Free Agency

The five best unrestricted free agents still available

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Michael Beasley, Jamal Crawford (Getty Images)

The biggest names on the free agency board have already decided where they'll be next season. Whereas the likes of Paul George, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul are staying put, LeBron James, DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan shocked the world by announcing that they are joining new teams.

What's left are mostly less impactful free agents, albeit ones who can still contribute to teams in need of shooting, playmaking or defense.

From Michael Beasley to Jamal Crawford, here are the five best unrestricted free agents still available...

Michael Beasley

Season stats: 13.2 points, 0.5 3-pointers, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game

What he brings: Isolation scoring

Teams in need of some firepower off the bench should take a look at Beasley. The No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, Beasley has become a go-to scorer who is comfortable creating his shot in isolation and the post. The Knicks' offense improved by 2.0 points per 100 possessions with him on the court last season.

Dwyane Wade

Season stats: 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.9 steals per game

What he brings: Playmaking

Wade isn't the player he once was, but the future Hall of Famer still has some gas left in the tank. He looked like a Sixth Man of the Year candidate in the early part of the 2017-18 season before he returned to Miami, where he gave the Heat a much-needed scoring punch off the bench in the playoffs with 16.6 points per game.

Jahlil Okafor

Season stats: 6.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.6 blocks, 0.4 assists per game

What he brings: Youth

Only three years removed from being the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft, Okafor still brings some intrigue as a low post scorer. Even though he's unlikely to live up to his draft selection, he has the tools to be an impact player off the bench in ways similar to the next player on this list.

Greg Monroe

Season stats: 10.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.5 blocks per game

What he brings: Low post offense

The days of Monroe being paid almost $20 million per season are over, and yet he still has value as a low post scorer off the bench. The 6-foot-11 big man is coming off of a season in which he dished out 5.2 assists per 100 possessions, ranking him 13th amongst centers.

Jamal Crawford

Season stats: 10.3 points, 2.3 assists, 1.2 rebounds, 1.3 3-pointers per game

What he brings: Microwave scoring

Crawford is a walking bucket-getter who can still be relied on to score double-figures off the bench. His efficiency dropped last season - something to be expected at his age - but he still made 37.6 percent of his catch-and-shoot 3-point attempts and 41.4 percent of his 2-point pull-up attempts.

Honorable mention

Trevor Booker - Booker is an eight-year veteran who isn't afraid to mix it up on the boards and step out to the 3-point line.

Nick Young - Young hit 39.6 percent of his catch-and-shoot 3-point attempts in his lone season with the Warriors.

Vince Carter - A future Hall of Famer who made 38.2 percent of his catch-and-shoot 3-point attempts last season, this will likely be Carter's final season if he returns.

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