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Free agents with discount tags...



Found this here, but for those who are too lazy to jump, the contents are as follows:

Too simplify things, I listed only players who are honest-to-goodness unrestricted free-agents, not players with team or player options - this way we don't have to worry about will they or won't they or any other external decisions.   
 
(name, team – 2010-11 salary – status)
 
Mike Dunleavy, Indiana Pacers - $10.6 million – Unrestricted:
Appeared to be a star on the rise, before persistent knee injuries turned him into a part-time player over the last few years.  He was able to suit up for 61 games last season and averaged 11.2 ppg and 4.5 boards.  A cerebral player and solid shooter, Lil Dun could become a solid sixth man at the right price.      
 
Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks - $18.3 million – Unrestricted:
Once one of the premier long-range gunners in the NBA – now just a big question mark.  However, he'll always be considered one of the league's true "good guys."  Lots of folks around the association will be hoping he is able to make it to the NBA hardwood at some point.   

Sasha Vujacic, New Jersey Nets - $5.5 million – Unrestricted:
A shooter who played decently well for New Jersey last season, and hit two huge free throws for the Lakers in Game 7 last June. 

Jose Barea, Dallas Mavericks - $1.7 million – Unrestricted:
Undersized, but full of heart, J.J. Barea will have his fair share of suitor this summer, as he could ideally provide a spark of offense off the bench. 

Delonte West, Boston Celtics - $1.1 million – Unrestricted:
A loose cannon, with talent.  West hasn't played well in the postseason for Boston thus far, but his track record proves he is a tough matchup on both ends of the floor.

T.J. Ford, Indiana Pacers - $8.5 million – Unrestricted:
Ford fell out of favor in Indiana, but he feels he still has gas left in the tank.  Projects as a decent back-up receiving 15-20 minutes a night…  
 
Grant Hill, Phoenix Suns - $3.2 million – Unrestricted:
Amazingly, Grant Hill has missed a grand total of just three games over the last three seasons combined.  It appeared that Hill was on his last legs when he signed with the Suns a few years ago; instead, he has improved each season in Phoenix and finished 2010-2011 averaging over 13 and 4 boards per game.  In addition, he is an invaluable asset as a locker room leader; this man has seen it all in his NBA lifetime.   
 
Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons – $11.1 million – Unrestricted:
Long considered one of the NBA most versatile forwards, Prince's career has regressed a bit in recent years.  Dealing with nagging injuries and incessant turmoil in Detroit, Prince's value is relatively low right now, but that means some team will likely get a great value this summer.  Prince is a winner, especially when you factor in what he brings to the table defensively.  
 
Peja Stojakovic, Dallas Mavericks - $0.9 million – Unrestricted:
Many assumed Peja had reached the end of his NBA journey, but he has shown some signs of life recently in Dallas, including a 21-point outburst against the Blazers in Game 2 of the Mavs' first round series.  NBA coaches and GMs are always willing to carve out a roster spot for players that can consistently knock down threes.      
 
Earl Clark, Orlando Magic - $1.9 million – Unrestricted:
There were high expectations for Clark coming out of college, but he never put it together in Phoenix.  He showed some glimpses when he received some playing time in Orlando – enough to get some nibbles in the free-agent market.  
 
Shane Battier, Memphis Grizzlies - $7.4 million – Unrestricted:
So much of what Battier brings to the table doesn't show up in the box score, but that doesn't mean smart NBA executives don't appreciate just how valuable he is.  Just ask Memphis…
 
Shawne Williams, New York Knicks - $0.9 million – Unrestricted:
Williams had disappeared from the NBA radar, until he latched on to the Knicks as the team's 15th man coming out of training camp last October.  Eventually, Williams earned a spot in Mike D'Antoni's rotation and proved he belongs in the league.  Now, the Knicks have to hope he is amenable to returning to the Big Apple, and it appears he is.  
  
Yao Ming, Houston Rockets - $17.7 million – Unrestricted:
Whether or not Yao will ever play again is anybody's guess.  And any team signing him would obviously be rolling the dice.  However, we know that whenever Yao has actually been able to step on the floor, he had been incredibly efficient and effective.  If he is willing to sign at a discounted rate, plenty of GM's would love to bring him into camp.  
 
Carl Landry, New Orleans Hornets - $3.0 million – Unrestricted:
Landry is one of the rare players on this list that's in line for a major raise this summer.  He was a beast for the Rockets last season, and was a horse for the Hornets in the first-round versus the Lakers powerful frontline.  
 
Kenyon Martin, Denver Nuggets - $16.5 million – Unrestricted:
K-Mart hasn't been the same since being sidelined by microfracture surgery, but he can still make a positive impact on both ends of the floor when he suits up.  Health will always be issue, but Kenyon's energy and defensive intensity are valued commodities on the NBA's open market.   
 
Kris Humphries, New Jersey Nets - $3.2 million – Unrestricted:
Some have termed it the "Kim Kardashian effect," others claim he was just waiting for his opportunity to play heavy minutes.  Whatever the case, Humphries proved he is an elite rebounder, averaging over 14 boards per game during the second half of the season.  The Nets would love to hold onto him, but they'll have plenty of competition.      
 
Glen Davis, Boston Celtics – $3.3 million – Unrestricted:
A key member of the Celtics bench over the last few years, Davis has battled weight and maturity issues, but also possesses a uniquely effective skill set.  
 
Chuck Hayes, Houston Rockets - $2.3 million – Unrestricted
Quick trivia question: Dwight Howard earned the most 1st place votes (114) in the 2011 NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting; who earned the second most 1st place votes (2)?  If you guessed Chuck Hayes, pat yourself on the back.  If you are his agent, pass that bit of info along to NBA GMs this summer and hope your client can cash in with a nice payday.   
 
Josh McRoberts, Indiana Pacers - $0.9 million – Unrestricted:
A pleasant surprise for the Pacers this season, McBob brought energy and athleticism at the power forward spot. 
 
Kyrylo Fesenko, Utah Jazz - $1.1 million – Unrestricted:
He's 7'1" and he can walk and chew gum at the same time.  Ergo, he'll get plenty of offers.
 
Jason Collins, Atlanta Hawks - $1.2 million – Unrestricted:
Collins likely earned himself a contract due to his defensive effort against Dwight Howard in the Hawks' first-round defeat of Orlando.  

Jeff Foster, Indiana Pacers - $6.7 million - Unrestricted
The epitome of a crafty veteran, Foster knows all the tricks.  He still gets boards and gets under opponents' skin.  He played his entire career in Indiana, will he move on this summer? 
 
Eddy Curry - $11.3 million – Unrestricted:
Just kidding.  


Again, the players listed are those who can come at a bargained price. So, players like Dwight Howard, David West, etc. are obviously not listed. For the full list of upcoming free agents, go here.

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