NBA free agency affords teams an opportunity to get better and even change the complete dynamic of their roster and future. Unfortunately, many teams have missed out on those golden opportunities this offseason.
The free agency game is dangerous, and while some teams hit the jackpot like the Miami Heat did a few years ago, many more fall flat on their faces as they miss out on getting the big-time players they have cleared so much cap room for.
Whiffing on such players can have devastating effects on a franchise, potentially for years to come. Hopefully, these franchises will be able to rebound from their mistakes and bad luck and still have good seasons.
Some are at fault, some just had bad luck and others made mistakes that could cost them that extra little thing they need to take the next step in their team’s development. Here are seven teams that missed huge, golden opportunities this offseason.