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Most Likely Destinations for Top Remaining NBA Free Agents

Max Staley
2019 NBA Finals - Game Five
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Even though most of the big-name players have already made their decisions this summer, arguably the most consequential NBA free agent, Kawhi Leonard, has yet to announce his decision.

However, Kawhi is not the only impact player who has yet to sign with a team. With that in mind, here are the most likely destinations for each of the top remaining NBA free agents.

4. Marcus Morris: Dallas Mavericks

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You certainly can't blame the Boston Celtics' inconsistencies last season on Marcus Morris. The grizzled veteran contributed 13.9 points per game (PPG) and 6.1 rebounds per game (RPG) while shooting 44.7 percent from the field. Morris plays with a ton of heart, and his ability as a scorer, rebounder, and defender should make him a valuable contributor next season. Morris could be the veteran leader that Dallas needs, and he should be able to secure a sizable role and contract with the team.

3. Danny Green: Toronto Raptors

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Danny Green has proven to be a remarkably clutch shooter when playing on the biggest stage. The Toronto Raptors' sharpshooter shot the lights out in Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors, hitting 6-of-10 from beyond the arc en route to a 123-109 victory. The Raptors would almost certainly like to retain Green's services, and a return to Toronto makes a ton of sense, especially if Kawhi joins him.

2. DeMarcus Cousins: Los Angeles Lakers

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DeMarcus Cousins reportedly hasn't received a ton of interest this summer, which is surprising given his immense talent. While he didn't look like himself last season, you have to attribute much of that to the Achilles injury he suffered in 2017. Speaking of 2017, Cousins was playing alongside Lakers' new star Anthony Davis then, and a reunion between these two makes sense if Los Angeles strikes out on Kawhi.

1. Kawhi Leonard: Toronto Raptors

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After winning his second NBA title, and becoming a hero to the entire country of Canada, it's hard to imagine Kawhi leaving the Raptors. Of course, Kawhi may be the toughest NBA star to get a read on in quite some time, but most reports have him deciding between the Lakers and Raptors. At this point, a starring role on a title contender could be more appealing than trying to figure out how to play alongside LeBron James and Davis.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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