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NBA Deals:Magic, Cavaliers, Spurs, Pistons, or Lakers? Which Team Benefits More?

bob bobAnalyst IJuly 3, 2009

The end of the NBA season has been filled with numerous blockbuster moves. Deals that might bring the Larry O'Brien Trophy to the individual team.

Vince Carter going to the Magic.

Shaquille O'Neal headed to the Cavaliers.

Richard Jefferson traded to the Spurs.

Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon packing their bags and moving to Detroit.

And Ron Artest bringing his ecstatic personality en route to the Los Angeles Lakers.

I'm sure there will be more deals heading our way as the summer progresses, but I feel these were the biggest moves so far.

First off the Magic has gotten Mr. "Half Man-Half Amazing" Carter, arguably the best dunker to ever play in the NBA.

The Magic is already one of the top teams in the NBA today. They proved their critics wrong by beating two favorites to go to the NBA Finals; the Celtics and the Cavaliers. They eventually lost in the Finals to the Lakers in five hard fought games.

With Carter who averages 23.5 points, 4.3 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game with and an already elite team like the Magic who has the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Dwight Howard, in their arsenal it's easy to see why they have a chance on winning it all next season. 

Next is Shaq.

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Shaquille O'Neal is an old veteran who has the experience of holding the two big trophies of the Finals. He has held the Larry O'Brien trophy four times in his illustrious career with the Finals MVP trophy a staggering three times.

The Big Aristotle might be the missing piece of the Cavalier puzzle to finally bring a championship that has eluded its franchise for so long, especially with the reigning MVP, LeBron James, teaming up with Shaq. I'm sure at times this duo would seem unfair to other teams when they start playing next season.

The old school Spurs might have seen its dynasty days slip away from its grasp, but with the addition of Richard Jefferson, they might make their final push for another ring this decade.

Jefferson played with the New Jersey Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks before he got traded to the San Antonio Spurs. During that time he averaged 17.7 points, 3 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game. 

Being teamed up with a future Hall of Famer in Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, it's foolish to not count them as championship contenders.

The Detroit Pistons are declining from their spot of NBA elites. Last season was their first season to be eliminated in the first round of the playoffs since 2000 when they got swept by the Miami Heat.

With two new talents in Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, the Pistons has the potential to bring back their championship days.

Charlie Villanueva who averages 13.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game teaming up with a spectacular player in Ben Gordon who averages 18.5 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds per game, the Pistons have a shot at proving their critics wrong.

Last but surely not least, the Lakers have recently acquired Ron Artest.

Ron Artest is no pushover. He is a former Defensive Player of the Year and was part of the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl where he attacked a fan.

If Artest averages his career in points, assists, rebounds, and steals per game which are 16.1, 3.2, 5.1, and 2.1 added with a championship caliber team that has arguably the best player in the world today in Kobe Bryant, it's almost a guarantee for a repeat.

With the additions of these players, which team do you think will most likely come out victorious in the end?

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