While many of the big splashes made in free agency were ones in which teams overpaid for big names or apparent up-and-comers, some deals were savvy value signings.
The Phoenix Suns inked deals with a few players without going overboard on any of them, even on emerging point guard Goran Dragic.
The Suns were among several teams that made smart moves to fill needs. The Memphis Grizzlies also made a few signings without going bananas, including one guy who might eventually succeed the most expensive player on their 2012-13 roster in the power forward role.
The following is a list of all the steals in this free-agent class, including some who will pay off as they ascend in the NBA ranks and some veterans who will give what they have left at a bargain price.