3 Under-The-Radar NBA Free Agents In For Big Raises This Summer

Once the NBA heads into the offseason, everyone will undoubtedly be talking about the big free agents, like James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Fred VanVleet. 

But there are a number of under-the-radar names that have had very productive seasons, and should be in for a nice raise this summer, for teams that aren't looking to break the bank. Here are three to consider:

Donte Divicenzo

With a $4.73M player option for next season, it's quite likely that Golden State Warriors guard Donte Divicenzo will be looking for a better payday this summer. He's certainly earned it.

The former No. 17 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft has had a rebound season in The Bay after dealing with injuries the season before in Sacramento, leading to his surprisingly reduced-pay contract last offseason. In fact, his salary this year ($4.5M) is actually less than the final year of his rookie contract.

He's been a key cog for the Warriors off the bench (with 25 starts mixed in), averaging 9.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, while shooting a career-high 39.8% from three.

Josh Okogie

Another later 2018 first-rounder, the Minnesota Timberwolves let Okogie go after his rookie deal expired last season, and the 24-year-old latched on with the Phoenix Suns last summer on the veteran’s minimum ($1.84M). 

Although the 24-year-old got off to a so-so start with the Suns, his stock has been rising. Since the beginning of January, Okogie is averaging 10.4 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 37% from downtown in  24 minutes per game. 

He's just 6'4", but his 213-pound frame brings tons of energy out on the court, and he pounds the offensive glass with the best of them for his size, while being able to switch multiple positions on defense. He's made himself into a key part of the Suns' rotation.

Mo Wagner

On the minimum salary this season, Franz's older and taller brother has been a revelation for the Orlando Magic. His emergence allowed the team to part with Mo Bamba at the trade deadline. 

The fifth-year big man, Wagner is 6'11", and is averaging a career-high 11.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in 20 minutes per game off the bench. He's also started 17 games, averaging 14.0 points and 6.9 boards in those contests. 

As an unrestricted free agent this summer, he's set to earn far more than the minimum on the open market, and the Magic do own his Bird Rights and could certainly make a move to bring him back. 

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