• Michael Beasley can be of help to teams struggling to get more help on offense
  • Mario Chalmers may get wish to return to the NBA but needs to pass the workout first
  • Jamal Crawford could be a welcome addition

Teams in the NBA continue to scour the free-agent market for replacement players with most of their regulars either injured or grounded by the league’s health and safety protocols.

So far, there have been familiar names who have already been called up to 10-day deals.

Small as the opportunity may seem, it is their ticket back to the NBA that may reward them with a longer spell, depending on their performance.

Greg Monroe and even Joe Johnson are among the familiar names who have been signed so far.

However, there are still a lot of available players who could make sense for teams in need of help.

Michael Beasley

Michael Beasley has been often criticized for just wanting to shoot and not play defense.

Regardless, the 32-year-old could be of use for teams in need of firepower.

The former top pick teased a possible return on social media, making it clear that he is hungry to return to NBA action.

This was on the same day he was seen working out with other free agents in John Wall, Tyreke Evans and Mario Chalmers.

Beasley could be a short-term fix, worthy of a 10-day deal. What happens from there will depend on how efficient he would be during that tenure.

Michael Beasley
In 75 games last season, forward Michael Beasley averaged 10.1 points and 3.8 rebounds for the Phoenix Suns. Reuters

Mario Chalmers

Had it not been for an Achilles injury he sustained with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2016, Mario Chalmers could have been an asset for any team after rediscovering his groove at the time.

The 35-year-old had his best years with the Miami Heat, part of the champion teams of 2012 and 2013.

He could be a good pickup for teams in need of mature backcourt help.

Chalmers signed a deal with the Grand Rapids Gold, a clear indication of wanting to return to the NBA.

With the recent developments, he could get that chance but a workout is likely to be needed first.

Mario Chalmers
Nov 16, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers (6) motions to the crowd as he returns to the bench late in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at FedExForum. Memphis defeated Oklahoma City 122-114. Reuters/Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Jamal Crawford

Someone who has proven he still has the hops despite his age is Jamal Crawford.

Already 41 years pld, there is no doubt that the 6-foot-5 guard can still be of use to any team as a backup.

In 2019, he proved he can still contribute heavily. A 10-day deal would be fitting for Crawford, but going beyond that is unlikely.

Jamal Crawford
Jamal Crawford may have quietly ended his career by breaking Michael Jordan's old scoring record. Jamal Crawford #11 of the Phoenix Suns in action against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on February 25, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Getty Images/Michael Reaves