2012 NBA Free Agency: Most Underrated Free Agent on the Market

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2012 NBA Free Agency: Most Underrated Free Agent on the Market
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With the 2012 NBA free agency in full swing, rumors and speculations have certainly caused madness and some craziness this summer.

The Atlanta Hawks traded away guard Joe Johnson's heavy contract (four years worth about $90 million) to the Brooklyn Nets (via Yahoo! Sports). The Boston Celtics reportedly agreed with veteran guard Jason Terry on a three-year deal (via ESPN).

NBA free agency has become a circus once again. 

Many prized free agents are still on the market, as teams look to bolster and strengthen their rosters for the upcoming season. As teams pursue highly-prized free agents such as the likes of Steve Nash or O.J. Mayo, who is the best "under-the-radar" free agent this summer? 

The most underrated free agent this summer is Turkish born power forward Ersan Ilyasova. After coming off a solid season with the Milwaukee Bucks, no one seems to be talking about the impact he can bring to a team. 

An unrestricted free agent, and still young at the age of 25, Ilyasova brings a dominant and consistent rebounder and he is a player who can contribute offensively. Ilyasova scored the ball with great efficiency as well, posting a 49.2 field goal percentage.

Averaging about 13 points and nine rebounds per game, he also posted nine games with at least 15 rebounds, one of those games being against Dwight Howard.

He also brings solid perimeter shooting to his game. As a power forward, he shot 45.5 percent from the three (second best in the NBA) which caused mismatches to opposing teams.

As a young player, he can continue to build of the success he had this past season. A consistent double-double threat night in and night out, any team can benefit from the services from Ersan Ilyasova next season.

The team that signs him will surely have made a steal in the circus that is the NBA free agency. 

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