By Jeff Siegel

Jeff Siegel comes to your computer screen from San Diego, where he laments the lack of an NBA team while sitting on the beach in 72-degree weather year-round. So maybe it's not that bad.

Sacramento Kings are Suddenly Deep

Building on their success last season, the Sacramento Kings went into the 2019 offseason with a clear goal to put key veterans around the young players who outperformed expectations last year. This is the next step in their ongoing attempt to put a stop to the league’s longest playoff drought. Rather than take a patient…

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Next Offseason Steps for the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets had an understated offseason from a volume perspective, but there were still headlines as the club could not come to an agreement with Kemba Walker and eventually settled on point guard Terry Rozier in a double sign-and-trade with the Boston Celtics. Walker was eligible for the $221 million supermax deal to remain…

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What’s Next for the Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons had an understated but important summer in their quest to build upon last year’s playoffs appearance. Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond will still lead the line, at least for now, with the remaining role players filling in around them. It’s relatively rare in the modern NBA that a team’s two best players…

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Where Do New-Look Dallas Mavericks Go From Here?

The Dallas Mavericks didn’t have the offseason they desired when July opened, but that doesn’t mean they completely struck out either. As with most everything around the NBA, there are layers and nuance to their summer. In short, they’re a better team than they were last year, even if they weren’t able to complete the…

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Will Russell Westbrook, James Harden 2.0 Fit?

There is much to be made of the asset play the Houston Rockets just made in the trading for Russell Westbrook. But once the games actually start in the fall, very little will matter outside of what he can bring to the table for his new team and the strengths and weaknesses of the new-look…

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Chicago Bulls May Finally Have Something to Build on

While they spent most of the last few years as laughingstocks across the league, the Chicago Bulls have found their way back and may just compete for the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff bracket. It’s been a while since the Bulls had so many good options that their head coach might have trouble finding…

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Where Are the Phoenix Suns Going?

The Phoenix Suns have had a truly baffling offseason. Every decent move has been seemingly followed by a terrible one, which is followed by a decent one. There’s a plan in place in Phoenix to build around Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, but the execution of that plan has been haphazard at best. The Suns’…

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2019 Free Agency Player Preview: Derrick Rose, Rudy Gay

For the second consecutive season, a pair of former stars whose careers have taken winding paths will hit free agency together. 2011 MVP Derrick Rose suffered near-career-ending knee injuries before bouncing back with a solid two-year stint in Minnesota. Rudy Gay experienced an Achilles injury in 2017 but was able to rehab his value over…

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