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NBA Free Agency 2012: Offseason Deals We Should Have Seen Coming
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Hindsight being as perfect as it is, it's always easier to look at NBA free agency moves and brag to anyone who'll listen, "I told you so!," even when the signings seem surprising in the moment.

In some cases, the deals struck truly come out of left field. Perhaps some unforeseen factor comes into play that tips the scales in a way that even a player's closest confidantes can't predict. Some might put LeBron James's jump from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat in this category.

Or, perhaps, place his "decision" at the other end of the spectrum, among those moves the basketball world should've seen coming and that the game's insiders probably did.

Such is the way hindsight affects our perception of a given free agent's choice and how he arrived at it. The same goes for these five stars, all of whom came into the money in ways that seemed rather strange at first but make perfect sense on second thought.

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