Jonas Jerebko - 2015 NBA Betting: Free Agent Sleepers

2015 NBA Betting: Free Agent Sleepers

Alex Murphy : Tuesday,June 23, 2015 4:47, EDT

There is always a little twinge of sadness when the NBA betting season comes to an end, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to look forward to before the new season gets underway. In the case of the NBA, it is free agency that usually gets fans a little fired up in the off-season. There are a lot of big names rumored to be on the move in the next couple of months, but it is often the lesser known players that end up making the biggest splash. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some potential sleepers in NBA free agency.

2015 NBA Betting: Free Agent Sleepers



A player will often see his free agency value rise with a solid showing in the playoffs, which was very much the case for Al-Farouq Aminu of the Dallas Mavericks. At just 24-years of age, Aminu has a ton of upside despite the fact that his regular season numbers took a dip. The stats are a little misleading, though, as he saw his playing time cut during the regular season. When he was given more time in the playoffs, he responded 11.2 PPG, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 2 steals per game. He will be a very good addition for a team in need of a solid rebounder.

Darrell Arthur of the Denver Nuggets saw his numbers decline after suffering an Achilles injury a couple of years back. He has done an excellent job of adjusting his style of play, though, and is developing into a very competent 3-point shooter. He is no longer the most athletic guy in the world, but his ability to play long ball could make him a valuable addition for a number of teams.

Teams that are solid on offense but lacking in defense will likely be taking a long hard look at Bismack Biyombo of the Charlotte Hornets. His downside has always been his point scoring ability, but this is an incredibly large man who can dominate the paint on defense. This guy has a wingspan like an albatross, which he uses to snag more than his fair share of rebounds.

Jonas Jerebko is a guy that can offer a lot at both ends of the court, but it took a move from the Denver Nuggets to the Boston Celtics for that to become apparent. He was perfectly utilized in Boston, and responded by delivering 14.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per 36 minutes of play. His high level of versatility will make him a perfect fit for any number of teams that know how to properly use his talents.