The NBA offseason is here which means NBA Free Agency is almost set get underway. There are a number of high-profile names ready to hit the open market. The most discussed free agents are the stars such as Zach LaVine and Deandre Ayton. But it is the under-the-radar free agents who can ultimately help teams reach the next level.
Today, we are discussing 5 sneaky good free agents teams should sign.
5 sneaky good free agents NBA teams need to sign
Delon Wright has quietly produced a solid NBA career. However, he is coming off of a season that saw him average just over 4 points per game for the Atlanta Hawks. So is he truly a “sneaky good” free agent?
Wright does a lot of the little things well. He is a tremendous ball-handler and playmaker. He averaged under 1 turnover per game this past season, and averaged over 1 steal despite playing just 19 minutes per contest.
And if teams are hoping for scoring potential, Wright was still efficient from the floor. He shot over 45 percent from the field and right around 38 percent from beyond the arc. He could become a far more productive scorer with increased volume.
Delon Wright is an effective and cheap option for a contender in NBA free agency.
Gary Harris is a 27-year old shooting guard in the prime of his career. He shot over 38 percent from behind the three-point line in 2021-2022 and he features impressive scoring potential.
Yet, nobody seems to be talking about him.
Harris’s talent has been overshadowed by the Orland Magic’s lackluster play in recent years. The former Nugget joined the Magic in 2020-2021. He has averaged right around 10.5 points during his time with in Orlando and has proven to be an efficient three-point shooter. He could become an X-Factor for a number of teams.
Kyle Anderson is one of the more well-known players on this list. The 28-year old is a versatile threat who spent the past four years in Memphis with the Grizzlies. We most recently saw him in the postseason with Memphis.
Anderson isn’t a threat in any one category. But he is versatile and can play on the wing or in the post. At 6’9, 230 pounds, Anderson can hold his own against most players at most positions.
He also features decent scoring prowess and is a solid defender. He could be valuable piece off the bench for many teams. Additionally, Anderson profiles as a capable starting option. Teams should pounce at the opportunity to sign Anderson in NBA free agency.
Malik Monk is just 24-years old and offers a high-ceiling. He is a talented long-range shooter who owns a 35.5 percent three-point percentage for his career. In a limited 2020-2021 season, Monk shot over 40 percent from deep for the Bulls. After inking a one-year deal with the Lakers for the 2021-2022 campaign, Monk turned in an impressive 39 percent showing from beyond the arc.
Monk averaged 14 points per game this past season and could develop into a star if he lands in an everyday starting role. I expect there to be plenty of interest in Malik Monk this offseason.
Jusuf Nurkic is a fairly well-known name. Fans tend to recognize him as a decent player. However, people tend to not realize how good Nurkic truly is.
Nurkic endured a mid-season injury in 2021-2022 which limited him to just 56 games for the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 15 points and 11 boards despite his shortened campaign.
Jusuf Nurkic is likely going to be an absolute steal for whichever team signs him in NBA free agency.