How Each NBA Team Chased Bang for Its Buck During 2015 Offseason

September 4th, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
The 2015 NBA offseason got crazy—crazy expensive.

Free-agent and trade suitors shelled out record amounts of cash this summer in anticipation of next year's salary-cap spike. Contracts were big. They were lucrative. They were, and could remain, overpriced.

Just like that, we have all the motivation we need to see which teams made the riskiest commitments.

Each squad's most expensive transaction will be the bar to which we hold their investment savvy, but there will be a few exceptions.

Aging players who clearly don't factor into the long-term future of their new or incumbent team (Kevin Garnett, David Lee, etc.) will be passed over in favor of a more pressing evaluation. These exceptions will be acknowledged and explained at every turn.

Every kind of business dealing is eligible for consideration. Players who signed with new teams, free agents who stayed put, trade acquisitions and, in certain instances, even rookies will make an appearance.

Determining how much players are worth is a subjective exercise, but we'll keep things as objective as possible by looking at win shares and previous salary. Dividing ...

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