NBA Free Agency 2012: Predicting Landing Spots for Top 6 Remaining FAs

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Predicting Landing Spots for Top 6 Remaining FAs
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While the elite players in this year's free-agent class have already signed with various teams across the league, many solid rotation players remain unsigned. 

Players that come off the bench are often overlooked, but that is a mistake. A solid contributor who can help their team maintain an efficient level of play when the starters rest should not be dismissed as unimportant.

It is often on a team's substitutes to maintain the momentum given to them by the starters over the course of game. 

When the going gets tough, the deeper team tends to emerge from the scrum with the victory. Look at the San Antonio Spurs for example, as they had 10 players average at least nine points per game last season. 

Although the Spurs didn't win the NBA title, they appeared to be the best team in the league entering their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder partially because of their depth. 

Simply put, squads that get consistent production from their bench tend to make the playoffs far more than teams that do not. 

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