What the Lakers seem have to done is start a layered approach -- finding low maintenance vets to complement burgeoning youth -- and given a young coach an opportunity to build a new culture from scratch. A lot of their success will hinge on how Luke Walton fares, but things are certainly looking more promising.
Al Horford is already the best big on the roster by far and his fit on both ends of the floor should vastly upgrade the Boston interior while also complementing their existing bigs on the roster.
The Dallas front office has always counted on Rick Carlisle to bail them out after they swing and miss on big free agents. When viewing this haul through a Carlisle-colored lens, there's excitement in thinking about the quirky solutions he'll find to make this all work.
Perhaps the player with the most to prove, Thom Maker's five appearances at the Las Vegas Summer League helped establish the fact he does belong out there alongside NBA-caliber talent, though doubts over what level of prospect he truly is remain.
Russell Westbrook playing as the unequivocal alpha and omega with a finely crafted set of elite role players is perhaps the ultimate fulfillment of his basketball destiny. Perhaps it is also the ultimate fulfillment of this asset-rich Celtics' era.