The Most Underrated 2019 NBA Free Agency Moves

Which free agent singings and other transactions didn't get the same shine as Kawhi Leonard taking his talents to the Clippers. Here are seven of them.

Patrick Beverley Clippers Warriors Game 4 2019 NBA Playoffs
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April 21, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) reacts after blocking a shot against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the first half in game four of the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Beverley Clippers Warriors Game 4 2019 NBA Playoffs

Anyone can name the most impactful free agent signings and trades this NBA off-season. Kawhi Leonard changed the competitive balance of power with his decision to sign with the Clippers while the Nets could be a powerhouse in the making after inking Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

But what signings and acquisitions didn’t get the coverage of Kawhi-watch or breathlessly followed like KD’s courtship, but were nonetheless impactful and could very well turn out to be potential difference makers for their respective squads? More than a few, actually, if you’re asking us.

So after surveying all the transactions that were officially announced this week, we complied a list of signings and trades that weren’t necessarily splashy, but savvy and shrewd business decisions. No, these additions will not shift the power of the league the way KD and Kawhi moving squads did, but the players highlighted here could easily be the reason why their squad secures positive playoff positioning or even helps extend a playoff run.  

In no particular order, here are the most seven most underrated transactions from the craziest NBA off-season we’ve ever seen.

Patrick Beverley, Clippers

Patrick Beverley Clippers Jazz 2017

Bojan Bogdanovic, Jazz

Bogan Bogdanovic Pacers Nuggets 2019

Malcolm Brogdon, Pacers

Malcolm Brogdon Bucks Pacers 2019

Kevon Looney, Warriors

Kevon Looney Warriors Blazers 2019

Jerami Grant, Nuggets

Jerami Grant Thunder Pistons Dunk 2019

Wesley Matthews, Bucks

Wesley Matthews Pacers Mavericks 2019

Josh Richardson, Sixers

Josh Richardson Ben Simmons Sixers Heat 2019

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