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Grading Every Major Move of the 2012 NBA Offseason
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The 2012 NBA offseason certainly did not lack for major moves involving contending franchises.

The past five NBA champions added significant pieces to their roster, all in hopes of dethroning the reigning champion Miami Heat.

A look into how much these teams improved could be a precursor to how the upcoming NBA season could play out.

The rich got richer (as is often the case in David Stern's NBA), but some borderline playoff clubs took major steps toward championship contention. Those without 2013 playoff aspirations dealt for pieces for the future, as well as financial flexibility for the present.

Not all of these moves were in the best interest of the respective franchises, but they all will impact the immediate future of the organizations involved.

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