The red pens and gold stars are coming out.
Without fail, each of the NBA‘s 30 teams made at least one praiseworthy move during the 2017 offseason. Finding one is tougher for some franchises than others, but it’s impossible to go through the entire summer without doing some positive things for an organization. If a front office was failing to clear that low of a bar, it would be gutted before you could blink.
On the flip side, ill-advised moves also pervaded the offseason. A handful of squads managed to avoid making decisions with negative repercussions, but those were few and far between.
For the purposes of this article, we’re interested in tangible moves. Players must trade hands or be allowed to leave. Draft picks must be used. Ambiguity will not suffice, so don’t expect to see teams dinged for failures to chase after certain positions, just as an example.