Top NBA Veterans Still on the Market

Kamille SimmonsContributor IIINovember 2, 2012

Tracy McGrady last season with the Atlanta Hawks
Tracy McGrady last season with the Atlanta HawksJonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The 2012 NBA regular season is already under way but there are still some veteran free agents who haven’t been claimed. And the names might surprise you, like: 


Josh Howard

Howard has been in the league for nine years and had his best seasons with Dallas before being sent to the Wizards midway through the 2009-10 season.

He’s battled with knee injuries for the last couple years, but he played well last season for Utah, scoring just under nine points a game. He went 4-5 in Game 2 of the NBA playoffs last season the Jazz, as the team was swept in the first round by San Antonio.

Howard averages a career 14.5 PPG and is another player who could be beneficial to a team coming off the bench.


Michael Redd

Redd came off the bench for the Suns last season and scored just over eight points a game.

The 33-year-old veteran has been in the league for 12-years, his best seasons coming a few years after his start in Milwaukee. After being with the Bucks his entire career, he was sent to Phoenix last season.

He’s another player who has battled with knee injuries, which made him miss out on the majority of his last two seasons with Milwaukee.

He’s also another player who would provide some scoring off the bench. He has a career average of 19 PPG and was healthy enough last season to average 16 MPG in his 51 games played with the Suns.