It’s hard to imagine a busier and more high-profile offseason than what the NBA has experienced this year. Every June and July, front offices wait with bated breath while the biggest free agents weigh their options, but this year was especially crazy.
This year, moves were made in anticipation, and while many panned out as planned (or as hoped), the residual effect after those dominoes fell would have made for an interesting offseason all by themselves. There were big stories, little stories, and medium stories, and only time will tell how they rank, though it’s a pretty safe bet that one move was bigger than the others. Dollars to donuts says you can guess which one, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, find your way to the bottom of the list, and we’ll walk you through it.