NBA Free Agents 2011: 12 Players That No One Will Want to Touch

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NBA Free Agents 2011: 12 Players That No One Will Want to Touch
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This year's free agent class will not come close to rivaling the one from last summer, but it is does have more potential duds in the pool than last year's.

As teams explore the free agent options that are out there, it would be wise for each organization to keep in mind the potential risk associated with any of the prospects they are considering. Certain players are not worth making offers to, and some command way too much money simply because of their name.

We are not talking about the solid role players, like Jamal Crawford, who will be overpaid, nor are we talking about the seasoned veterans, like Kurt Thomas, who are past their primes. Those are all players who teams know what they are getting by signing them, players that don't come with many question marks.

Players like Kenyon Martin, pictured above, are the ones that NBA teams need to be weary of. Free agents that come with more risks and question marks than upsides, are not worth any team's time or investment.

Yes, a player like Martin would be a good acquisition if the price is right, but it will never be right because his name is Kenyon Martin. His days as a dominant power forward, long lost by the way, will still command large amounts of money. 

On the ensuing slides we will take a look at players that every NBA team will want to avoid via this year's free agency pool.

Let's get to it.

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