The summer free agent frenzy is over and teams are now preparing for training camp and the upcoming season. Rosters are pretty much set and the only big event that fans should look out for, is of the Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul show.
There has been rumblings from both camps about a formation of another big three, similar to the one just created in Miami. The trio in Miami have opened many eyes, especially with the star players. The superstars and stars in the league have now begun examining their own team's direction.
Players believe teams should be in a win now mode, while most GM's want to take the patient approach to building a championship team. That patient method hasn't worked, as you see two win-now mode teams in the Celtics and Lakers, who have had so much success.
If the Heat haven't changed GM's minds, they have definitely opened their eyes. While there hasn't been too many crazy trades, GM's have been adding pieces to their bench squads in order to be competitive. The Bucks went on a splurge to solidify their bench, as did Dallas and Utah.
There are some really good bench units currently and the summer free agent frenzy did play a part in some of those improvements. Despite the great bench squads, I only listed the top five.