6 Restricted Free Agents Who Could Be on New NBA Teams in 2014-15

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6 Restricted Free Agents Who Could Be on New NBA Teams in 2014-15
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Restricted free agents matter, too.

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony aren't restricted free agents; nor are Chris Bosh and Luol Deng. They are unrestricted free agents. They are the ones who invade headlines and can be signed without cutting through rolls of red tape.

But restricted free agents still matter.

Most of them aren't superstars. They are players coming off their rookie contracts who didn't receive an extension. They are (typically) modestly paid talents due for some kind of raise.

They are more difficult to acquire, if only because their current teams have the right to match any offer they receive, paving the way for marginal amounts of movement, especially when it comes to star prospects.

Some are still set free, though. Be it through a sign-and-trade or a club's refusal to match an offer sheet which it deems excessive, certain restricted free agents are serious threats to leave.

This year's class of restricted free agents is packed with talent angling for raises, new contracts and, in some cases, new homes.

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