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If I Were GM: The Boston Celtics

August 27th, 2010
In my quest to become a real-life General Manager (or at least work for an NBA team), I will start a series of articles for random teams called 'If I were GM'.  Some teams will not be a part of this slew of articles, as they have finished the majority of their offseason ...

NBA’s Southwest Division: Off-Season Report Card

August 25th, 2010
Dallas Mavericks - B In perhaps the wildest offseason in NBA history, the Dallas Mavericks were able to retain one of the most talented free agents, Dirk Nowitzki, for a reasonable price tag. The team wisely did not overreact from a poor postseason showing and retained most of last season’s club. Dallas ...

NBA’s Central Division: Offseason Report Card

August 25th, 2010
Chicago Bulls: A- Anytime you start the offseason by firing an incompetent coach (Vinny Del Negro) and hire the league’s top assistant/defensive guru (Tom Thibadeou) it’s a great start. Unlike some other clubs with sufficient cap space (New Jersey cough cough), the Bulls were able to sign a true need at ...

NBA’s Southwest Division Offsason Report Card

August 23rd, 2010
Dallas Mavericks - B   In perhaps the wildest offseason in NBA history, the Dallas Mavericks were able to retain one of the most talented free agents, Dirk Nowitzki, for a reasonable price tag.   The team wisely did not overreact from a poor post-season showing and retained most of last season’s club.  Dallas ...

NBA’s Pacific Division: Offseason Report Card

August 23rd, 2010
Golden State Warriors: D+ The franchise is in the midst of going through an ownership turnover and is trying to field a more competitive team that can compete for the playoffs. The team dealt away promising young big Anthony Randolph, durable backup center Ronny Turiaf, and efficient wing Kelenna Azubuike in ...

NBA’s Northwest Division: OffSeason Report Card

August 23rd, 2010
Denver Nuggets—Incomplete  This is a hard team to grade, as we still do not know the final conclusion to the Carmelo Anthony saga. The Nuggets still need to fish out a general manager before trade talks can even truly begin. Until that point in time, it will be hard to determine ...

NBA Southeast Division: Offseason Report Cards

August 23rd, 2010
Atlanta Hawks: D-   Atlanta is coming off an impressive regular season, which unfortunately concluded with a very unimpressive postseason. The Hawks athletic wildcat-type style worked well for them over the course of the year, but the team needed to make sufficient roster moves to improve on last year and ensure at ...

NBA’s Central Division: Offseason Report Cards

August 23rd, 2010
Chicago Bulls: A- Anytime you start the off-season by firing an incompetent coach (Vinny Del Negro) and hire the league’s top assistant/defensive guru (Tom Thibadeou) it’s a great start. Unlike some other clubs with sufficient cap space (New Jersey cough cough), the Bulls were able to sign a true need at ...

NBA’s Atlantic Division: Offseason Report Card

August 23rd, 2010
It's that time of year again.  Grade reporting time. First we'll start with the Atlantic Division where we can see why this offseason was perhaps the biggest one in NBA history.   Boston Celtics: B+ The Celtics had probably a much greater challenge entering the offseason than people realize. Pierce and Ray Allen’s deals were ...

Should The Denver Nuggets Consider Rebuilding?

August 6th, 2010
It may sound like a strange question for a team coming off a 53-win season, one of the premier small forwards in the land and a nucleus that has been together for several years. Do the Nuggets want to take the risk and end up like the Raptors or worse yet, like the ...