- Chris Palmer, ESPN the Magazine
While several of the major free-agent players -- such as Deron Williams and Steve Nash -- have fallen into place, it's that time in the summer where the next tier of players begins to round out rosters. Then there are the other guys whom, for a variety of reasons, few teams are thinking about.
These are players who have fallen off the radar but could fill specific needs at a cut-rate price. Many are in a transitional stage of their careers, looking to prove themselves all over again or show they've still got it.
Here are five free-agent sleepers you may not be thinking about who could end up being pretty good deals.
Chris Palmer evaluates five free agents who aren't receiving much attention but could play valuable roles if picked up by the right team.