NBA Rumors: Will Any Big-Name Players Stay Overseas?

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NBA Rumors: Will Any Big-Name Players Stay Overseas?

The 2011-12 NBA season is set to tip off on Christmas Day, but several free agents have decided to make China, Lithuania and a variety of other locations abroad their stomping grounds for the season.

With the uncertainty surrounding the lockout and some doubt that there would even be a campaign this year, some guys simply couldn't afford to wait around and risk a chance at a payday while the work stoppage dragged forward.

Any athlete under contract in the league prior to the lockout will be forced to return stateside, but there were some free agents who signed overseas without an opt-out clause and won't be coming back.

Here are the most notable names.

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