2010 NBA Offseason Update: Winners and Losers

July 19th, 2010 by Matt Wagner Leave a reply »
The 2010 NBA offseason is about halfway finished, so I have decided to construct a list of winners and losers, complete with in-depth analysis.



Miami Heat: What can I say? The Miami Heat are in the process of having one the best off-seasons in years in any sport. Pat Riley showcased his recruiting prowess when he lured all three top free agents—LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh—to Miami. If you combine that with acquiring a second-round gem during the NBA Draft in Mississippi State's leading shot blocker Jarvis Varnardo, then you have yourself an excellent offseason.

New York Knicks: New York did not hit the jackpot in the free agency period, but they did manage to sign Amar'e Stoudemire to a five-year, $100 million dollar contract. I am aware that the Knicks lost David Lee to the Golden State Warriors, but Stoudemire should definitely be considered an upgrade. Amar'e not only brings improved free throw shooting to New York, but he also has a reputation of being a stat sheet stuffer, as he has career averages of 21.4 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game. The Knicks still need one more piece in o ...

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