2013 NBA Free Agency: Predicting Biggest Winners and Losers of the Offseason

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2013 NBA Free Agency: Predicting Biggest Winners and Losers of the Offseason
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Howard will once again be the top prize of free agency.

The 2013 NBA free agent period is shaping up to be a heck of a ride.

There will be those who’ll come out with huge smiles across their faces. At the same time, there will be those who’ll just want to curl up into a ball inside the darkest of caves, never to return.

That’s the beauty—or ruthlessness, if you will—of a typical NBA offseason.

Free-agency negotiations are set to begin Monday. However, there have already been several transactions that have had a ripple effect across the league.

Since the conclusion of the regular season, there have been an NBA-record 13 head coaching changes. That includes six coaches who led their respective teams to the playoffs—two who just set franchise highs for wins in a season.

Furthermore, several key players have already opted out of player options, choosing instead to test the waters of free agency. In some cases, teams have already started talking about potential blockbuster trades. Trades that could shake up the entire landscape of the league.

And to think we’re only just a little over a week into the offseason. 

Better get your popcorn ready.

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