5 unsigned NBA free agents who could still help a contender

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With 39 deals made on the first day alone, free agency waits for no one. Who among the unsigned NBA free agents can help a team compete for a championship?

It may feel like the ‘free agency frenzy‘ and all the fun of early July has worn off, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Plenty of players stand idly by as unsigned free agents. For teams still looking to contend, these unsigned free agents are still available.

Unsigned NBA free agents who could still help a contender: 5. Justise Winslow

Winslow has played eight seasons for four teams. Despite Winslow bouncing around the league, he showed signs there was still gas left in the tank this past season. Before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in December, Winslow was a regular in the Portland Trail Blazers rotation.

Aside from being a versatile wing defender, the 27-year-old Duke product can absorb contact and finish at the rim as well. He makes up for his lack of reliable 3-point shooting with reliable playmaking. All in all, he’s got role-player traits worthy of investment.

In a lineup with shooters and another playmaker, Winslow has a chance to thrive as a distributor, cutter, and defender.