Stringent collective bargaining agreement be damned, there are still plenty of NBA free agents who will be searching for a monstrous payday this summer.
While the Association's trade deadline was littered with arid, bordering-on-meaningless moves, the offseason promises to see much more action. Not in the sense that there will be more trades (there may), but in the sense that the free-agency period guarantees more player movement.
From Chris Paul and Dwight Howard deciding upon their futures in Los Angeles to Josh Smith (finally) forcing his way out of Atlanta, we're staring down the barrel of a free-agency period that promises to advocate change, some of which will be expensive.
Given the financial implications of the latest CBA, those "expensive" moves we speak of will be harder to come by. But that doesn't mean players will stop searching for max or even close-to-max contracts.
Which athletes are set to do some window shopping this summer?
Championship potential is an important aspect of the free-agency process, but for a few of this summer's most eligible talents, it will be more about the Benjamins than the rings.
*All stats used in this article were compiled from Basketball-Reference, Synergy Sports and 82Games.com unless otherwise noted.