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[ESPN] Offseason Blueprint: Sign-&-Traders

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Jun 26, 2010.

  1. J.R.

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    ESPN will be doing "Offseason Blueprint" for all 30 teams. Teams are divided up into 6 categories:

    • BIG SPENDERS(New York, Chicago, Miami, New Jersey): They're all after LeBron James and other max-contract free agents. But what other plans do they have up their sleeves?

    • SIGN-AND-TRADERS(Phoenix, Toronto, Atlanta): With big name free agents likely walking away, these teams will have to scramble to get something in return.

    • MOVE MAKERS(Philadelphia, Cleveland, New Orleans, Utah, Sacramento, Dallas, San Antonio, Minnesota): They don't have the cap room to sign a big-time free agent, but they'll actively seek major trades.

    • CHANGE AGENTS (6/28)(Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit, Golden State, Washington): The acquisitions don't have to be big, but these teams are looking to make changes just for change's sake.

    • ACCESSORIZERS (6/29)(Charlotte, Milwaukee, Memphis, Indiana, Houston, Oklahoma City): These teams are targeting particular areas of need, which they could address through niche free agents or clever trades.

    • VESTED TEAMS (6/30)(Portland, Boston, Orlando, Denver): Their rosters are largely locked in, so these teams need to find unusual ways to improve as they chase a title next season.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5323398&addata=2009_insdr_mod_nba_xxx_xxx

    Next up, as mentioned, the "Sign & Traders".

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/insider/news/story?id=5322416
     
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