NBA Free Agency 2012: Ranking the Best Scorers on the Open Market

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Ranking the Best Scorers on the Open Market
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With the conclusion of the 2012 NBA draft, the offseason has officially begun. General managers are preparing their pitches to players, and scouts are evaluating their respective rosters, as well as the prospective players who could improve them.

While teams will be evaluating their options on a number of fronts, every team's top priority is clear:

It needs to sign a scorer.

While defense may win championships, the Toronto Raptors showed us all what a lack of offense can do to alter that statement. Despite ranking ninth in the NBA in terms of scoring defense, the Raptors' record sat at 23-43. Let's be real, folks—without a scorer, you don't have points. Without points, you don't win the game.

So who is the top scorer on the market? From crafty guards to versatile big men, a search won't take long to find these gentlemen. The question is, who is the best of the best?

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