Even though it feels like the NBA free-agency period should be over, there are still several big names out there that have gone shockingly unsigned. While they are still technically big names, even the buzz about their options is beginning to diminish as the season gets closer.
Players like Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard and Derek Fisher were big-time, important players earlier in their careers. Now, though, they each remain unsigned, which is alarming given how little time remains until the 2012-13 NBA season starts.
Training camp will produce injuries and problems that will spur many teams to look toward these free agents for help. However, those possibilities, while they exist, seem like a very shaky foundation for the future of an NBA career.