Once the stars are off the NBA free-agent market, it's all about finding the hidden gems who can provide teams with tremendous value while signing cheap deals.
These gems are often hidden beneath various types of dirt.
Some players are already on the decline thanks to the relentless attacks of Father Time. Their age prevents teams from giving them serious looks until it's too late. Others might not have had the most successful season during 2012-13, but they're poised to bounce back or break out for various reasons.
Additionally, some players don't play a glamorous style of basketball, which keeps them from standing out until you take the time to look past the dunks and flashy plays to notice them.
Once teams clear off the dirt, each of these gems will shine in 2013-14. Assuming, of course, that each lands in a good situation.
Will your team uncover one of them?
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