6 NBA Free Agents Playing for a Major Payday in the 2014 Playoffs

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6 NBA Free Agents Playing for a Major Payday in the 2014 Playoffs
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It's not uncommon for a player to raise his value significantly in free agency with a strong postseason. When you consider that the whole basketball world is watching and that even the best general managers often fall victim to recency bias, that makes sense.

It doesn't hurt that the NBA is a copycat league in a lot of ways, and players who have success in a very specialized role often have their stock rise right alongside the role. Whether that's a shot-blocking big man or a three-point bomber, it's the role players who can often earn the biggest bump in salary during the playoffs.

That doesn't exclude stars from playing their way into a bigger payday, however. Essentially, everyone who isn't a max player going into the postseason can earn a few more dollars. Having a great postseason and being an unrestricted free agent in the same summer is pretty much what an agent would consider to be a best-case scenario.

With that in mind, let's take a look at six unrestricted free agents who can certainly play their way into a major payday with big postseason performances.

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