The work of an NBA general manager is never done.
After one of the busiest offseasons in recent memory, front offices around the league are now tasked with the job of figuring out what to do with their current roster.
There's a delicate balance between staying competitive while simultaneously preparing for the future, and the best teams are those that can walk that fine line without suffering a noticeable decline in on-court performance.
Expiring contracts and the new collective bargaining agreement will make that high-wire act a bit difficult for a number of GMs this season. Some teams (Oklahoma City, Houston) wasted little time executing their respective action plans, and there are a number of other franchises who may decide to make similar moves before the calendar turns to 2013.