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Glen Davis ($3.3 million)

Despite missing 28 regular season games (injury) his real value has come in the postseason. In Game 4 of the NBA Finals he scored 18 points with four offensive rebounds and two steals. “Big Baby” has the ability to out muscle his opponents in the paint and has been a key reserve during the Celtics playoff run. Davis is 24 years old and next season will be a contract year.

Andray Blatche ($3.2 million)

Gilbert Arenas was suspended for 50 games. Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood were traded during the season. All of these factors allowed Blatche to breakout. With four original starters removed from the Washington Wizards, the offense was mainly run through Blatche.

Over his last 32 games he averaged 22.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.5 steals in 37 minutes per game. In his fifth season these were easily all career highs. The Syracuse born player will be 24 years old in August and is a rising star in the Eastern Conference.

Carl Landry ($3 million)

Andres Nocioni ($6.8 million) and Francisco Garcia ($5.5 million) will earn more than Landry next season.

The Kings acquired Landry in a mid-season trade in exchange for Kevin Martin. Landry is one of the leagues most underrated players and played exceptionally well for the Kings. Before the trade he averaged 16.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and shot 54 percent from the field for the Houston Rockets.

He started all 28 games for Sacramento averaging 18 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1 steal and shot 52 percent from the field. Despite playing in just 31 minutes per game during the season he had a PER of 19.02 (36th overall). He also will be in a contract year.

Aaron Brooks ($2 million)

Shane Batter, Trevor Ariza and Jared Jeffries will make over $6 million next season.

In his third season Brooks was named the Most Improved Player. He averaged 19.6 points, 5.3 assists and led the NBA with 209 three-pointers made. Brooks played in all 82 games and  became only the sixth player in NBA history to make over 200 3-pointers and over 400 assists in a single season.

George Hill ($1.1 million)

In his second season Hill improved his play greatly and tied for second place for the Most Improved player award. He started 43 regular season games averaging 15.3 points, 3.6 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 threes per game.

In the first round of the playoffs he started all six games against the Mavericks and scored 29 points in Game 4 and 21 in Game 6.

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