10. Nickeil Alexander-Walker, SG
The 6-foot-6 Nickeil Alexander-Walker has played for four teams in four seasons. The combo guard has shown flashes of great play, but is wildly inconsistent and isn’t good defensively. The Philadelphia 76ers might be able to take a flier on him if the free agency market becomes thin and the cost to sign him would be minimum.
9. Ayo Dosunmu, G
The Bulls were able to get a steal by selecting Ayo Dosunmu in the second round of the 2021 NBA draft. Despite the 6-foot-5 guard dipping in his 3-point percentage this past season, there’s little reason why the Bulls won’t bring him back.
“The two-time All-Defensive wing couldn’t play next to Embiid due to his lack of outside shooting, but in Portland, the 6-foot-5 can play with more freedom…”
8. Matisse Thybulle, G/F
The Philadelphia 76ers traded Matisse Thybulle to the Blazers this past season and the move was necessary for both sides. The two-time All-Defensive wing couldn’t play next to Embiid due to his lack of outside shooting, but in Portland, the 6-foot-5 can play with more freedom and doesn’t have to worry about spacing as much.
7. Tre Jones, PG
The 6-foot-1 point guard had a breakout season with the Spurs this past year. He’s a solid point guard in every respect with his only flaw being he’s a terrible 3-point shooter. However, that shouldn’t stop the Spurs from being him back. He could improve or if he doesn’t then he’s a great backup.
6. Rui Hachimura, PF
After being a lottery pick for the Washington Wizards back in 2019, the Wizards gave up on Rui Hachimura and traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers this past season. The 6-foot-8 forward may not have scored as much with the Lakers but he played the best basketball of his career. It is hard to imagine that Los Angeles will let him walk in free agency.