I give you a recap and my opinion on all the crazy offseason moves made thus far in the NBA.
I will talk about some of the top and best NBA teams in the league including the Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, LA Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, the Detroit Pistons, and the Boston Celtics, and some of the best players in the league being dealt around.
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Orlando has gone out and picked up another superstar to compliment Howard and Lewis. Now they have a perimeter player that can create his own shot, something the Magic really didn't have last season.
It did come at the expense of losing Hedo Terkagulo but the Magic signed Brandon Bass today, who averaged 8.5 points and 4.5 rebounds with only an average of 19.8 minutes a game. With that pick up to help the loss of Hedo, it was an excellent offseason all around.
How can the defending champions get better?
Ummm, by picking up Ron Artest.
This will add a great defensive minded and tough player to a team that could use some. Artest will spread his aggressive play to the rest of Lakers, and if you didn't already have the Lakers as a serious contender this upcoming season, then how can you not now?
When you have 3 superstars in Ginoboli, Parker, and Duncan, what do you focus on for your offseason adjustments?
Well, if your the Spurs, you pick another star.
Jefferson, a player counted as a top 20 player in the league, is now added to the Spurs. This might be a move that can help the Spurs compete with the Lakers in the West. Jefferson adds youth and sharp shooting to a team that on paper is very impressive.
Also, they signed Antonio McDyess, for another great inside defender to help out Duncan.
Yes, anything short of a championship for the Cavaliers last year would have been a disappointment. And it was, as they went out in the Conference Finals in six by getting beat by the Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard.
Howard single-handedly beat up Cleveland in their series, so the Cavs went out and got a big man that could compete against Howard. With this move Cleveland fans are more confident than ever.
With the Pistons losing Wallace, McDyess, and A.I. to free agency, everyone knew Detroit was going to get some good players with the mass amount of cap space.
They went and outbid the Chicago Bulls for Ben Gordon, a very good perimeter player with great power to the basket. He will be great coming off the bench, something he's used to, to backup Rip Hamilton. That's if the Pistons don't do a trade and sign deal including Hamilton for David Lee.
Then they brought in Villanueva, a very young and great offensive talent. He will be a step up at the power forward position, and make the loss of Antonio McDyess that much easier to swallow.
This might not put the Pistons as a contender this year but it shows a bright future for the city of Detroit.
So after all the Eastern Conference teams going out and picking up big names to increase their chances of being a prime contender this upcoming year, the Celtics had to do something. And picking up a dominant big down low is going to work wonders now that Big Baby is out. If Garnett comes back healthy, this team can be the most physically tough team in NBA.