Looking Back: The Best and Worst Offseason Moves in the NBA So Far

December 22nd, 2009 by Andrew Ungvari Leave a reply »
If there's one thing that a lot of NBA fans are guilty of it's what I like to call "GM Worship". This happens when a fan thinks that every move that their team's GM makes is brilliant.

I remember Raptors fans in the summer of 2008 who couldn't shut up about the brilliance of Bryan Colangelo. They couldn't have been any giddier about Hassan Adams, Roko Ukic, and Nathan Jawai.

A year later and none of the three are still members of the Raptors. Adams is playing in Serbia, Ukic was traded to the Bucks, and Jawai was traded to the Mavericks, who subsequently traded him to the Timberwolves for a 2012 second round pick.

The funny thing is that even the league's most respected GMs are wrong a surprising percentage of the time.

Even Jerry West, considered by many as the greatest GM in the history of the league, signed Brian Cardinal to a 6-year, $38 million contract.

Having said that (that's for all you Curb Your Enthusiasm fans), it's time to look back on this past off-season and see which moves have turned out to be the best additions and which haven't looked as good as initially expected.

Keep in mind, that were a n ...

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