2. San Antonio Spurs
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For the defending champs, the key to a good offseason was simple: keep the team together. That started with Tim Duncan, who exercised his option to return to San Antonio for the discount of the summer: $10.3 million. Next came backup point guard Patty Mills and do-it-all forward Boris Diaw. But that’s not all. The Spurs also lucked out on draft night when UCLA’s Kyle Anderson fell to No. 30. Anderson is not only tall (6-9) and a good passer, he is also known for having a high basketball IQ. Sounds like a perfect fit for Gregg Popovich and the defending champs.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
Talk about a stellar offseason. Seriously, as far as offseasons go, you couldn’t dream up a much better one. The Cavaliers landed the No. 1 pick in the draft, which they used on Andrew Wiggins, the guy with the biggest upside not named Joel “injury-risk” Embiid. They got their best player, Kyrie Irving, to commit to five more years in Cleveland. And then, after all that, they got the best player in the world to come home. Not too shabby.
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There’s still a long way to go this NBA offseason, but, now that LeBron James has made up his mind, the summer is beginning to take shape. Franchises have been busy this offseason. The much-hyped 2014 NBA Draft has come and gone, and a number of talented players — both young and old — have changed jerseys.
With those moves in mind, here’s a look at the 10 teams that have done the most to get better this offseason… so far.
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