In case you've been living under a rock for the past couple of months, the NBA has been locked out.
According to Billy Hunter, the executive director of the NBPA, the NBA is likely to be locked out for the entire 2011-12 season.
In the faint hopes of there actually being an NBA season this year, it doesn't hurt to look at the 2011 Free Agent situation.
This is not the star studded free agent class of 2010, where superstars such as Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were all on the market, with all three signing with the Miami Heat.
Although this free agent class isn't one for the ages, it does contain a good amount of role players that can make key contributions for title chasing teams.
Players such as James Posey in the past, signed for less than their market value and ended up aiding their teams to championships by contributing as role players.
Before Posey signed with the Boston Celtics in 07-08, when they won the NBA Finals over the heavily favored LA Lakers, Posey had made at least 4.9 million dollars a year in his previous four seasons.
When he signed with Boston in 2007, he signed for a mere 3.2 million a year, much less than his market value indicated.
This article will list the "James Posey's" of the Free Agent Class of 2011...