All of the safe bets on the NBA free-agent market were raked in weeks ago, which leaves a table full of available gambles for franchises that have a high risk tolerance.
There's no shortage of talent among the players who are still available. But in most cases, said talent is obscured by character issues, injuries or a curious history of underachievement. And in rare instances, it's hidden behind all three.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding them, each member of our rankings has something to offer an NBA team.
Before diving into the list, a housekeeping note on the ranking criteria is in order: Projected upside and the potential for disaster are both positives here. High-risk, high-reward players will earn the top spots, with slightly safer—though still intriguing options—rounding out the lower ranks.