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The three best under the radar free agency moves this offseason

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With the dust settling on a hectic free agency period, many teams have now got the majority of their rosters in place for the 2018-19 season. 

Several franchises - including the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets - improved by making shrewd acquisitions, while others - like the Miami Heat and New York Knicks - did relatively little business and could pay the price.

We all know about the biggest deals that took place such as LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers and Paul George re-signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

But there were other impressive deals that took place that may have gone slightly unnoticed.

Here are the three best under the radar moves of the offseason:

Tyreke Evans - Indiana Pacers

The veteran guard enjoyed a resurgent campaign with the Memphis Grizzlies last year and had interest from numerous teams this summer. 

The likes of the Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder were looking to snap him up but he opted to join the Pacers instead. 

He signed a one-year, $12 million deal to take his talents to Indianapolis and this could turn out to be one of the best moves of the offseason. 

Memphis Grizzlies v Atlanta Hawks

Despite having a successful year, Indy lacked a secondary scoring option alongside Victor Oladipo and Evans can fill that role perfectly. 

He posted 19.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game in his lone season with the Grizzlies and he could add a different dynamic to the Pacers offence. 

Nerlens Noel - Oklahoma City Thunder

The 24-year-old has turned into the forgotten man in the NBA as he barely took to the court last season with the Dallas Mavericks. 

His decision to turn down a reported four-year, $70 million offer from the Mavs last summer may haunt him for the rest of his career. 

New Orleans Pelicans v Dallas Mavericks

But he has a chance to resurrect himself with the Thunder after signing a two-year deal with them.

He could excel on a winning team and provide some athleticism on both ends of the floor. 

Working on the second unit alongside Dennis Schroder could be perfect for him and if he's able to have a significant impact, he could secure extra minutes alongside Steven Adams in the frontcourt with the starters. 

Noel is a talented player and he may have just landed in a great place to showcase that with OKC.

Ersan Ilyasova - Milwaukee Bucks

Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

The Turk may be on his sixth team in the last three years but this could be a good fit for him in Milwaukee. 

The 31-year-old returns to the place where his NBA career started in 2005 when he was drafted by the Bucks. 

He may finally have some stability after surprisingly being given a three-year, $21m deal.

Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat - Game Four

The move made sense as they needed a big who can space the floor and shoot and Ilyasova certainly fits the bill. 

Like he did with the 76ers in the latter part of the previous campaign, he can operate in smaller lineups and be a threat from the perimeter and give Giannis Antetokounmpo more space to do his damage inside. 

He's also a decent rebounder who has averaged at least six per game for his career. The veteran can be a very useful role player on this roster.

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