NBA’s Eastern Conference Makes Power Moves, Featuring Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, & Detroit Pistons
The west’s Bill-Gates monopoly over the NBA ended this summer. Several big-name players departed their left-coast locale and planted roots out east. The west still boasts the league’s three best teams-Dallas, San Antonio, and Phoenix-but the balance of power is starting to even out …
Power shifts are always interesting. For years, the Western Conference reigned supreme over the Eastern Conference, hoarding talent, winning NBA Titles, and earning bragging rights.
But the west’s Bill-Gates monopoly over the NBA ended this summer. Several big-name players departed their left-coast locale and planted roots out east. The west still boasts the league’s three best teams-, , and -but the balance of power is starting to even out.
Here is a look at this summer’s movers and shakers in the Eastern Conference:
GMs overpay in free agency. That’s the cost of doing business in the summer season. But the Magic went too far in giving Lewis a six year, 106 million dollar contract.
Still, the Cats had loads of cap space and had to spend to earn the trust of fans. This trio can play. Not a bad summer for new executive Michael Jordan.
However, their best move was re-signing for 12 million dollars per season. Mr. Big Shot is one the NBA’s premier point guards and could have demanded a higher wage. By paying Billups a below market salary, the Pistons will have the financial flexibility to stay competitive.
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