Best Bargains of the 2013 NBA Free-Agent Class

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Best Bargains of the 2013 NBA Free-Agent Class
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J.R. Smith's flaws place him amongst the summer's most undervalued players.

NBA teams are throwing around tens of millions of dollars apiece, but there are still cost-efficient free agents to be found.

It's all about identifying undervalued assets on the open market. With that mindset, the free-agency process becomes less about targeting the best players and more about going after guys whose flaws scare other teams more than they scare you.

No basketball player is perfect. Whether it be proneness to injury, one-dimensionality or questionable mental makeup, there will be factors that make GMs wary, causing some maligned talents to adjust their asking price in kind.

The front offices that capitalize on those bargains will win the offseason, and the cheap acquisitions this summer will pay dividends for their new franchises.

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