• The 2022 free agent pool still contains names that could be instant game-changers
  • Collin Sexton is the only restricted free agent on the list
  • Most of these names could run it back with their teams from last season

The 2022-23 NBA season is slowly starting to take shape after most major free agents have made decisions as to where they will be playing, but there are still those without a team just yet.

Here are six players who have yet to sign with a team this offseason.

C/PF Montrezl Harrell

Montrezl Harrell, the former Louisville Cardinal, enjoyed a major spell with the Washington Wizards for much of the 2021-22 season before being traded at the trade deadline to the Charlotte Hornets and he still does not have a team.

Working best as a big man off the bench, Harrell is a consistent presence inside the paint while also having a decent skillset on the offensive side of the ball.

The Miami Heat could be Harrell’s next destination according to sources after the departure of PJ Tucker to the Philadelphia 76ers–slotting in perfectly alongside Bam Adebayo as the starting power forward.

Montrezl Harrell, Charlotte Hornets
Montrezl Harrell #8 of the Charlotte Hornets in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2022 in New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

PG Dennis Schroder

Dennis Schroder started the season as a member of the Boston Celtics before being traded to the Houston Rockets, but his season was cut short after suffering a shoulder injury in late March.

While capable of running an offense, Schroder’s credibility as a lead guard took a major hit when he underperformed for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2021 playoffs.

However, the German-born point guard hinted at possibly reuniting with the Lakers, likely to serve as the main backup for Russell Westbrook.

It would be a good get for the Lakers since it gives them a healthier rotation of guards with D.J. Augustin in the mix to help preserve Westbrook for a potential playoff run.

Dennis Schroder #17 of the Houston Rockets
Dennis Schroder #17 of the Houston Rockets Getty Images | Alika Jenner

PG/SG Collin Sexton

Collin Sexton is still a restricted free agent this deep into the offseason with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it is looking like he will be staying in Cleveland after all.

Brett Siegel of Fastbreak reported that the “general consensus amongst league circles was that Sexton will resign with the Cavaliers” during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sexton only played in 11 games this past season after tearing his meniscus in November against the New York Knicks, so the hesitancy in throwing him a big offer sheet from other franchises is understandable.

He does have a $7.2 million qualifying offer that he can opt to sign in the hopes of becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer, and Siegel is expecting Sexton to remain in Cleveland for the time being.

Collin Sexton
Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against the Malachi Flynn #22 of the Toronto Raptors during the first half of their basketball game at the Scotiabank Arena on November 5, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Mark Blinch/Getty Images

SF/PF Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony last suited up for the Lakers last season and has proven that he can still be an offensive threat at 37 years old.

However, the 19-year NBA veteran had just recently turned 38 and questions will linger about how Anthony will be utilized for the team that does sign him.

It is likely that the Lakers take a gamble on him once again this season and sign him to a minimum contract as the starting small forward, splitting time once again with Talen Horton-Tucker over the position.

If the Lakers do sign Anthony, their offensive woes can again get a boost from him as evidenced by his 44.1 field goal percentage last season.

Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA preseason game at Footprint Center on October 06, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Lakers 117-105. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

PF/C Blake Griffin

Blak Griffin is still available after spending a rocky season with the Brooklyn Nets when he only averaged 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 56 appearances.

His athleticism may have been sapped after eight years’ worth of putting on dunking exhibitions with the Los Angeles Clippers, but he can provide mentorship off the court and defensive savvy on the court with any team that he signs with.

The Nets could again sign the former NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion to a one-year deal as the backup to starting center Nic Claxton or join an entirely different team altogether, possibly depending on the outcome of the ongoing Kevin Durant saga.

Blake Griffin #2 of the Brooklyn Nets
Blake Griffin #2 of the Brooklyn Nets Getty Images | Mike Stobe

C Dwight Howard

Another Laker on this list, Dwight Howard signed a $2.6 million veteran’s minimum contract to have his third stint with the franchise and went on to tally 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 60 games.

Much like Griffin, Howard’s otherworldly athleticism from his earlier days has left him as well, forcing him to be a smarter player on the defensive end while also being capable of putting up decent stats.

Teams like the Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns could use his presence inside the paint.

Howard is a solid option for a third-string big man with the Lakers, while joining the Sixers or Suns could help them with their rebounding woes and fill the need for a warm body off the bench respectively.

The three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year may still have a few seasons left under his belt as he guns for a second ring.

Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers Getty Images | Sam Greenwood