The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it’s time to move our focus from the potential impact of each offseason event and onto the broader issues that figure to define this season. The BDL 25 takes stock of, uh, 25 key storylines to get you up to speed on where the most fascinating teams, players, and people stand on the brink of 2016-17.
The NBA has experienced a rash of rebuilding processes over the last few seasons, many of which have failed. As ever, collecting high draft picks is no shortcut to contention. Yet the few franchises who have had success have proven fascinating, particularly as they begin to turn potential into something more tangible. There’s nothing quite like a team discovering that it could be a future contender.Read More »from BDL 25: Can Thibs keep the Wolves' long-term priorities in sight?