The other day, I reached the conclusion that the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves were the biggest winners in the NBA so far for the offseason. Now let’s take a look at the losers. Again, trades can still be made before the start of the 2017-18 season, so I reserve the right to adjust my views at a later time should things warrant, but, for right now, these are the teams that have had the worst offseason.
There are still some midlevel-type free agents on the market and there is always a possibility of trades, including one involving New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony, but most of the big moves of the NBA offseason are done. Here is an early assessment of who were the biggest winners. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – After winning two of the last three NBA titles, the primary motivation is to keep the gang together. By simply doing that, Golden State won the offseason.
Usually when people say both sides came out winners it’s really just a gesture of sympathy to the side that played well but still ultimately lost. On Tuesday, however, the cities of Los Angeles and Paris actually did both come out winners in their bids to be named hosts for upcoming Summer Olympic Games.
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