At this point in the NBA season, some teams are already struggling due to injuries. The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate for a point guard, and too many teams are lacking in the size department. Despite these needs, free-agent players ready and willing to work remain unsigned.
The lack of capable free agents being signed this season is borderline sad. Guys like Kenyon Martin (pictured, left) may be getting up there in years, but still provide valuable experience and tough defense. For some reason or another, they remain unemployed.
It's simply puzzling as to why these players have yet to land a contract. Teams have needs, these players can fill them, but no money is spent to give them a deal. Last I checked, having a key player injured at a position was enough reason to fill that void by any means necessary.
What with so many teams suffering injury woes early on in the season, GMs would be wise to troll the free-agent market and not just wait things out. In doing so, they would be surprised at just who is available.