NBA Free Agents 2011: 10 Shocking Contracts That May Be Signed This Summer

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NBA Free Agents 2011: 10 Shocking Contracts That May Be Signed This Summer

Much like the NBA free agency of 2010, there will be a plethora of talented players hitting the market in the summer of 2011 which include the likes of Nene Hilario, Jamal Crawford, Tyson Chandler and a bunch of other notable names.

While many of the 2011 free agents will earn the right dollar amount for their ability to sustain or even improve upon personal stats while also helping to make their team better, their will also be a slew of players who get overpaid as well.

2010 was a perfect example of this, as many teams panicked and overpaid for role players just so they could say they didn't come out empty handed. (Look at the New Jersey Nets summer of 2010 transactions specifically as a great example of this. Johan Petro anyone?)

With the lockout in full swing, there is no telling when the time will come for these players to sign with a new team or stay with their current one.

However, with the new salary cap likely being more constricting financially, the decision to pay players big bucks could potentially be a step in the wrong direction if teams are not careful.

The players on this list are all talented, but there is also a certain point where teams must have enough self-control financially to walk away if the asking price gets raised too high.

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