Under-the-Radar Winners of the 2013 NBA Offseason

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Under-the-Radar Winners of the 2013 NBA Offseason
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Great NBA offseasons aren't always about accumulating expensive, top-end talent. Then again, hauling in guys like Dwight Howard on the free-agent market or swinging a massive trade for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are still pretty good ways to have a successful summer.

Big overhauls like the ones the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets made are always going to grab headlines, but in today's NBA it's just as important for teams to get the little things right.

So it's just as praiseworthy when rebuilding franchises use the summer months to clean house, get younger and clear the books. And when championship contenders quietly shore up weaknesses on the cheap, we should applaud them as well.

You've already been doused by the big splashes. As a change of pace, let's celebrate the understated ripples created by a few of the 2013 offseason's less-celebrated winners.

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