The Hawks basically had to choose between re-signing Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. The difference in the roster from last season is Splitter in and Carroll out, which makes them bigger but less versatile.
The Ty Lawson trade fits Daryl Morey's modus operandi perfectly; he's taking a chance on a guy based on his basketball skills and figuring everything else will take care of itself.
Dante Exum still shows all the signs of becoming a really good player in the NBA for a long time to come, which makes the Jazz dangerous with all of their overwhelming length and talent.
In many cases, the terms Team Option and Non-Guaranteed contracts are used interchangeably but this is not actually the case. Here's how we can clear up the misconceptions.
Perry Jones III and Jeremy Lamb were supposed to be part of a second wave of young players who would augment the Thunder core as they started making real money. That's how fast the worm can turn in the NBA - from a key part of the future to yesterday's news in a snap of the finger.