It's amazing how one or two games under playoff lights can determine whether an athlete will be rich, super rich, or über rich when he hits the open market.
Based on just the past few days you'd think that Kyle Korver was the one getting the max deal this summer and Joe Johnson was the one who might be lucky to get a mid-level offer.
While that example is a bit of an exaggeration, there are plenty of where an athlete has parlayed a playoff performance into the type of contract that could be the difference between having to become a high school coach after retiring from the NBA or getting to live off of interest.
How else would you explain Jerome James getting a five year, $29 million contract from the Knicks in the summer of 2005?
James averaged 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in the playoffs after averaging just 4.9 ppg and 3 rpg during the regular season.
With so many teams having varying amounts of available cap space this summer, it's worth taking a look at some of this year's playoff performers and trying to determine which ones have increased their value the most.
Here are 10 guys (in no particular order) who might want to call their real estate agents and have them start looking for some ocean-front properties: