Free agents still looking for homes


With Jason Kidd unexpectedly agreeing to a multiyear deal with the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks have seven players under contract -- officially contracts can't be signed until Wednesday. The Mavs also have three draft picks that will be given every opportunity to make the team, so add it up and that's 11 players.

Dallas has four free agents still unsigned: Delonte West, Ian Mahinmi, Brian Cardinal and Yi Jianlian.

Teams must have a minimum of 13 players on the 15-man roster, so the Mavs are not done in the free-agent market, and trades also remain in play as the roster overhaul continues.

Kidd's sudden departure leaves a gaping hole at point guard. With Jason Terry headed out, the Mavs have only Vince Carter as a true shooting guard along with combo guards Rodrigue Beaubois, Dominique Jones and rookie Jared Cunningham. More quality choices exist at shooting guard than at point guard.

The Mavs have to decide how much they're willing to pay and how long they're willing to go as they work to maintain flexibility moving forward after striking out with Deron Williams.

Here's a position-by-position look at a handful of free agents still on the market:


Aaron Brooks (restricted)

Randy Foye

Kirk Hinrich

Ramon Sessions

Leandro Barbosa

Derek Fisher

Keyon Dooling

Ronnie Price

Gilbert Arenas

Raymond Felton


Ray Allen (appears bound for Boston or Miami)

C.J. Miles

O.J. Mayo

Brandon Roy

Josh Howard

Carlos Delfino

Nick Young

Mickael Pietrus

Marco Belinelli

Michael Redd

Tracy McGrady

Courtney Lee


Anthony Randolph

Anthony Tolliver

Matt Barnes

Steve Novak

Sam Young

Rasual Butler

Devin Ebanks


Kris Humphries

Kenyon Martin

Carl Landry

Ronny Turiaf

Troy Murphy

Louis Amundson

Jordan Hill


Chris Kaman

Marcus Camby

Aaron Gray

Joel Przybilla

Kyrylo Fesenko

Tony Battie

Hamed Haddadi