Pros and Cons of the Top 25 2013 NBA Free Agents

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Pros and Cons of the Top 25 2013 NBA Free Agents
Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The NBA free agent class of 2013 is shaping up to be one of the better classes in recent memory, with a handful of potential franchise-changing superstars entering the final year of their contracts in 2012-13.

Beyond the Chris Paul's and Dwight Howard's of the world are a slew of quality role players who might not set the world on fire but, at the right price, could become valuable contributors on a championship squad somewhere down the line.

For the teams with cap space opening up in the summer of 2013, allow this to be your free agency purchasing guide.

In reverse order, let's go through the positives and negatives of each of the top 25 potential 2013 NBA free agents.

(Two brief notes: Certain players on this list are likely to sign an extension by Oct. 31, making them ineligible for 2013 free agency. For anyone who's considered a favorite to do so, they've been marked with a * in the title slide.

Also, I've left off players who would only reach free agency by declining a player option that they have no business declining, such as Andre Iguodala of the Denver Nuggets and Monta Ellis of the Milwaukee Bucks. $10 million+ per year isn't coming as easily in this new CBA market, gentlemen.)

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