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Several teams were very busy in the West’s Pacific Division while others just made smaller moves. The Clippers and Golden State didn’t make any huge splashes, but both teams added some depth off the bench. Despite the Suns’ heavy activity, their dealings with talented guard Eric Bledsoe are still unresolved. The Lakers are building toward the 2016 free agent class. They’ve added some quality players for the time being, however. And finally, who knows what the Kings are doing. Let’s take a closer look:
It’s been a busy summer for teams in the East’s Southeast Division. Miami lost LeBron James, which automatically made for a bad summer, but did recuperate pretty nicely. Charlotte is slowly becoming a very good team. Washington was busy in free agency but will still rely on guards John Wall and Bradley Beal. Orlando remains on the rebuilding path. And finally, the Atlanta Hawks made some small but solid moves this summer. Let’s take a closer look at each team’s offseason:
We continue our offseason grades with a look at the West’s Northwest Division. Denver had a fruitful offseason, building both through the draft and by trading for Arron Afflalo. Utah and Minnesota are rebuilding, but both teams added exciting prospects who have superstar potential. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City and Portland are still the class of the division, but really failed to make game-changing moves. Here’s how it all turned out:
There was a ton of movement in the East’s Central Division this offseason. The Bulls and Cavs are now positioned as Eastern Conference favorites, while the Pacers have tumbled down the pecking order after losing Paul George to injury and Lance Stephenson to free agency. Milwaukee is slowly rebuilding and got their centerpiece in Jabari Parker. Meanwhile, the Pistons added some shooters around the team’s big frontcourt. Here’s how things transpired:
We continue our NBA offseason grades by examining the West’s Southwest Division. Dallas scored a coup by stealing Chandler Parsons away from Houston, which could result in the two teams switching positions in the West’s pecking order. Meanwhile, the Pelicans added a center to start alongside Anthony Davis. Memphis signed Vince Carter, who will provide help off the bench. And finally, the defending champion Spurs stood pat by securing all of its own free agents. This division could be the most competitive in the league once again next season. Let’s take a closer look:
This week, we are taking a look at the winners and losers of the NBA offseason. We start with Atlantic Division teams. The Knicks and Raptors retained their important free agents in Carmelo Anthony and Kyle Lowry. The Celtics and 76ers are in full-fledged rebuilding mode. Meanwhile, the Nets had to retool after suffering the loss of two starters who left in free agency.
The Chicago Bulls have had a fair shot at the Eastern Conference title over the last two seasons, but without Derrick Rose on the court, they are way too limited offensively. Rose seems to be ready to comeback, but can he last and get back to his old form? Read More
The Los Angeles Lakers are seeking for a new direction after two dreadful years under coach Mike D’Antoni, and they announced they hired Byron Scott to be their Head Coach for their next four years. Read More
Free agency continues with the NBA’s biggest names already off the board. But plenty of talent remains available for teams still on the market.
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Let’s take a first look at what week three in the NFL has in store for us next week with a brief glimpse at each match-up.
The Michigan State Spartans visiting the Oregon Ducks at the Autzen Stadium for the 2014 College Football week two might be the most intriguing game in the lineup this weekend; they will clash Saturday at 6:30 PM ET. Read More