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NBA Offseason Grades/Recap

This offseason was very eventful for the NBA teams. Perennial losers became contenders, and vice versa, all within about a month. Let’s take a look at how each individual team did!

Chicago Bulls: C
-Drafted Tony Snell and Erik Murphy

-Signed Mike Dunleavy

-Lost Nate Robinson, Marco Belinelli, and Richard Hamilton

Projected Lineup:

PG- Derrick Rose

SG- Jimmy Butler

SF- Luol Deng

PF- Carlos Boozer

C- Joakim Noah

Cleveland Cavaliers: B+

-Drafted Anthony Bennett and Sergey Karasev

-Signed Andrew Bynum, Jarrett Jack, Earl Clark

-Lost Wayne Ellington, Marreese Speights, Omri Casspi, Shaun Livingston, Kevin Jones, and Chris Quinn

Projected Lineup:

PG- Kyrie Irving

SG- Dion Waiters

SF- Anthony Bennett

PF- Tristan Thompson

C- Andrew Bynum

Detroit Pistons: A

-Drafted Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tony Mitchell

-Signed Josh Smith, Chauncey Billups, Will Bynum, and Luigi Datome

-Traded for Brandon Jennings

-Lost Jose Calderon, Corey Maggette, Jason Maxiell, Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton, Kim English, and Slava Kravtsov

Projected Lineup:

PG- Chauncey Billups

SG- Brandon Jennings

SF- Josh Smith

PF- Greg Monroe

C- Andre Drummond

Indiana Pacers: B

-Drafted Solomon Hill

-Signed David West, Chris Copeland, CJ Watson, Donald Sloan

-Traded for Luis Scola

-Lost DJ Augustin, Tyler Hansbrough, Jeff Pendergraph, Gerald Green, and Miles Plumlee

Projected Lineup:
PG- George Hill

SG- Paul George

SF- Danny Granger

PF- David West

C- Roy Hibbert

Milwaukee Bucks: D

-Drafted Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nate Wolters

-Signed Carlos Delfino, OJ Mayo, Zaza Pachulia, Gary Neal

-Traded for Luke Ridnour, Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton, Slava Kravtsov

-Lost Samuel Dalembert, Marquis Daniels, Mike Dunleavy Jr, Monta Ellis, JJ Redick, Brandon Jennings, Joel Pryzbilla, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Drew Gooden, Gustavo Ayon

Projected Lineup:

PG- Brandon Knight

SG- OJ Mayo

SF- Ersan Ilyasova

PF- John Henson

C- Larry Sanders

Miami Heat: C

-Drafted James Ennis

-Signed Chris Andersen and Myck Kabongo

-Lost Juwan Howard

Projected Lineup:

PG- Mario Chalmers

SG- Dwyane Wade

SF- LeBron James

PF- Udonis Haslem

C- Chris Bosh

Atlanta Hawks: C-

-Drafted Lucas Nogueira, Dennis Schroeder, Mike Muscala

-Signed Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap, Elton Brand, Gustavo Ayon

-Traded for Jared Cunningham

-Lost Josh Smith, Devin Harris, Ivan Johnson, Anthony Tolliver, Zaza Pachulia, Johan Petro, Dahntay Jones

Projected Lineup:

PG- Jeff Teague

SG- Lou Williams

SF- Kyle Korver

PF- Paul Millsap

C- Al Horford

Washington Wizards: B

-Drafted Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr.

-Signed Martell Webster, Eric Maynor, Garrett Temple

-Lost Cartier Martin, Jason Collins, AJ Price, Leandro Barbosa

Projected Lineup:
PG- John Wall

SG- Brad Beal

SF- Otto Porter Jr.

PF- Nene

C- Emeka Okafor

Orlando Magic: D

-Drafted Victor Oladipo and Romero Osby

-Signed Jason Maxiell and Ronnie Price

-Lost Beno Udrih and DeQuan Jones

Projected Lineup:
PG- Victor Oladipo

SG- Arron Afflalo

SF- Tobias Harris

PF- Glen Davis

C- Nikola Vucevic

Charlotte Bobcats: B+

-Drafted Cody Zeller

-Signed Al Jefferson, Gerald Henderson, Josh McRoberts

-Lost Jannero Pargo, Reggie Williams, Byron Mullens, Desagna Diop, Tyrus Thomas

Proejcted Lineup:

PG- Kemba Walker

SG-Ben Gordon

SF- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

PF- Cody Zeller

C- Al Jefferson

Boston Celtics: F

-Drafted Kelly Olynyk

-Signed Vitor Faverani and Phil Pressey

-Traded for MarShon Brooks, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Keith Bogans

