The NBA free-agency pool has thinned out considerably since teams began signing players less than a month ago, but a handful of organizations are still looking to augment their rosters.
Per Spotrac, an even two-thirds of the league is over the salary cap already. Even so, not all the buyers left at this juncture will come from that group of 10 teams with money in hand.
Take the Philadelphia 76ers, the most drastic example. Given their youth movement and tank-reliant long-term plan, using their available dollars on veteran talent isn't in their best interest.
That's not good news for those remaining available players, whose values will deflate in accordance with demand. With capped-out postseason hopefuls filling out the list of open-market pursuers, expect the majority of the deals still to come to be for the league minimum.
But there are also the two confounding restricted free-agent cases to consider: Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe. The two young borderline stars have yet to sign, and the scarcity of spending money out there makes their respective situations all the more awkward. Where they go and for how much will be matters of circumstance and compromise.