It has been a very active offseason for the NBA.
John Wall was selected by the Washington Wizards as the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Miami now has a “super team.” Chris Paul apparently has demanded a trade out of the New Orleans Hornets. Lon Babby, who has been a NBA player agent for a long time, has been hired as the new President of Basketball Operations of the Phoenix Suns. The Golden State Warriors has a new owner, and it’s not Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. And players are already bracing for a lockout because the NBA owners and players’ union seem to be far from reaching an agreement.
There are more transactions that have taken place, some very good, the others questionable, and some still to be done for the upcoming weeks, but for now, here are five winners and losers of the 2010 offseason.