-Lost Chris Wilcox, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, DJ White, Terrence Williams, Keith Bogans

Projected Lineup:

PG- Rajon Rondo

SG- Avery Bradley

SF- Jeff Green

PF- Jared Sullinger

C- Kelly Olynyk

Brooklyn Nets: A-

-Drafted Mason Plumlee

-Signed Andray Blatche, Andrei Kirilenko, Shaun Livingston, Alan Anderson

-Traded for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry

-Lost CJ Watson, Jerry Stackhouse, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans, Kris Joseph, DJ White

Projected Lineup:

PG- Deron Williams

SG- Joe Johnson
SF- Paul Pierce

PF- Kevin Garnett

C- Brook Lopez

New York Knicks: B

-Drafted Tim Hardaway Jr.

-Signed Metta World Peace, JR Smith, CJ Leslie, Pablo Prigioni, and Kenyon Martin

-Traded for Andrea Bargnani

-Lost Chris Copeland, Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Quentin Richardson, James White, and Jason Kidd

Projected Lineup:

PG- Raymond Felton

SG- JR Smith

SF- Iman Shumpert

PF- Carmelo Anthony

C- Tyson Chandler

Philadelphia 76ers: F

-Drafted Michael Carter-Williams

-Traded for Nerlens Noel, Royce White, and Furkan Aldemir

-Signed Arsalan Kazemi, James Anderson, and Tim Ohlbrecht

-Lost Dorell Wright, Nick Young, Jrue Holiday, and Pierre Jackson

Projected Lineup:

PG- Michael Carter-Williams

SG- Jason Richardson

SF- Evan Turner

PF- Thaddeus Young

C- Spencer Hawes

Toronto Raptors: C

-Signed Tyler Hansbrough, DJ Augustin, Dwight Buycks

-Traded for Steve Novak, Quentin Richardson

-Lost Linas Kleiza, Alan Anderson, John Lucas III, Andrea Bargnani

Projected Lineup:

PG- Kyle Lowry

SG- DeMar DeRozan

SF- Rudy Gay

PF- Amir Johnson

C- Jonas Valanciunas

Golden State Warriors: B+

-Drafted Nemanja Nedovic

-Signed Toney Douglas, Jermaine O’Neal, and Marreese Speights

-Traded for Andre Iguodala and Kevin Murphy

-Lost Jarrett Jack, Carl Landry, Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, and Brandon Rush

Projected Lineup:

PG- Stephen Curry

SG- Klay Thompson

SF- Andre Iguodala

PF- David Lee

C- Andrew Bogut

Los Angeles Clippers: A

-Drafted Reggie Bullock

-Signed Chris Paul, Matt Barnes, Darren Collison, Ryan Hollins, Byron Mullens

-Traded for Jared Dudley and JJ Redick

-Lost Chauncey Billups, Ronny Turiaf, Eric Bledsoe, Caron Butler, Dajuan Summers, Grant Hill

Projected Lineup:

PG- Chris Paul

SG- JJ Redick

SF- Jared Dudley

PF- Blake Griffin

C- DeAndre Jordan

Phoenix Suns: B-

-Drafted Alex Len, Archie Goodwin, and Alex Oriakhi

-Traded for Eric Bledsoe, Caron Butler, Malcolm Lee, Miles Plumlee, and Gerald Green

-Lost Wesley Johnson, Jermaine O’Neal, Jared Dudley, Luis Scola, and Hamed Haddadi

Projected Lineup:
PG- Goran Dragic

SG- Eric Bledsoe

SF- Caron Butler

PF- Markieff Morris

C- Marcin Gortat

Sacramento Kings: C-

-Drafted Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum

-Signed Carl Landry

-Traded for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Greivis Vasquez

-Lost Toney Douglas and Tyreke Evans

Projected Lineup:

PG- Greivis Vasquez

SG- Ben McLemore

SF- Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

PF- Jason Thompson

C- DeMarcus Cousins

Los Angeles Lakers: F

-Drafted Ryan Kelly

-Signed Wesley Johnson, Chris Kaman, Robert Sacre, Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, and Elias Harris

-Lost Earl Clark, Dwight Howard, Darius Morris, Andrew Goudelock, Chris Duhon, and Metta World Peace

Projected Lineup:

PG- Steve Nash

SG- Kobe Bryant

SF- Nick Young

PF- Pau Gasol

C- Chris Kaman

Dallas Mavericks: C

-Drafted Shane Larkin and Ricky Ledo

-Signed Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Wayne Ellington, Monta Ellis, Gal Mekel, Brandon Wright, and Bernard James

