You don't have to be a marquee name on the trade block to be valuable to a potential suitor. The truth is that, buried at the end of an NBA bench or trapped in a coach's doghouse, there are hidden gems just waiting for the right opportunity to present itself.
With the Feb. 20 NBA trade deadline drawing near, teams will be sifting through opposing rosters with a fine-toothed comb, looking for someone who can help them down the stretch. It could be a team in the market for a shooter or some extra size to bang bodies down low or even a prospect worth taking a flier on.
Because of their low profiles, these guys won't generate the same buzz as their more popular counterparts. Their potential availability won't garner prime real estate on sports news sites. In fact, they might not even be on a trading block at the moment but can be had for the right offer.
It's time for these athletes to get their just due. The six men mentioned in this piece are underrated talents who should draw the interest of teams in dire need of their services.
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