Merry Christmas NBA fans, it looks like Santa won't be leaving you a basketball-shaped lump of coal after all.
With that in mind, it's time to start thinking about the impending free-agent frenzy about to devour the entire month of December. Teams will be jockeying for position worse than Wal-Mart patrons on Black Friday.
So who is on your Christmas list? While this year has a relatively weak class of top-tier free agents, a quick glance into the bargain bin might yield a veritable steal.
Here is a list of five free agents whom, once dusted off, will provide a big boost to contending teams.