While there were some massive trades that changed the landscape of the NBA this offseason, the free-agent market was unusually calm. Maybe that's because there wasn't a lot of top-tier talent available, or maybe it was something else entirely.
Are teams finally starting to get smarter and abstain from spending big cash in free agency? Perhaps not entirely, but it did seem like there were a lot more smaller, cheaper signings this year than the usual diet of obnoxiously large deals.
Although it's still early, a select few of these under-the-radar offseason acquisitions are paying big dividends for their teams already.
For the sake of this list, we'll look solely at free-agent signings and not include draft picks, trade acquisitions or waiver claims. We'll also rule out any big contracts (like Al Jefferson's) and any smaller deals that received a lot of hype at the time of the signing (like Mike Dunleavy's). This list is strictly for the signings that flew under-the-radar.