If the 2011-2012 NBA season is cancelled, we are in for an absolute free agency frenzy next summer, which while interesting through our eyes, may serve as a major inconvenience for some of the members in this year's free agency class.
Players like Jamal Crawford and Caron Butler may seem enticing to many teams now, but what happens when you add other players like Danilo Gallinari and Eric Gordon to the mix? Increased competition is good for headlines, but bad for certain players' business.
While envisioning such a scenario may be getting ahead of the current situation, it remains a legitimate possibility, and is one current free agents will not take lightly. It's one thing to be faced with going a year without pay, but it's another to do that and then also face the prospect of your value deteriorating.
Should the 2011 and 2012 free agency classes be integrated, players poised for large pay-days this summer may find themselves in an entirely different situation next year. Players that teams consider too good to pass up, may suddenly find themselves taking a backseat to a different talent.
Here are 12 players who may see this harsh notion become an even harsher reality.