Deron Williams, Steve Nash and Tim Duncan.
You've probably heard of these three men. Two are absolute locks to make the Basketball Hall of Fame. The other is rapidly approaching that level.
All three will be free agents this summer. No, they won't create the same type of buzz that LeBron James did two summers ago, but their eventual signings will most assuredly lead headlines and shake up the balance of power in the league.
It happens in every major sport, a crop of free agents are available, the biggest names sign with all the accompanying hype while other players with less star power latch onto teams in an innocuous manner—no headlines, no revamped power rankings and certainly no half-hour television specials.
Yet, a few months later as the actual games are being played, hoops fans begin to notice that "other" guy who signed last season has made a difference.
Less than a month after lottery pick Ricky Rubio was lost for the remainder of the season, his replacement Jose Juan Barea is able to step in and produce a triple-double. That's not bad for a player making under $5 million a year.
We already know that Nash, Duncan and Williams will all get their share of attention this summer.
Which free agents won't get the hype but will still produce results in the 2012-2013 season and beyond?