NBA Teams with the Best and Worst Offseasons

Ethan NorofCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2012

With most of the offseason puzzle pieces now in place, we have a clear picture of which NBA teams can be applauded and which can be reviled for their moves.

NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes break down which franchises will fondly look back on this offseason as positive turning points. So too, there are quite a few teams which can't wait for the sting to get over with.

During the downtime of summer, an NBA organization must clearly address its problem areas, create positive buzz about the roster and the upcoming season among its fanbase, and at least make the team better on paper.

Those franchises only succeeded only in certain areas, but not others, didn't warrant consideration. For instance, the Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks absolutely became "different" this offseason, but it's still way too early to tell whether they became that much better.

Only those teams that got better in all three factors were awarded "good offseason" labels, while those that failed or regressed across the board received the opposite.

You can find more NBA offseason previews and commentary from these guys at Bleacher Report's Court Vision blog.

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