NBA Free Agents 2013: Players Who Will Be Great Bargains This Summer

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJune 22, 2013

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We all know about the big names hitting NBA free agency this summer, but what about the underrated players who can be signed for bargains?

Whether teams are looking for a defensive specialist or a player coming into his own after some struggles early in his career, this summer boasts some significant under-the-radar talent.

Let's take a look at some players who will be great bargains when free agency tips off on July 1.


Tony Allen, SG

Tony Allen is, without question, one of the league's best perimeter defenders. His offensive numbers have never been spectacular to look at, but when you need to quiet the opposing team's best guard, look no further than the 31-year-old.

According to, opposing shooting guards registered a PER of 11.8 against Allen in the 2012-13 campaign. That's despite the Memphis Grizzlies continuously matching him up against stars.

Allen is a two-time All-Defensive First Team selection for a reason.


Andray Blatche, PF/C

Andray Blatche has certainly had his troubles in the past, but last season he put them all behind him to be an underrated impact player for the Brooklyn Nets.

Blatche shot 51 percent from the floor last season, while averaging 21.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per 40 minutes. His PER of 21.9 ranked 13th among all players who played at least 30 games in 2012-13, per

More importantly, he stayed out of trouble, playing in all 82 regular-season games for the Nets.

Blatche has always had the talent—if he can continue to make strides both on and off the court, he could end up being a major bargain this summer for one lucky team.


Martell Webster, SF

As the sixth overall pick in the 2005 draft, Martell Webster struggled for years to live up to his potential.

But the 26-year-old appeared to come around last season with the Washington Wizards, playing in 76 games (62 starts) while averaging 11.4 points as a long-range sniper (42 percent from beyond the arc).

On top of that, Webster played underrated defense for the Wizards, holding opposing small forwards to a PER of 11.9 and opposing shooting guards to a PER of 8.7, via

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