Every NBA Team’s Biggest Offseason Regret

September 19th, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
Every NBA team enters the offseason aiming for perfection, hoping it can look back on its regular-season furlough as one shaped by infallibly executed plans and tales of epic conquests and cotton-candy storylines.

Reality would now like to chime in for a minute.

Perfect summers are, by and large, a myth. Over the course of a typical offseason, every team will come to regret something it did or didn't do, or another thing that almost was but wasn't. 

These nostalgic pangs are sometimes immaterial, just a blotch on an otherwise stellar summer. Think along the lines of the Boston Celtics not turning one of their bajillion first-round draft picks into a high lottery prospect or established impact player. Or the San Antonio Spurs landing LaMarcus Aldridge and re-signing Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili but failing to nab LeBron James at the veteran's minimum.

Other cases are more extreme—the Dallas Mavericks having but not really having DeAndre Jordan, for instance. Rehashing these past failures and what-ifs, however minor, can be difficult, sometimes unpleasant. But, as we cycl ...

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