10 players putting up career-best numbers in a contract year

Montrezl Harrell is again one of the top Sixth Man of the Year candidates. [Image Source: Flickr | David Beasley]
Montrezl Harrell is again one of the top Sixth Man of the Year candidates. [Image Source: Flickr | David Beasley]

Brandon Ingram was named an All-Star and could be in line to receive a max deal.

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You hear about it all the time in sports; how a player is putting together their best season at an opportune time because their contract is set to expire once the season is over.

These 10 NBA players are putting together their best statistical season in advance of becoming a free agent in a few month’s time.

1

Davis Bertans - Wizards

Traded by the Spurs in the offseason after they thought they signed Marcus Morris (he ended up changing his mind), Bertans has excelled in his first season with the Wizards. He nearly doubled his previous career-best in scoring as he is averaging 15.3 points per contest.

2

Alec Burks - Warriors/76ers

Thrust into a much larger role on an injury-laden Warriors team (now on the 76ers after a trade deadline deal), Burks’ 15.2 points per game are a career-high as are his averages of 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 89.5 percent shooting from the free-throw line.

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