Under-the-Radar NBA Free Agency Signings

The NBA free agency kicked off at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Since then, teams have been busy upgrading their rosters. The biggest news was Paul George joining the Philadelphia 76ers, followed by Klay Thompson moving to the Dallas Mavericks. But there are other less talked-about signings that could change the season’s outcome.

Here are five under-the-radar additions from the first week of free agency:

Under-the-Radar Signings:

5. Andre Drummond (Philadelphia 76ers)
Drummond was crucial for the Chicago Bulls last season and now joins the Sixers’ bench unit, bringing size and strength. He’s a dependable backup for Joel Embiid and can step up if Embiid misses games due to injury or rest. Drummond is great at rebounding and dominating in the paint.

4. Joe Ingles (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Ingles adds shooting depth to Minnesota’s bench. He excels as a catch-and-shoot player or pulling up off dribbles , even though he’s lost some speed over time. Last season, he shot an impressive 45.3% from three-point range, making him a valuable asset for spacing the floor.

Fans might think these moves are smart but not flashy.

3. Tobias Harris (Detroit Pistons)
Harris fits well with Detroit’s lineup, offering versatile frontcourt skills alongside Cade Cunningham. After a mixed stint with the Sixers, he’s eager to prove himself again. Last year, he averaged 17.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game on nearly 49% shooting.

2. Alec Burks (Miami Heat)
Burks is a versatile guard who can play multiple positions and create his own shots or set up teammates . Miami has lacked on-ball creators recently; Burks fills this gap perfectly, providing much-needed support for players like Terry Rozier and Jimmy Butler.

1. Chris Paul (San Antonio Spurs)
Paul will likely start as point guard for San Antonio , playing alongside young star Victor Wembanyama . Known for mentoring young talents across the league, Paul could significantly boost Wembanyama’s development while being a reliable leader on court for Gregg Popovich’s team.

What do you think about these new signings? Do they make sense?

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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