2011 NBA Offseason: 6 Franchise-Changing Trades

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2011 NBA Offseason: 6 Franchise-Changing Trades
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Ah, the offseason. A time of reflection and self-evaluation. The year is in the books and the games are all wrapped up.

The offseason is often a time where the balance of power can shift swiftly, when some franchises crumble and others are reinforced. Last summer is a perfect example of how quickly the NBA fates change.

Assuming there is even going to be a next season, it’s time for all of the fringe contenders to reload their rosters and begin preparing for another championship campaign.

It is my belief that sports fans are composed of 90% passion and 10% speculation. After reading a similar article written by B/R Featured Columnist Joseph Fafinski, I decided to combine those two areas in my own piece.

My one disclaimer: I am not a GM and I have a very poor grasp of the important characteristics that go into trading the appropriate contracts. I barely passed high school math classes. You do not want to me to attempt multi-million dollar contracts.

For all intents and purposes, this article will not hold the financial aspect of player swaps in the strictest regard. Additionally, a lot of these trades are far from probable. But what the hell, right?

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