NBA Free Agency 2012: 3 Teams Most Desperate to Sign a Difference-Maker

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NBA Free Agency 2012: 3 Teams Most Desperate to Sign a Difference-Maker
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The new league year has begun and many NBA teams are in desperate need of bringing in a player that will improve their squad. 

Certain teams, like the Brooklyn Nets, have gotten significantly better since the season ended. The Nets acquired sharp-shooting Joe Johnson, along with the promise to sign an extension from Deron Williams.

The nature of sports is that while one team is winning, another has to be losing.

William's decision to stay with the Nets disappointed the Dallas Mavericks and their fans, who had put so much hope in luring the talented point guard back to his hometown.  

With the draft behind us, teams now have to focus on free agency to improve. Although there are plenty of talented free agents on the market this year, it doesn't even begin to compare to the 2010 free-agent class. 

Few players that are available will change the future of a franchise, but quite a few players could greatly enhance many teams across the league. 

Here are a handful of teams that are in need of signing a difference-maker. 

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