The 2014 free-agent crop has the potential to be a big one with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all having the options to leave Miami and join the fray. That's where most of the hype is coming from.
But if we're being realistic, chances are that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will be the one major star who will headline the class, followed by a lot of young restricted free agents like Eric Bledsoe and Gordon Hayward who probably aren't going anywhere.
Since there's only one Anthony, and since the chances of stealing away a guy like Dirk Nowitzki from Dallas are pretty slim, teams are going to have to resort to their backup plans fairly quickly if free agents re-up with their current teams.
For this exercise, we'll list an available free agent at each position that is flying under the radar. These players all fall under this criteria: each player is making less than $2.5 million this season and playing less than 30 minutes a night.
Without further delay, here are 5 of the best "Plan B" options for the 2014 offseason.
All stats are via Basketball-Reference.com and are accurate as of April 3.