The Miami Heat and the new “Big Three” sucker-punched the NBA, but a few teams around the NBA have done their best to counter Miami and the "conspirators’" moves.
The balance of power around the league has definitely shifted as advertised, leaving us to anticipate one of the biggest seasons in NBA history.
The shifting going on in the league didn’t just take place one way, but in multiple ways. For some teams, it was done through the use of sign-and-trade.
Other teams took advantage of a deep draft pool and selected one of the league’s newest stars. Finally, some teams used the classic and ever resourceful free-agent signing.
This is my favorite way: the time old honored sports tradition of luring the player away from his former team with more money and promises of both a higher amount of personal and team successes.
The NBA offseason is not over and there should be more to come but, for the moment, there are just a few teams that have made moves which are significant enough to, maybe not match, but at least rival what is being put together down in South Beach.
The Golden State Warriors added one of the most underrated big men in the game today. The Phoenix Suns lost a key player, but they bounced back by keeping a couple of their key players and bringing in an excellent hybrid forward.
The Sacramento Kings may have slipped down in the draft, but luckily, a terrific player was there in waiting. While that was going on out West, the East was also busy shaking things up.
The Washington Wizards hit it big with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, the Chicago Bulls lured away three guys from Salt Lake City, and the Boston Celtics lost a veteran only to pick up a another one.
Here are seven teams that have been busy in the front office this offseason, in order from minor, yet important moves, to big time blockbuster moves.