Training camps are well underway, but a handful of capable role players remain unsigned.
Injuries cannot be predicted, so it is imperative that each team has sufficient depth at every position.
Even if teams are able to stay injury free, starters still need to rest, and the majority of benches could use an upgrade.
The remaining free agents are waiting for an opportunity, which could come via an injury or the poor play of players already on NBA rosters.
The veterans that remain unsigned are in a tough spot because teams with lower expectations are better off playing younger players that give them a chance to become a better team in the future.
Each player on this list has found a fair amount of success in their career and has the experience that GMs like to see when signing players in time-sensitive situations.