In contrast with its predecessor, the 2011 free agent class figures to carry a much lower profile.
In an age in which marquee names and monster contracts have become the norm, the nature of this summer's free agent market should go a long way towards calming the hysteria that engulfed the basketball world in the summer of 2010.
While the 2011 free agent class lacks superstar talent, there are still a great deal of available players that can help contending teams get over the hump and take the next step towards their championship aspirations.
Whether it be players coming off of injury or underwhelming seasons, there are a handful of bargains to be had in this summer's free agent class.
Here are the five best bargain signings available this summer.