The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and even though it'll be another month and a half before free agency begins, there's a handful of players still active who are playing like they want a big raise.
Granted, the body of work being examined isn't that big, but you can learn a lot about a player by how he reacts to, handles and performs under the brightest of lights. NBA general managers are often transfixed by how big an impending free agent comes up in a playoff series—more than how well he's performed over the length of his previous contract.
Of the remaining 2012 free agents whose teams are still alive, some are restricted, meaning their current employer will have the right to match any offer made to them by another team. You think those guys aren't trying to send a message to their own GMs as well as the other 29 across the league?
But we digress.
Here's a list of some guys who are enhancing their stock with their play in the 2012 NBA playoffs.