in Cleveland, Gibson struggled to expand his game when the world's best player headed to Miami. An excellent three-point shooter, he's knocked down 41 percent of his career attempts from beyond the arc ... but doesn't do much else.

Drew Gooden: Just three years ago, the Bucks gave Gooden a five-year, $32 million contract only to quickly regret the ill-advised decision. Milwaukee finally cut bait with the forward last month after getting just 107 games played in the past three seasons and he became an unrestricted free agent after clearing waivers. Not too long ago, the 31-year-old was a decent post scorer and rebounder so he'll probably find a deal -- even after a season full of DNP-CDs.

Richard Hamilton: After falling out of favor with Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau last season, Hamilton finds himself a free agent this summer. He tweeted last month that he had multiple options to continue his career, but there haven't been many reports about the 35-year-old. No longer the savvy scorer that made Hamilton a three-time All-Star, he'll have to convince teams his shooting can rebound after a shaky season.

Al Harrington: Since clearing waivers after being released by Orlando last month, we haven't heard much about Harrington. He could help a number of teams looking for a Stretch 4, though. He was a top reserve for the Nuggets in 2011-12 while averaging 14.4 points per game and could provide fill a similar role next season if he's past the injuries.

Dahntay Jones: After splitting the 2012-13 season between Dallas and Atlanta, Jones hasn't garnered much interest this summer. He's still a rugged defender, but his mediocre rebounding, passing and shooting skills haven't gotten better with age.

Corey Maggette: Maggette was supposed to fill a mentoring role with the Pistons last season, but that doesn't overshadow his struggles on the court. Detroit is surely done with the 33-year-old after adding Josh Smith, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Luigi Datome this offseason so this could spell the end for a player who averaged 20 points per game from 2004-10.

Tracy McGrady: One of the most electrifying players of his generation, McGrady narrowly missed out on getting his first ring last season with the San Antonio Spurs. Now a fringe player with declining skills, the 34-year-old could head back to China next season -- a place where he's massively popular from his days starring with the Yao Ming-led Rockets.

Lamar Odom: Ever since being dealt from the Lakers in 2011, Odom has seen his career deteriorate to unimaginable proportions. One of the most versatile players in the league during his peak in Los Angeles, Odom worked his way into a reserve role with the Clippers last season but never showed the ability that made him Sixth Man of the Year two years ago. We'll see if some team banks on the 33-year-old's return to form.

Vladimir Radmanovic: If the sweet-shooting big man is going to get another gig next season, he'll have to show he hasn't lost his touch. A highly efficient long range shooter throughout his career, Radmanovic shot just 5-of-27 (18 percent) from three-point range in limited action with the Chicago Bulls in 2012-13.

Jerry Stackhouse: It's easy to forget that Stackhouse led the NBA in scoring during the 2000-01 season, but he was quite the volume scorer once upon a time. Now simply a long body that can hit the occasional three and knocks down free-throws at a high rate, here's where we'll point out his 9.6 PER over the past five years.

Tyrus Thomas: Considering his career arc, it's crazy to remember that Thomas is just 26 years old. Once seemingly on his way to becoming an elite defender to the extent that Charlotte gave him $40 million, his downfall over the past three years has been as stark as any in the league. Now a free agent after being amnestied by the Bobcats, he's received interest from the Knicks ... but most teams seem to have recognized he won't reach his potential.

Jamaal Tinsley: The longtime starting point guard for the Pacers spent last season in a surprisingly large role with the Jazz. Unfortunately he shot below 40 percent from the field for the fourth time in five seasons, though, so he leaves a lot to be desired.

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