Under Construction: Revisiting Massive Rebuilding Projects in NBA History

January 7th, 2010 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
NBA fans hate to hear that awful "r" word: rebuilding. That usually means their team has to trade stars or former stars for a combination of expiring contracts, future draft picks, and young prospects. Or maybe several aging players retire forcing the team to start over from scratch. One team that doesn't know very much about starting over is the San Antonio Spurs. David Robinson helped lead the team to two NBA titles before retiring in 2003. But after the Admiral left San Antonio, the Spurs didn't sink to the league's basement. They continued their winning ways and won two more titles over the next four years. Unlike the Spurs, the Los Angeles Clippers are usually always in rebuilding mode as they've made terrible move after terrible move for years. Anyway, this slideshow will feature five teams that have lost key players and rebuilt their roster. Begin Slideshow


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