What a ride that lockout was.
With the NBA season finally underway, we can now look forward to free agency and determine who will stay and who will go.
Some free agents, like JR Smith, have already punched a ticket out of town. Others, like Jamal Crawford, seem to be feeling out the situation and could be waiting for an offer. There are also always the players who want to remain with their current teams, who want to re-sign and make another run at their end goal, whatever it may be: winning record, playoffs, championship, etc.
With the likes of Miami and Boston making a push for the game changing free agents, hometown fans can only hope that their team is either competitive enough or has enough money to lure their prized free agent away from the big markets looking to claim some new real estate.
Here are some players who should be back on their same team this shortened season, resisting the urge of the large markets or staying in the one they are already in.