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A number of NBA veterans hit the free agent market on Sunday after formally approving the waivers.
Paul Garcia of Project Spurs shared the complete list, which is composed of Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat, Zach Randolph and Greg Monroe. All players are eligible to sign contracts with new teams:
The following players have cleared the waivers and are now able to sign free agent contracts:
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The redemption market is a regular way for cash-starved teams to improve their lineup for the final round of the season. The Indiana Pacers signed Wesley Matthews official Sunday, and the Detroit Pistons confirmed they added Wayne Ellington on Saturday.
Morris is a wild card given his injury situation. The Washington Wizards announced on Jan. 3 that he had been diagnosed with transient cervical neuropathy and had been ruled out for at least six weeks. Yahoo Sports & # 39; Chris Haynes reported Thursday that Morris was planning to receive a second opinion on his neck injury.
The 29-year-old has averaged 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds and is shooting 33.3 percent over the arc. He could be useful on the bench for a team in the running.
Gortat and Monroe fall in the same boat. They are offensive players whose best days are behind them. Gortat averaged 5.0 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Los Angeles Clippers, while Monroe scored 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 38 games with the Toronto Raptors.
The mediocre defense of Gortat and Monroe would also make them responsible on the field late in the matches. Monroe (28) seems more likely to take another shot before the old Gortat (34), but none would add much value at this point of the year.
Randolph, meanwhile, did not even appear in a game after the Sacramento Kings decided to focus on their youngest players on the field. It could be this year's version of Kendrick Perkins, an experienced veteran whose role is primarily to lead locker rooms and enforce rights on the ground.