LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and the other big names are off the board, but that doesn't mean teams can't still land some good value in 2014's free-agency bonanza.
There are plenty of solid role players available, many of whom could be had a discount. One such option is forward Shawn Marion.
He's not quite the athlete, defender or finisher he once was, which is why he may not be signed yet. The fact that he's still available is something Marion insists he's not worried about.
Shawn Marion says he's not thinking about free agency now, but is enjoying his 1st born -- a son who will be 3 months old on Thursday.— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) July 15, 2014
If Marion is able to pry himself away from family, he could be a rotation piece on a team looking to contend, even at 36.
Last season, he started all 76 of the games he appeared in, averaging 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His three-point percentage of 35.8 was his best since the 2002-03 campaign.
At this point in his career, you have to imagine that's the kind of situation he's looking for. With only a couple years of NBA basketball left, Marion will likely want to play for a contender. A team already in the hunt or on the fringe, with plenty of veterans would be ideal.