Other Notable Free Agents.
Jordan Farmar, Lakers - Farmar doesn't shoot particularly well from the field (43% FG, 36% 3PT), doesn't average enough assists for a point guard (4.3 per 36 minutes), and perhaps worst of all, still couldn't beat out the ancient Derek Fisher for the starting job in his fourth season.
Raja Bell, Warriors - Bell is a smart decision-maker, ranking among the league leaders in turnover rate, a reliable outside shooter (41% 3PT), and one of the best defenders in the NBA. The 33-year-old would provide a much-needed aggressive veteran presence (not to mention, Kobe Bryant hatred) in the Kings' locker room, but it's just hard to imagine he'd want come to Sacramento after he electing to undergo the season-ending wrist surgery rather than suit up for the lowly Warriors after getting traded. I'll be honest — I just really wanted to post that picture.
Roger Mason, Jr., Spurs - After a career-year in 2008-09, Mason averaged a forgettable 6.3 points (39% FG, 33% 3PT) per game in the regular season and a putrid 0.5 points (8% FG, 13% 3PT) in 10.2 minutes per game in the playoffs. As a one-dimensional perimeter shooter, the 29-year-old would add some experience, but hardly any versatility or playmaking to the Kings' backcourt.
Nate Robinson, Celtics - The high-flying, 5'9" dynamo can score and knock down an occasional three-pointer (36% 3PT) — not to mention sell a few tickets — but his paltry 4.1 assists per 36 minutes and physical stature curtail his minutes as much as his volatile attitude. I was all for signing last offseason, but with a slew of available guards this summer, the Kings should have better options than the talented but extremely immature 26-year-old.
Rasual Butler, Clippers - Butler averaged a career-best 11.9 points last season, but nearly half of his field goal attempts come from behind the arc, where he shot a mediocre 36% over his career. Outside of shooting, he's put up just 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assist per 36 minutes, which, unbelievably enough, is worse than Kyle Korver.
T.J. Ford, Pacers (Restricted - $8.5 million Player Option) - An older, more injury-prone version of Kyle Lowry, Ford is a lightning-quick, pass-first point guard without much of an outside shot (44% FG, 26% 3PT). As much as the 27-year-old would love to get out of Indiana, where he was temporarily relegated to third-string duty, it's hard to imagine he'd forfeit that much money to test the free agent waters.
Michael Redd, Bucks - (Restricted - $18.3 million Early Termination Option) - Something tells me the soon-to-be-31-year-old Redd, who's quickly gone from being underrated to one of the most overpaid players in the league, won't exercise his option after appearing in just 51 games over the last two seasons combined.
Carlos Arroyo, Heat - Arroyo returned to the NBA after a year in Israel, and was arguably the worst part-time starting point guard in the NBA last season — 7.5 points (28% 3PT) and 4.3 assists in 34 starts. After playing on six teams in eight years, he could provide some veteran experience in the locker room, but not much on the court.
Tracy McGrady, Knicks / Allen Iverson, 76ers - If he can stay healthy, the former All-Star could be a steal — oh, who am I kidding? We're done here.