The most important free agent on each of the 14 non-playoff teams

Kemba Walker is likely to receive a very large payday in the offseason. [Image Source: Flickr | Jon Edwards]
Kemba Walker is likely to receive a very large payday in the offseason. [Image Source: Flickr | Jon Edwards]

The key player on this list is clearly Kemba Walker who has made each of the last three All-Star teams.

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With the NBA playoffs just beginning, 16 teams have seen their season extended. On the other end of the spectrum, 14 teams saw their season end with the 82nd game of the regular season.

Who is the most important free agent on each of these teams? (Note: Those with player or team options are not included. Ages shown are how old they will be on November 1, 2019. The list of free agents were taken from Spotrac.)

1

Atlanta Hawks - Dewayne Dedmon (C, Age: 30)

In two years with Atlanta, Dedmon has started 98 of his 126 appearances. He began to develop a three-point shot and averaged 10.4 points and 7.7 rebounds.

2

Charlotte Hornets - Kemba Walker (PG, Age: 29)

An All-Star each of the last three seasons, Walker will likely receive a max (or near-max) deal. He averaged a career-high 25.6 points this season and nearly six dimes per contest. According to the Asheboro Courier Tribune, general manager Mitch Kupchak said that Charlotte will do everything they can to keep Walker.

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