-Lost Elton Brand, Darren Collison, Chris Kaman, OJ Mayo, Anthony Morrow, Jared Cunningham, and Josh Akognon

Projected Lineup:

PG- Jose Calderon

SG- Monta Ellis

SF- Shawn Marion

PF- Dirk Nowitzki

C- Samuel Dalembert

Houston Rockets: A

-Drafted Isaiah Canaan, Marko Todorovic, and Kostas Papanikolaou

-Signed Dwight Howard, Aaron Brooks, Francisco Garcia, Omri Casspi, Reggie Williams, Robert Covington, BJ Young, Marcus Camby

-Lost Thomas Robinson, Royce White, James Anderson, Carlos Delfino, and Tim Ohlbrecht

Projected Lineup:

PG- Jeremy Lin

SG- James Harden

SF- Chandler Parsons

PF- Omer Asik

C- Dwight Howard

Memphis Grizzlies: C-

-Drafted Jamaal Franklin and Janis Timma

-Signed Tony Allen, Jon Leuer, Josh Akognon, and Mike Miller

-Traded for Kosta Koufos and Nick Calathes

-Lost Keyon Dooling, Austin Daye, and Darrell Arthur

Projected Lineup:

PG- Mike Conley

SG- Tony Allen

SF- Tayshaun Prince

PF- Zach Randolph

C- Marc Gasol

New Orleans Pelicans: B+

-Drafted Jeff Withey

-Signed Al-Farouq Aminu, Anthony Morrow, and Greg Stiemsma

-Traded for Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday

-Lost Robin Lopez, Terrel Harris, Greivis Vasquez, Lance Thomas, Lou Amundson, Xavier Henry, and Roger Mason Jr.

Projected Lineup:

PG- Jrue Holiday

SG- Eric Gordon

SF- Tyreke Evans

PF- Ryan Anderson
C- Anthony Davis

San Antonio Spurs: B

-Drafted Livio Jean-Charles and Deshaun Thomas

-Signed Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili, Jeff Pendergraph, and Tiago Splitter

-Lost Gary Neal, DeJuan Blair, and Tracy McGrady

Projected Lineup:

PG- Tony Parker

SG- Danny Green

SF- Kawhi Leonard

PF- Tim Duncan

C- Tiago Splitter

Denver Nuggets: A-

-Drafted Erick Green and Joffrey Lauvergne

-Signed Timofey Mozgov, JJ Hickson, and Nate Robinson

-Traded for Darrell Arthur and Randy Foye

-Lost Corey Brewer, Julyan Stone, Andre Iguodala, and Kosta Koufos

Projected Lineup:

PG- Ty Lawson

SG- Evan Fournier

SF- Danilo Gallinari

PF- Kenneth Faried

C- Javale McGee

Minnesota Timberwolves: C-

-Drafted Shabazz Muhammad, Gorgui Dieng, Lorenzo Brown, and Bojan Dubljevic

-Signed Corey Brewer, Chase Budinger, and Ronny Turiaf

-Traded for Kevin Martin

-Lost Andrei Kirilenko, Malcolm Lee, Luke Ridnour, Mickael Gelabale, Greg Stiemsma

Projected Lineup:

PG- Ricky Rubio

SG- Kevin Martin

SF- Chase Budinger

PF- Kevin Love

C- Nikola Pekovic

Oklahoma City Thunder: D+

-Drafted Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Alejandro Abrines, Grant Jerrett, Szymon Szewczyk

-Signed Derek Fisher and Ryan Gomes

-Lost Kevin Martin

Projected Lineup:

PG- Russell Westbrook

SG- Jeremy Lamb

SF- Kevin Durant

PF- Serge Ibaka

C- Steven Adams

Portland Trail Blazers: C+

-Drafted CJ McCollum and Allen Crabbe

-Signed Earl Watson and Dorell Wright

-Traded for Robin Lopez, Thomas Robinson, and Terrel Harris

-Lost JJ Hickson, Eric Maynor, and Sasha Pavlovic

Projected Lineup:

PG- Damian Lillard

SG- CJ McCollum

SF- Nicolas Batum

PF- LaMarcus Aldridge

C- Robin Lopez

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Utah Jazz: F

-Drafted Trey Burke, Rudy Gobert, and Raul Neto

-Signed John Lucas III and Ian Clark

-Traded for Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, and Brandon Rush

-Lost Al Jefferson, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap, Earl Watson, Randy Foye, and Kevin Murphy

Projected Lineup:
PG- Trey Burke

SG- Alec Burks

SF- Gordon Hayward

PF- Derrick Favors

C- Enes Kanter

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