NBA free agency 2019 had some of the biggest deals in the entire history of the game, with so many trades and exchanges. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and DeAndre Jordan are now part of the Brooklyn Nets team, which have the potential to win the next NBA finals. At the same time, Kawhi Leonard could join the LeBron Anthony duo in the Lakers to make another powerful trio.
But there are some secondary free agents, who despite not being much popular, are extremely talented players. The free agency had lots of other deals, which we are not aware of. Here are some of the underrated trade deals, which have the potential to change the fate of NBA teams.
Ricky Rubio in Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio had the potential to be among the big stars of NBA like Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker. But somehow he is often not considered by the big NBA teams. Rubio is a talented shooter, who is also good at defending the parameter. It is the reason why the Phoenix Suns signed Ricky for a 3-year contract at $51 million deal. With him in the team, the Phoenix Suns have the potential to become a great team in the next NBA season.
J.J. Redick in New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans after trading out their main star Anthony Davis to the Lakers needs some strong players to rebuild their team. Also, the Pelicans lacked experienced players. Hence, they signed JJ Redick for a 2-year deal at $26.5 million deal contract. With Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart and Zion Williamson already in their team, the Pelicans could do a lot with guidance from Redick.
Bojan Bogdanovic in Utah Jazz
After losing out Ricky Rubio, the Utah Jazz team needed someone with exceptional skills to replace him. There is no one better for the job than Bojan Bogdanovic, who had playing fantastic for the last two seasons. The Utah Jazz signed him for a 4-year contract at $73 million salary. Bogdanovic has his career best of 38.9 percent shooting ratio in three-point range. By pairing him with Mike Conley, the Utah Jazz can do some great things in the NBA 2019-20 season.
Thaddeus Young in Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls has been suffering from the problem of having only young players in their team. Despite his name, Thaddeus Young is a 31-year old extremely talented forward player. Last season, Young had an average of 14.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals per game with a 52.7 percent shooting ratio. Hence the Bulls signed him for a 3-year deal for $41 million. Under his leadership, the Chicago Bulls team can get back to its glory days.
Enes Kanter in Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics lost Kyrie Irving and Al Horford in the free agency deals and hence need new players. They already landed a big star in the form of Kemba Walker and now need someone to support him. The Celtics signed Enes Kanter for a 2-year deal for $10 million contract sum. He is a great defender and can replace Horford while Walker does the job of Irving. With Kanter in the team, the Celtics could improve its game as compared to last season.