One Instant Contributor Every NBA Team Could Acquire in Free Agency

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One Instant Contributor Every NBA Team Could Acquire in Free Agency
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Pau Gasol could be the missing link in Phoenix's quest for the NBA playoffs.

The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat may be doing battle in the 2014 NBA Finals, but general managers across the NBA are already looking toward free agency as a chance to improve for the 2014-15 season.

In free agency, we're bound to see signings that will soon be forgotten. Not everybody who earns a contract will play significant minutes, but each team hopes to improve, which is something certain players can help with instantly upon their arrivals. 

When looking at potential contributors for this piece, free agents with player options will not be considered. Unless they've declared their intentions to opt out, there's no telling whether or not they'll actually hit the open market.

A team's own free agents also won't be considered, although potential replacements are fair game. 

Free agency can be unpredictable, but it's easy to see that every team has a need somewhere on its roster. Finding the right guy to fill the hole is the tough part, but there are certain players who could step into certain organizations and make a difference right away.

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