The NBA playoffs are underway, and for a few select free agents-to-be, there's more than a championship at stake.
With free agency just over three months away, this is the last chance some of the most notable names have to make a lasting impression.
We're not talking about winning (although that wouldn't hurt), but individual performances. How players perform on the Association's biggest stages says a lot about their character and their potential as a franchise player.
For some, it's also an opportunity to reverse any negative stigmas or (supposedly) misinterpreted narratives currently plaguing them.
Which of this summer's free agents have the most to prove as we watch the NBA playoffs unfold?
Their regular season has helped tell part of the story, and now, their postseason performance will forecast the rest.
*Unless otherwise noted, all stats from this article were compiled from Basketball-Reference.