Under-the-Radar 2013 NBA Free Agents Guaranteed to Be Steal

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Under-the-Radar 2013 NBA Free Agents Guaranteed to Be Steal
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The beauty of unheralded free agents rests entirely in the eyes of the beholder.

Free-agent shopping in basketball's bargain bins can't make a pretender an overnight contender. The names on this list will be lucky to generate a brief on the back of the sports page and will leave an even smaller imprint inside ticket sales offices (which may not be such a bad thing).

But these players still absolutely hold value. These are the guys that help teams further implement their plans for attack for the upcoming season. Be it grabbing a cheap up-and-comer as part of a rebuilding project or solidifying a reserve rotation behind bigger-named, higher-priced players.

Some of these players get thrown under the "specialist" label. Sometimes it's well deserved as they've carved out a niche and, with it, a path to a basketball career (i.e. floor spacers). Others are simply dubbed hustlers, the best way to define their frenzied approach during the brief minutes they see as part of a crowded core.

The mainstream basketball world might fail to realize their accomplishments, but true hoops heads won't make the same mistake.

And, more importantly for these players, front offices won't either.

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