NBA Free Agency 2012: Breaking Down Best Value Signings with Biggest Impact

Mike B.Correspondent IMay 25, 2012

NBA Free Agency 2012: Breaking Down Best Value Signings with Biggest Impact

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    Everybody loves a bargain.

    While many NBA teams would love to sign high-priced free agents like Deron Williams and O.J. Mayo, some teams will be looking for those guys who could come cheap, but still contribute quite a bit. 

    This year's free-agent class includes a ton of those players who you won't have to throw $10 million at.

    This slideshow will spotlight five affordable, high-impact free agents.

    Let's begin.

Steve Nash

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    Is Steve Nash really 38 years old? He certainly doesn't play like it.

    This season, he was named an All-Star for the eighth time in his career and averaged an impressive 10.7 assists per game for the Phoenix Suns.

    Since Nash has failed to win a championship so far in his illustrious career, it's possible he could sign with a contender for the veteran's minimum this summer.

    Don't be surprised to see the future Hall of Famer join forces with Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum in sunny Los Angeles.

Lamar Odom

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    As everybody knows, Odom had an awful—extremely awful—year with the Dallas Mavericks.

    After averaging 14.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010-11, he produced just 6.6 PPG and 4.2 RPG for Dallas this season.

    Odom was released late in the season and will be available at a cheap price. If he can return to the player that he was in L.A., some team out there will be getting an inexpensive, major contributor.   

Chauncey Billups

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    Billups was productive this year for the Los Angeles Clippers (15 points and four assists per game) before tearing his ACL in February.

    If he fully recovers from the injury, he will surely be a bargain for whatever team picks him up.

    Billups is a natural leader and has a reputation for being clutch. They don't call him "Mr. Big Shot" for nothing.

Antawn Jamison

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    Jamsion's resume lacks an NBA championship ring. Actually, he's never been past the second round of the playoffs in his 14-year career.

    With that said, he could very well sign with a championship-caliber ball club for the veteran's minimum. 

    After averaging 17.2 points per game this year for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jamison proved he could still provide a contender with a great deal of scoring off the bench.

Marcus Camby

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    The "Cambyman" is 38, but that doesn't mean he isn't a solid rebounder and shot-blocker anymore.

    Camby averaged nine boards and 1.4 blocks per game this season, definitely not bad for a player his age.

    The 2007 NBA Defensive Player of the Year would be a perfect fit with the Miami Heat, who are in desperate need of a quality big man.