While the Pelicans looked for healthy bodies, the Spurs, Rockets, Grizzlies and Rockets made significant changes to their core.
Paul George has three years left on his contract, and the Pacers can't yet see a path toward keeping him. But at least they're instituting a stylistic shift that highlights his most appealing attributes and is more aesthetically pleasing.
Lumbering paint-cloggers are on their way out, or at least more marginalized than they have ever been. But the Lakers still signed Timofey Mozgov to a $64M deal.
The results of those losing seasons are a crop of promising young players drafted to replace Nerlens Noel, who has never been given a real platform or environment to be utilized.
Half-ironic folk hero Sam Hinkie got one thing right. He seemed, for a little while, like he might be able to control what's beyond control. He sold Philadelphia an absurd promise, which is what they asked for.