NBA Free Agency 2012: 7 Teams That Must Make a Big Push for High-Profile Studs

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NBA Free Agency 2012: 7 Teams That Must Make a Big Push for High-Profile Studs
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Deron Williams is the prize of 2012.

There are plenty of attractive building blocks and more than one potential foundation available during the 2012 NBA free-agency period. These seven teams sure need that.

Interestingly, there are currently more potential big spenders than iconic free agents. All-Stars like Deron Williams, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Chris Kaman, Gerald Wallace and Roy Hibbert will have plenty of bidders.

Yet, young up-and-comers like Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson, Brook Lopez, Nicolas Batum and JaVale McGee could provide a longer bang for the buck.

Nearly every franchise would like to make a big purchase. For now, we can likely discount the completely cap-strapped Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks from anything more than modest signings.

These seven teams have the cash. Whether they want to make the big push or just remain halfway relevant, they'd better make a huge splash.

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