5 NBA free agents who could still help teams during the 2023-24 season

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NBA free agents that could still help teams – John Wall

There’s no denying that it’s been a rough couple of seasons for John Wall. Not only has he missed two entire seasons – one due to an Achilles injury and another due to him sitting out – but he has not played more than 41 games since the 2016-17 NBA season. The guard is coming off a subpar season with the LA Clippers and has generated little interest, but that could change.

Even if Wall is not the player he once was or even close to it, he could still help teams in a smaller role as a backup point guard. Even in the smallest role of his career this past season, the veteran averaged 5.2 assists per game. He could provide more ball-handling and facilitating as a reserve for most teams across the league. He can also put points on the board from time to time.

Wall would be an incredibly low-risk candidate for teams to take a flyer on. Several teams could use a veteran backup ball-handler of Wall’s caliber right now, as he’s the best available option on the market. To make a long story short, Wall is still 32 years old and could help a team in the right environment, but it ultimately remains to be seen if he will get a shot.