With the NBA’s new CBA bringing teams closer and closer to paying bigger fines for exceeding the salary cap, player movement and contract negotiations were framed in a different light this offseason.
Couple ownership salary cap concerns with the unprecedented number of front office and coaching changes that took place this offseason, and the flood gates opened to provide a heaping helping of intrigue going into the 2013-14 season.
So, where did all of those free agents and misfit players end up up at the end of the offseason? Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference offseason moves.
Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee has a lot of strengths as a basketball player. “Court awareness” is not one of them.
Yeah, that’s McGee, head down, running to get back on defense… despite the fact that Washington got the rebound. John Wall’s reaction is absolutely priceless… he looks like a coach running a third-grade CYO team.
But the most curious part? Wall actually passed to McGee after all that.
Clyde Frazier always says point guards have to reward their big men for running the floor. But what if they run the wrong way? Shouldn’t the point withhold the ball for a while?
“I’m sorry, JaVale, but you’re grounded from the offense for being a bonehead.”