By Andrew Fisher @AndrewFisherRS on June 19, 2014
Everybody knows about the big names that could be in this year's NBA free agent class: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Lowry. But what about the next tier of free agents?
In this slideshow we'll take a look at 10 players that aren't getting all the headlines, but that could make a big difference for their teams in 2014-15:
Stuckey's stock has dropped a bit in recent years, but he's also been trapped in Detroit. A new team and a change of pace is exactly what the PG needs to resurrect his career. At only 28-years of age, he's got plenty of gas left in the tank.
Miller's career is definitely winding down, but he could prove to be a solid addition for a contending team in need of a veteran guard.
Although Chalmers played poorly for the Heat in the playoffs this year, you know he'll land on his feet somewhere in 2014-15. He's young, has a bunch of playoff experience and has proven to be clutch over his career.
Butler played well after joining the Thunder late in 2014, but it's unclear whether OKC will try to re-sign him. If they don't, there will definitely be a couple of contenders lined up to talk to the veteran small forward.
It's really hard to see Diaw playing anywhere but San Antonio next year, but at the same time, he'll be due one heck of a raise based on the way he played in the postseason this year. He could end up being a steal for a team in need of a versatile playmaker.
Most people feel like Hinrich will return to Chicago, but there are no guarantees. He's proven to be an asset at PG-SG over his 11-year career with his 11 PPG and 5 APG average.
The end of the road is near for the 36-year old, but it seems likely that he'll move on from Dallas as sign with a contender in 2014-15. He could be a major role player off the bench in the right situation.
If the Wizards are serious about getting to that proverbial next level, then they'll re-sign Ariza. If they aren't, some other team will easily snatch him up.
Just like Ariza, the feeling is that Washington will pony up the cash to keep Gortat around. But it will no doubt take some serious money to do that. He's the best big man available this offseason, and could easily help turn another team around with his top-notch post play.
The main question surrounding Mills -- is he willing to play a lesser role and make less money to play on a championship team? If the answer is no, he's as good as gone from San Antonio. The odds are that some other team will make him an offer he can't refuse to be their starting PG.
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