5 unsigned NBA free agents who could still help a contender

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Unsigned free agents who could still help a contender: 1. Trendon Watford

Earlier this summer, the Portland Trail Blazers announced they had waived forward Trendon Watford. During his two seasons with the Trail Blazers, Watford was very productive. Across 110 games, Watford averaged 7.5 points and 4 rebounds in just 18.6 minutes.

Even though Watford isn’t a star, he can provide quality minutes in the regular season, which would help keep the minutes of proven starters down. According to Forbes’ Morten Stig Jensen, Watford is, “one of those guys who can offer tremendous long-term value from the bench, and potentially develop into a highly important role player, which virtually all teams would be happy to have around.”

It’s almost unbelievable that a productive 22-year-old with a diverse skill set like Watford is just chilling in the free-agent pool. A team like the Brooklyn Nets could use Watford’s size as well as his playmaking ability in the frontcourt. It’ll be fascinating to see who Watford suits up for next season and what he’s able to do with that change of scenery.

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