#FreeAgentFriday 5.22.15

 

NAME: Gary Forbes
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: NBA
POSITION: SF (6'5")
CURT FLOOD RATING: 100. This late in the registration process, Forbes would be a steal. He's 6'5" and spent parts of two seasons in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets and the Toronto Raptors. A handful of teams have already offered him. Three of those teams are currently eligible while the other two will be once their rosters have seven players. Forbes could be waiting to find the best spot.
STUFF YOU WON’T SEE ON HIS PROFILE: Played for the Panamanian national team in the 2007 and 2011 FIBA Americas Championships. 
VERIFICATION VIDEO RATING: Normal. Nothing eye-popping, but it didn't have to be. Forbes' background speaks for itself.

DATE HE JOINED: 4/8/15
HOW MANY OFFERS HE HAS RECEIVED: 5
LAST TIME HE LOGGED IN: 4/30/15
CHANCES OF BEING PICKED UP: He will.

NAME: Ben Hansbrough
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: NBA
POSITION: SG (6'3")
CURT FLOOD RATING: 0. Hansbrough began his college career at Mississippi State before transferring to Notre Dame. If you remember, the Notre Dame Fighting Alumni won TBT in 2014. It will be very unlikely that he, or Tim Abromaitis (also in the Free Agent Pool) sign with any other team. GM Kieran Piller extended an invitation to Hansbrough on Thursday.
STUFF YOU WON’T SEE ON HIS PROFILE: The younger brother of NBA power forward Tyler Hansbrough. Ben was also the 2011 Big East Player of the Year.
VERIFICATION VIDEO RATING: Good. Hits all the requirements. Bonus points for the pre-game shootaround verification video.

DATE HE JOINED: 5/18/15
HOW MANY OFFERS HE HAS RECEIVED: 2
LAST TIME HE LOGGED IN: 5/20/15
CHANCES OF BEING PICKED UP: Matter of time.

NAME: Marquis Drayton
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: NCAA
POSITION: PG (6'1")
CURT FLOOD RATING: 100. Describes himself as relentless and smart, but the 6’1” floor general has yet to land an invitation. We’ve seen how important guards are in tournament play. 
STUFF YOU WON’T SEE ON HIS PROFILE: He's a man of mystery.
VERIFICATION VIDEO RATING: Pretty impressive. Filmed it himself and connected on a difficult baseline 3-pointer on a double-rimmed hoop.

DATE HE JOINED: 5/20/15
HOW MANY OFFERS HE HAS RECEIVED: 0
LAST TIME HE LOGGED IN: 5/21/15
CHANCES OF BEING PICKED UP: TBD

NAME: Damian Saunders
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Overseas Professional
POSITION: SF (6'8")
CURT FLOOD RATING: 100. He holds three invitatios and could likely add more. Big guys are at a premium and several eligible teams are in search of a presence in the middle.
STUFF YOU WON’T SEE ON HIS PROFILE: 2010 and 2011 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year
VERIFICATION VIDEO RATING: Unconventional. In his bedroom, shirtless, throwing a bottle into a trash can isn't what we had in mind.

DATE HE JOINED: 4/14/15
HOW MANY OFFERS HE HAS RECEIVED: 3
LAST TIME HE LOGGED IN: 4/14/15
CHANCES OF BEING PICKED UP: Very high

NAME: Mike Glover
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Overseas professional
POSITION: SF (6'7")
CURT FLOOD RATING: 50. Glover has been in the Free Agent Pool for almost a month now, but holds only one offer. He's an undersized four, but he's a decorated player, reaching an NCAA Tournament with Iona in 2012 and carrying that success overseas.
STUFF YOU WON’T SEE ON HIS PROFILE: This guy is ready to battle. He was ruled ineligible at Seton Hall and had to attend two different junior colleges before he enrolled at Iona College. Despite all that, he turned out to be one of the top mid-major players in the country from 2010-12 and has played professionally in Mexico, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and Turkey.
VERIFICATION VIDEO RATING: Easy. The 6'7" forward had no problem throwing down the two-handed dunk for his verification shot.

DATE HE JOINED: 4/27/15
HOW MANY OFFERS HE HAS RECEIVED: 1
LAST TIME HE LOGGED IN: 4/27/15
CHANCES OF BEING PICKED UP: Terrific. Rumor has it he'll be joining a team very soon. 

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