Five free agent sleepers

These guys aren't getting much attention but could play key roles in 2012-13

Updated: July 6, 2012, 2:17 PM ET
By Chris Palmer | ESPN The Magazine
Gerald GreenJesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesGerald Green made great strides in his improvement last season.

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.


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