2012 NBA Free Agency: Predicting 5 Biggest Busts and Potential Destinations

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2012 NBA Free Agency: Predicting 5 Biggest Busts and Potential Destinations
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With the second round of the NBA playoffs underway, the majority of teams around the league have already begun planning their moves for the upcoming offseason.

While the original prize of this year's free agency, Dwight Howard, is no longer available, there is still a slew of talent looking for a new contract or a change of scenery.

However, there are several high-profile players teams should be very wary about pursuing. While these guys are all very gifted players, there are several red flags around them. Whether it's age, what system they succeed in, injuries or general lack of common sense (see: JaVale McGee), every player here has the potential to seriously disappoint whichever team ends up signing them. 

Even with the new, post-lockout collective bargaining agreement encouraging teams to be more frugal with their cap space, the majority of the NBA is known for being extremely irrational during the free-agent frenzy.

Without further ado, let's take a look at five players who may not live up to expectations on the open market.

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