NBA: 5 Young Stars Eligible for Contract Extensions Who Must Be Locked Up

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NBA: 5 Young Stars Eligible for Contract Extensions Who Must Be Locked Up
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October 31st is fast approaching, and you know what that means...

Yes, it's probably a good idea to get your costume in order before you end up splurging on some chintzy, pre-made get-up at your local Halloween warehouse store.

More importantly, though, teams around the NBA are hustling to ink their young stars to lucrative contract extensions before treat turns to trick. What the class of restricted free agents for 2013 lacks in franchise cornerstones, it makes up for in a depth of quality players and borderline All-Stars.

As a result, you won't likely see anyone earning massive paydays like Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose and Kevin Love have in recent years. Nonetheless, it's imperative that teams lock up these five players for the foreseeable future, lest they sit by as their prospects for success waltz through the open market next summer.

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