ESPN--Plugging holes for contenders


By Bradford Doolittle | ESPN Insider Corey Maggette: Hasn't played since Dec. 15 and has spoken of retiring after the season. Maggette can still help a team that needs a slasher off the bench. Vladimir Radmanovic: The Bulls likely need to keep V-Rad just to maintain the roster minimum, but it's clear that Tom Thibodeau has no use for a guy who's logged just 55 minutes this season. Luke Walton: If Walton can shoot the ball more like he did last year, his floor game might interest a playoff team Hakim Warrick: Expected to be waived by Orlando; Warrick's ability to score in the paint may be his only skill, but it's one that most teams can use. Free agents In addition to the possible buyout candidates, let's not forget about other teamless veterans like Kenyon Martin, who signed a 10-day contract with the Knicks on Thursday. Delonte West, Donte Greene, Louis Amundson, Troy Murphy, Derek Fisher and Ronnie Price all fall into this category. Los Angeles Clippers | Weakness: Defensive rebounding Like San Antonio, the Clippers rank in the top five on both ends of the court and have a very full depth chart as it is. Los Angeles ranks just 20th in defensive rebounding, but that might fix itself in the playoffs when DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin play more minutes. However, Singleton makes sense for the Clippers, as does O'Neal.

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