2009 NBA All-Free Agent Team
Currently there are many NBA teams in need of players at a position. Personally, I feel there are many free agents that could currently help an NBA team.
This week, the Nets released point guard Rafer Alston, and Alston was signed very quickly after his release by the Miami Heat. How is it that Alston gets signed right after being released, yet none of these current free agents have been on an NBA team yet this year?
Many current NBA free agents have had somewhat good careers so far. For example, Wally Szczerbiak and Desmond Mason are two players that have established themselves as pretty good NBA players, yet both are current NBA free agent small forwards.
Here is the 2009 NBA All-Free Agent Team, consisting of the best free agent at each position.
Point Guard- Stephon Marbury
Some of you may disagree with my choice at point guard just because Marbury causes problems for teams. But last year as a Celtic, Marbury acted suprisingly pretty well.
Other free agent point guards include former Clipper Shaun Livingston, NBA journeyman Brevin Knight, former member of the Jazz Keith McLeod, and former Wizard Antonio Daniels.
Marbury was originally selected with the fourth overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Bucks. Marbury has had a very good NBA career, but has caused problems on many of the teams he has been on.
Marbury has been a member of six NBA teams, including the Celtics, Knicks, Nets, Timberwolves, and Suns. Marbury has been in two All-Star games in 2001 and 2003 and is a two-time member of the All-NBA Third Team.
Last year, as a member of the Celtics, Marbury averaged 3.8 points per game, 3.3 assists per game and 1.2 rebounds per game in 18 minutes per game.
Shooting Guard- Rashad McCants
McCants is most likely the best NBA free agent shoting guard. Other free agent shooting guards include former Mavericks Jerry Stackhouse and Greg Buckner.
McCants was selected 14th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. McCants was a member of the Timberwolves until last season when they traded him to the Kings along with Calvin Booth for Shelden Williams and Bobby Brown.
McCants has had a pretty good NBA career so far, averaging over 10 points per game in his career. McCants even scored 14.9 points per game during the 2007-2008 NBA season. Last year as a member of the Kings, McCants averaged 10.3 points per game along with two rebounds per game in 19.4 minutes per game.
Small Forward- Wally Szczerbiak
Szczerbiak is the player that I feel is currently the best NBA free agent. Other free agent small forwards include former Grizzly Darius Miles and former King Desmond Mason
Szczerbiak was selected sixth overall in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Szczerbiak has also been a member of the Celtics, SuperSonics, and, most recently, the Cavaliers.
One problem with Szczerbiak is that he gets injured very frequently. In Szczerbiak's NBA career he has averaged 14.1 points per game, four rebounds per game, and 2.4 assists per game. Last year, Szczerbiak had his worst scoring year of his NBA career, only averaging seven points per game, though he played his most games in a season since 2004-2005.
Power Forward- Mikki Moore
The power forward and center positions are somewhat subpar this season. Other free agent power forwards include former member of the Thunder Ryan Bowen and former King Melvin Ely.
Moore made his NBA debut during the 1998-1999 NBA season as a member of the Pistons. Moore has played on many teams in his NBA career including the Nets, Celtics, Kings, and Warriors.
In Moore's NBA career he has averaged around four rebounds per game and six points per game. Last season as a member of the Celtics, he averaged 4.8 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game.
Center- Chris Mihm
The center is quite a subpar position to find a good free agent at this year. Other free agent centers include former Hawk Lorenzen Wright and former King Calvin Booth. Former Jazz C Greg Ostertag may be a player some teams also look at because Ostertag has recently spoken about an NBA comeback.
Mihm was selected seventh overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Mihm has also been a member of the Cavaliers, Celtics, Lakers. He most recently was a member of the Grizzlies but never played in a game due to a right ankle injury.
Mihm has averaged 7.5 points per game with 5.3 rebounds per game and a block per game in his NBA career. Last year with the Lakers, Mihm averaged two points per game along with 1.9 rebounds per game.