Offseason Free-Agent Bets Guaranteed to Pan out During 2013-14 Season

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Offseason Free-Agent Bets Guaranteed to Pan out During 2013-14 Season
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The NBA offseason is all about balancing risk with reward, but sometimes teams have to make bets that aren't exactly sure things. 

In poker, sometimes you have to go all-in on a three of a kind and hope it works out. In golf, sometimes you must just go for the green. In football, sometimes it's beneficial to trust your receiver and throw into a double-team. 

Well, in the NBA, sometimes it's necessary to make a gamble during the free-agent period.

These are gambles, but they're also the ones that are most likely to work out in a positive way. To qualify for this article, the move must actually be a "bet." Something must be on the line, whether it's money, an opportunity to sign a different player or something else entirely. 

Bets have to be won by one party, and in each of these seven cases, that party is the team making the acquisition in question. 

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