While there are people who end up grossly overpaid in every free agency class, there are also the bargains. These are people who end up being picked up at below their market value. Reasons for this could be because the free agency class is loaded with people on the same position, the player willingly signed for less due to championship aspirations, the player wants to be in a familiar environment as he may be a hometown boy or have played highschool or college in the area the team is playing at, the player had a sub par season the previous year or the free agent has waited too long and the free agent money has dried up. Whatever the reason, a bargain is a bargain. Let us now look at these signing gems.
Matt Barnes to the Los Angeles Lakers - Matt Barnes signed for a two year deal giving him $1.77 million on the first year with a player option of $2 million should he take it. Barnes was a valuable contributor on the Orlando Magic team and is a decent defender and three point shooter. He could have gotten more from Cleveland but he wanted to win a ring in LA.
Eddie House to the Miami Heat - Eddie won a championship back in Boston and just like everyone nowadays, will take his talents to South Beach. Eddie is a deadly sniper who can make treys and clutch baskets. He would space the floor for Lebron and company to work. He will definitely bolster the Heat bench. A good deal for two years and $2.8 million.
Steve Blake to the Los Angeles Lakers - Steve is a smart player who can run plays efficiently and could stroke it from outside. He is a definite upgrade from Jordan Farmar. Not bad for $16 million for 4 years.