Portland Trail Blazers: Ten bargain free agents for the 2021 season

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Bargain free agent #9 – Langston Galloway

Detroit Piston Langston Galloway comes off the last year of a three-year deal this summer. Galloway is a combo-guard coming off his best season in the league so far.

More a two-guard than a point, Galloway’s three-point shooting has been steadily improving over his six-year NBA career. This year he shot 39.9 percent and was one of the brighter sparks on a disappointing Pistons team.

He has a massive six-foot-eight wingspan and is a good man defender in most situations. The Blazers need wings with these type of tools, especially if they can knock down the three.

Galloway’s deal paid him 21 million over 3 years, so he is probably looking for around this number or slightly less as he is just 28.

Bargain free agent #10 – Kyle Korver

Hear me out Rip City, I know Kyle Korver is 39. But he has improved with age, has tonnes of playoff experience and is one of the greatest shooters to ever play the game.

Korver has shot a very impressive 47 percent from three since the 2009/10 season and this season for the Milwaukee Bucks he is hitting on 41.5 percent of his deep attempts.

Korver is a very smart defender, and though he isn’t young anymore, his rebounding and assist rates are the same as they have been his whole career.

As a shooting threat, he has tremendous gravity because of his reputation. He has also played 17 years in the league, and would be a great mentor for young shooters, Gary Trent Jr and Anfernee Simons.

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Korver is currently on the veterans minimum so would probably accept that again next season.

This free agent class isn’t stuffed full of great players, but there is enough available for the Blazers to fill their bench. Lots of these moves would be low risk, and some would help the main role players in a potential run to the playoffs.

We don’t know when free agency will be, but hopefully Neil Olshey and co will be active in the market.