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10 notable NBA players not on team rosters right now

A list of NBA players without teams heading into the new season.

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Top 5 / Top 10 20 Oct 2017, 11:07 IST
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Deron Williams didn't receive a contract this summer despite playing backup for the Cavaliers in 2017
Deron Williams didn't receive a contract this summer despite playing backup for the Cavaliers in 2017

The flurry of activities surrounding the NBA free agency has come and gone. Players have found new homes, others have moved while some have been displaced by rookies with guaranteed contracts from the recent NBA draft, international prospects, and other foreign-based players.

The influx of new players into the league guarantees a displacement of around 20% or more of the existing number of established players (players with a minimum of 5 years NBA experience). Though there’s a chance-performance or injury related, that these players make it back into the league as the season progresses.

Below are the best 10 notable players that can still make a difference on some teams in the league, but are absent on all current team rosters. 


#10 Ty Lawson


Sacramento Kings v New York Knicks
Ty Lawson.

Drafted with the 18th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, Ty Lawson’s career trajectory recently took a bad turn with numerous off-court issues - domestic violence and DUI's.

He might have just drunk himself out of the league. Teams gave him chances to resuscitate his career to no avail. In the right frame of mind, Lawson was a low-risk floor general that was regarded as one of the NBA’s better traditional point guards.

He last played for the Kings averaging 9.9 points and 4.8 assists in 25.1 minutes per game. Whether he ran out of second chances remains to be seen.

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