NBA Free Agency Moves That Will Create Instant Contenders

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NBA Free Agency Moves That Will Create Instant Contenders
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Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith

There are NBA free agency moves available this summer that will create instant championship contenders around the league. 

With Chris Paul likely off the market, set to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, Dwight Howard remains as the premier prize of the 2013 class. 

Besides Howard, though, there are also other moves that can be made to solidify a team's chances of competing for an NBA title instantly.

These moves include acquiring one critical free agent capable of launching a team who finished outside of the playoffs in 2013 into the championship discussion moving forward. They also include dramatically improving playoff teams who struggled to advance, along with rejuvenating the efforts of contenders from a season ago.

The moves that would create an instant contender are listed according to the chances each team would have of winning a championship by acquiring the free agent highlighted.

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