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5 Big-Name NBA Veterans That Are Still Free Agents

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Every year teams across the league round out their rosters with veteran role players looking for either a chance to win a ring or play an important role mentoring young players on a bad team. Even with NBA training camps underway, there's still a good group of players available to be signed. 

5. Joe Johnson

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Joe Johnson signed with the title-contending Rockets last year but never really made an impact. He didn't get the minutes he anticipated down the stretch. That's not to say Johnson still can't contribute on a winning team. He played good minutes for the Utah Jazz in 2016-2017. Although he's a ball-stopping iso player, he can still be a spot-up shooter and veteran presence in the locker room. 

4. Nick "Swaggy P" Young

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Swaggy P, despite being a valuable role player for the Warriors championship run, remains without a team. Young is young enough where he shouldn't be qualified as a real aging veteran. Almost any team looking for wing shooting depth can be helped by Young, as long as they can tolerate his occasional immaturity.

3. Jason Terry

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The Jet is still flying around the NBA and at a respectable level we might add. Playing last season in Milwaukee he was still able to provide valuable bench minutes. He's one of the best, if not the best, older locker room leaders left in this league. Signing back with the Bucks would probably be a good move for him. He's more important to the development of those young guys behind closed doors that anyone could imagine. 

2. Aaron Afflalo

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Afflalo has always been a solid player on both sides of the ball. He's only 32 years old so he definitely has a good amount of basketball left in him. Similar to Young, Afflalo can be of good use to almost any team looking for three-and-d depth, which in today's NBA every team is.

1. Jamal Crawford

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There might not be a more popular aging veteran in the NBA than Crawford. He is a fit anywhere. Crawford is currently a free agent by choice. It's being reported as many as four or five teams have offered him contracts that he is deciding between. The season starts in less than three weeks. Don't be surprised if you see him officially ink a deal in the next week or so. 


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