With the way the modern NBA free-agency period goes (rotation players being paid like starters, starters being paid like All-Stars and All-Stars being paid like they own the team), it may seem impossible for any player to be stolen as a free agent. However, savvy organizations and general managers have always found ways to grab the perfect player at the perfect price.
A great free-agent signing can be the difference between waiting for lottery balls and making the playoffs and can push a No. 7 or No. 8 seed into championship contention. It always seems that there are players at every position that are undervalued and end up making surprisingly big contributions down the stretch of the season.
Though this summer's free-agent crop does not have much star power, save for Deron Williams, there are several players available who could have GMs looking back with regret over not signing them when they had the opportunity.
Let's take a look at one player at every position that could prove to be a major steal when all is said and done.