Especially in a draft class as loaded with talent as the 2014 one is, undrafted free agents are important. Even among those who weren't named as one of the 60 players added to the NBA fraternity during the festivities in the Barclays Center, there are players who can make an impact during the 2014-15 campaign.
Really, that's been true throughout basketball history, even when the draft class is a weak and shallow one.
In fact, the 2013 NBA draft produced only 15 second-round selections who suited up in at least one game for one of the Association's 30 squads; 14 undrafted free agents did the same, including Troy Daniels, Brandon Davies, Matthew Dellavedova and Dewayne Dedmon.
Kent Bazemore, Hollis Thompson, Toure' Murry and Henry Sims—among others—have all made various degrees of noise in the NBA after going undrafted in 2012.
Chances are, the 2014 crop is going to produce an ever larger—and better—group of contributors who weren't drafted on June 26.
But does your team have one of the more promising prospects?
Note: For the purposes of this article, teams can be represented by an undrafted free agent if he's signed a contract for them or will appear in their uniform during any form of Summer League action.