7 NBA Teams That Must Strike It Rich During 2013 NBA Free Agency

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7 NBA Teams That Must Strike It Rich During 2013 NBA Free Agency
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The Atlanta Hawks will be one of my teams seeking help through free agency this offseason. Josh Smith is likely to help elsewhere.

Our culture glorifies immediacy, and nothing spells quick turnaround more than free agency.

There are a number of teams with cap space heading into the summer and an even more select number that will rely on striking it rich with a top-tier talent.

This season’s free-agent inventory is led by Chris Paul and Dwight Howard. Paul is expected to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, while Howard’s decision-making is anyone’s guess. A secondary tier of free agents include Josh Smith, Al Jefferson, Andre Iguodala and the seven-foot question mark of Andrew Bynum.

This year’s luxury tax line is expected to be set at approximately $72 million. With money to spend and big-name players available, which teams are the biggest players?

All salary information was found through Spotrac.com.

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