As the NBA offseason officially begins, teams are scrambling to sign their own players before the Feb. 8 deadline. Several players who are unsigned are noteworthy for a variety of reasons.
Some unsigned players, such as Jimmy Butler and Paul George, are restricted free agents and must receive an offer from their current team or sign with another team before the deadline. Other unsigned players, such as DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gobert, are unrestricted free agents and can sign with any team.
Regardless of whether they are restricted or unrestricted free agents, all unsigned players are interesting for a variety of reasons. For example, Butler and George are two of the most talented players in the league, and their absence will likely result in a bidding war between teams. DeRozan and Gobert, on the other hand, are two of the best defenders in the league and their presence on a team will likely result in increased defense.
Overall, the NBA offseason is an exciting time