Breaking Down the NBA's Biggest 2013 Free-Agent Dilemmas

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Breaking Down the NBA's Biggest 2013 Free-Agent Dilemmas
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There's no need to weep for the NBA's free agents, unless you're worried about one of them ditching your favorite team for another place to play. For the most part, these guys will be paid handsomely next season, with many of them raking in far more than they did in 2012-13.

Not that free agency isn't without its perils and pratfalls for those who will patrol the market come July 1. Many will inevitably discover that the big paydays they seek can't always be found with the same teams who'd offer them the best chance to play for a championship.

And thus do the internal struggles of rich athletes carry on into the summer of 2013.

To be sure, there are some, like Chris Paul, whose intentions for the offseason are clear as day at this point. As for these five free-agents-to-be, the game of tug-of-war between their wants and needs and those of the teams courting them still has a ways to go before anything's decided.

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