2013 Free Agency: 10 Cheap Free Agents That Every NBA Team Should Be Interested In

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2013 Free Agency: 10 Cheap Free Agents That Every NBA Team Should Be Interested In

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Now that the NBA season is finally over, it is time to focus on the upcoming Draft and summer activities like the open market. Free agency will be upon us come July 1st and there sure are a lot of big story lines heading into it.

Where will Dwight Howard land? How about Chris Paul? Other bigger names like Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith need a home. Is Paul Pierce too old or is he worth the money still at this age? The two bigs from the Utah Jazz are both about to be cut loose - do either Al Jefferson or Paul Millsap stay in Salt Lake City?

With quite a few interesting names up for bidding, this summer is sure to be a lot of fun as an NBA fan. But, what about those teams that are on a budget? Rosters need to be filled. Rotations need to be established after losing free agents of their own.

For many franchises, they are going to be spending the summer trying to figure out how in the world they will stay under the cap while attempting to fill in the holes left by expired contracts. These teams will likely be looking at signing guys on the cheap - some, real cheap.

Like a few teams proved this season, there are still some guys available that are not only affordable but can contribute at a higher level than most in their salary range. Here are ten of those cost-effective free agents that every team should take a look at this summer.

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Chris Anderson

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Chris "Birdman" Anderson proved to everybody that even though he wasn't signed to a roster the majority of the regular season, he can still play at a high level. The Miami Heat learned just how valuable he can be to a franchise as a change of pace and energy off the bench.

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Marco Belinelli

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Who would have thought the hero of so many games for the Chicago Bulls this year would have been backup guard Marco Belinelli? He had his handful of clutch shots when the game was on the line and shot the ball very well for Chicago this season.

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Martell Webster

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Martell Webster dug himself a hole with the Minnesota Timberwolves, often being labeled as the dummy on the team. With the Washington Wizards he showed that he has the ability to shoot much better and more consistently than he had previously in his career.

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Corey Brewer

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Corey Brewer will likely be the more expensive option out of the bunch as he made around $3 million last season, but compared to many other guys he is relatively affordable. His defense is what will attract teams the most, although he isn't a half-bad shooter either.

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Chase Budinger

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This is an interesting case for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Chase Budinger was injured almost the entire season and no one ever really got to see what he could do consistently when healthy. He can still shoot the ball, though. Many teams will be interested in that fact.

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Andray Blatche

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A change of scenery appears to be all Andray Blatche needed. With the Brooklyn Nets, he thrived as their big man off the bench. Blatche was much better on both ends of the floor than the majority of his critics thought he would have been.

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Nate Robinson

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Chicago Bulls fans had no idea what was in store for them when the team signed Nate Robinson to a one year deal. He was supposed to be a backup plan for their backup plan, but all he did was come in game after game and knock down big time shots en route to Bulls victories and ultimately advancing to the second round of the playoffs without Derrick Rose.

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Elton Brand

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Hey may be getting old, but Elton Brand can still be an effective big off the bench. Brand is a good rebounder and when he takes his shots he can score effectively in the post. He's still got his mid-range jump shot, too. Brand is a bargain at just about $2 million last year.

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Al-Farouq Aminu

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The New Orleans Pelicans are going to have to re-sign this guy. But, if they don't, there will likely be a few potential suitors calling his name. Al-Farouq Aminu is a young and athletic forward that is just an all around efficient basketball player on both ends. Making under $3 million last season, Aminu is a steal.

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Kenyon Martin

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When the New York Knicks called, Kenyon Martin answered. Although still somewhat of an injury liability, Martin is a solid choice to back up your front court. He isn't too bad defensively and will still haul in a fair share of rebounds. Look for a contender to swoop him up if he doesn't stay put in New York.

 

 

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