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NBA Free Agency 2012: 5 Players Who Deserve to Be Paid This Offseason

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NBA Free Agency 2012: 5 Players Who Deserve to Be Paid This Offseason
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Free agency is meant to give players a fresh start if they so choose, while giving teams with cap room a chance to improve. 

While rookie contracts are helpful for the cap situation of all teams across the league, a player's second contract isn't as kind. 

When a player's rookie contract expires, front offices across the league must decide how much those young veterans are worth. In some cases, like with New Orleans Hornets star Eric Gordon, the player is almost guaranteed a maximum offer. 

The upcoming free-agency period will see a fair amount of general managers make decisions that will wind up hurting their organization in the future, but that won't include the following five players. They are all justified in their search for a pay raise.

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