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The lockout is over… what should my team do now?

Nov 27, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

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Finally — forget the tedious discussions of BRI, escrow, “disclaimer of interest” and the other stuff that made us feel like we were studying for the bar exam not following the NBA. It’s time to get serious. It’s time to do what we fans do best.

It’s time to play armchair GM.

There is just a month until NBA games tip off and the free agent and trading period will be an absolute frenzy starting Dec. 9. If you’ve been wondering what your team should do, we’ve got the answers. Back in October the staff here at PBT took an in-depth look at all 30 teams, from the Lakers’ need for a point guard to the Knicks’ need for a defensive big man, and every stop on the NBA map in between.

Below is the link to every team. See what we think your team needs to do — then pray that the new CBA lets them do it. Sorry Magic fans, it probably still won’t be enough.

Western Conference

Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Memphis Grizzlies
Minnesota Timberwolves
New Orleans Hornets
Oklahoma City Thunder
Phoenix Suns
Portland Trail Blazers
Sacramento Kings
San Antonio Spurs
Utah Jazz

Eastern Conference

Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics
Charlotte Bobcats
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Detroit Pistons
Indiana Pacers
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
New Jersey Nets
New York Knicks
Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers
Toronto Raptors
Washington Wizards

  1. mjbulls45 - Nov 27, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    sign allen iverson to a contending team that needs a scoring guard for instant offense,

    a team that needs to add another dynamic to their offense,

    1) Celtics
    2) Heat
    3) Magic
    4) Knicks
    5) SPURS –

    What an interesting locker room that would be with Tim Duncan and Allen Iverson, could it be any more different? Nonetheless, they both played on Team USA together and know each other from multiple all-star weekends in the 2000’s,

    if your waiting for NFL Kickoff at 1:00 pm or just waiting for NBA on X-mas day, heres a little clip to help you get by…

    I dont know whats better the dirk shot, the AI shot, Waltons reaction, the crowd reaction, or the sound of the ball going through the bucket, I had to rewind the shot like 10 times to analyze

  2. rodge1 - Nov 27, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Maybe I’m just playing armchair editor, but this article needs updates big-time.

  3. reupjosh - Nov 27, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Yeah… Update these old links.

  4. kenyanteg123 - Nov 27, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    GO CAVS!!!!!!!!!

  5. stoutfiles - Nov 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    If your team is in a big market, max the cap and hope for a playoff run, but no worries, you’ll make money regardless. Collect as many superstars as you can.

    If your team is in a small market, play with the smallest salary allowed because you won’t make any money otherwise. You have no shot of winning the Finals, and no matter how good your team gets with draft picks they will almost always abandon you for a large market team when their contract expires.

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