NBA Free Agents 2011: Top Big Men Available After Nene Signed with Nuggets
Now that Nene, this season's most coveted free agent, has re-signed with the Denver Nuggets, the crop of free agent big men has thinned out considerably.
Teams looking for a game-changer or an impact type of guy may have waited too long. What's left on the market are a few big men that can help teams fill certain roles.
Here's a look at what's left.
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Dalembert is the top big man left on the market and his salary demands may have cost him a few opportunities so far.
His market could be down to Dallas and Houston who both need a big man, but he may be looking at a one-year deal at this point.
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Usually big men that are coming off a season in which they posted career highs in averaging a double-double would create a good bit of interest, but the market on Humphries has been very quiet.
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Smith is one of those role players available. He's not a real good shooter or scorer, but is a productive player that does a lot of the little things that coaches like.
There hasn't been much of a market for him, but when some team eventually scoops him up they will get a decent player.
Murphy is a decent big man when healthy and is capable of giving teams some productive minutes off the bench.
There's also no current market for him, but I'd expect him to find a home sometime before the season begins.