NBA Free Agency 2012: Restricted Free Agents Who Will Find New Teams

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Restricted Free Agents Who Will Find New Teams
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Of all the compelling elements of the NBA offseason, one of the most fascinating has always been following the fate of the handful of restricted free agents who find themselves in the bizarre situation of not completely controlling their own destiny.

Restricted free agents can either be tendered a qualifying offer by their team, which is a one-year deal that results in them becoming unrestricted, or they can risk taking a longer deal but allowing their current team to match any offer sheet they sign.

Plenty of times in the past, players have expressed a desire to go to one location, only to be retained by the club they last suited up for.

However, there are always a few who wind up in a new jersey, either because their old team opts to let them walk, an interested suitor blows them away with a big-time offer or they push as hard as possible for a change of scenery.

This summer's free-agency class, which features several talented players bearing the RFA tag, will be no different. 

Let's take a look at a few restricted free agents who will be calling a new city home when next season tips off.

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