With training camp just around the corner, the return of NBA basketball is fast approaching.
While fans were left yearning for more action after a scintillating Miami-Oklahoma City Finals match-up, the offseason of 2012 certainly offered up plenty of compelling storylines to keep both fans and analysts busy during the most insufferable months for hoops fans.
Though this crop of free agents was not stuffed with marquee names like the Summer of 2010, it did feature several high profile players testing the market and a number of players on contract switching ball clubs for a myriad of reasons.
From the resolution of the Dwight Howard debacle to the future of three of the league’s most dynamic point guards, waves were made this offseason by everyone from rookies to veterans and contenders to cellar-dwellers.
It is safe to say that, coming off of a harried and severely delayed 2011 offseason, having a summer filled with NBA action was a welcome sight to fans of the sport. As we eagerly await tip-off in October, here are some of the biggest storylines from the 2012 offseason and how they ultimately played out.