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Hidden treasures

The biggest benefit of having NBA League Pass is that I get to see every team in the league. I was an NBA fan for decades before I got the League Pass, but I'll never not have it again -- it's that cool. Seeing every team lets me get a look at a lot more players than just the same ones who show up on TNT and ESPN (do they even show games if Wade, LeBron or Kobe aren't involved?). I really like being able to check out players who get little or no ink, but when you see them, they really can play -- guys I wouldn't mind seeing in a Wizards uniform. In years past, I'd put players like David West and Boris Diaw in this category. Here's a few guys who I think are a lot better than the pub they're getting this year:

Linas Kleiza -- A solid SF at 6-8, 245, Kleiza can shoot from the outside and get his shot off around the basket as well. He's averaging 11 points and 4 board this season, and shoots well from the floor and the line (and passably from 3-point range) but what has struck me most is his attitude. He's just a hard-case who doesn't take shit from anyone. Has sort of a serial-killer look in his eye -- the kind of guy I'd much rather have on my team than against me.

Joel Pryzbilla -- He's pretty much been a goon his entire career, but this season, he's been an effective goon. Doesn't score much, but he shoots a high percentage from the field, and his main strengths are shotblocking and rebounding. He's just an old-school enforcer, and if you drive the lane on him, you can expect to be picking yourself up off the floor at the end of it.

Matt Bonner -- He was a free agent a few seasons ago, and I coveted him for the Wizards, but I think we landed AD that summer instead. I prefer AD, but Bonner would be a good addition to a lot of teams. Unlike Kleiza and Pryzbilla, he's not a regular, but he can shoot the 3 (.411 this season) and is 21-for-21 from the line this year. He's only averaging 7 points and 4 boards, but he makes the most of his minutes, and he always plays like a pro. A good roleplayer. He reminds me of Darius Songaila, but a better rebounder and with 3-point range -- and at half the price.

Francisco Garcia and John Salmons -- I guess you could make the case that every member of the Kings is unsung, but these guys are rarely ever mentioned, they both have dynamic offensive games with good shooting numbers, and they just no how to play. Salmons is more quiet, but Garcia plays with a mean streak.

There are a couple other guys who I'd put on the list, but my baby's waking up from a nap, so I'll end this here.

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