NBA Free Agency: Delonte West and the the 15 Biggest Bargain Free Agents

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NBA Free Agency: Delonte West and the the 15 Biggest Bargain Free Agents
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The 2011 NBA free agent class is nowhere near the value that LeBron James gave to the 2010 class or what Dwight Howard is going to do for the 2012 class, but there are some gems in there.

Caron Butler and Tyson Chandler are out there, along with Jamal Crawford and David West, but they are likely to get the big bucks, and possibly too many zeroes on their paychecks.

What I am more interested in at this point is the players that the teams above the salary cap can get for a price that is allowable under the mid-level exception but will bring the team up to the next level.  Those are the guys that swing championships and the guys that subtly change the landscape of the NBA.

Sure, moving LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Amar'e Stoudemire is going to make huge waves throughout the league, but actually building a team around them is what brings the titles to those cities.

Hard workers, great teammates, defensive stalwarts, three-point specialists and old, undervalued seven-footers are usually the guys that swing titles from one year to the next.

So I've taken a look around the free agent list, looked into what these guys are looking at earning over the next few years and boiled down the 15 best bargains on this year's free agent market.

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