Since I last reported there have been some intriguing signings and trades. Most of the last two weeks has been focused on Team USA in the Olympics but one move stood out and when you’re reading the list you’ll know which on it is. Here is a recap of some of the moves so far.
-L.A Clippers signed forward Ronny Turiaf to a one-year contract.
-Chicago Bulls signed center Nazr Mohammed. Also signed guard Nate Robinson.
-Minnesota Timberwolves signed forward Andrei Kirilenko.
-Milwaukee Bucks signed center Joel Przybilla.
-Orlando Magic sent center Dwight Howard, guard Chris Duhon and forward Earl Clark to the L.A. Lakers and guard Jason Richardson to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Lakers sent center Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia and forward Josh McRoberts, forward Christian Eyenga and a 2017 first-round draft pick to the Orlando Magic. Philadelphia 76ers sent forward Andre Iguodala to Denver and forward Moe Harkless, center Nikola Vucevic and an undisclosed first-round draft pick to the Magic. Denver Nuggets sent guard Arron Afflalo, forward Al Harrington and the lower of its 2014 first-round draft picks to the Magic.
As you can see the balance of power has shifted to the Lakers. I truly believe the Western Conference is going to be dominated by the two Los Angeles teams. The Eastern Conference will more then likely come down to the Bulls, Celtics and the defending champion Miami Heat.
Keep staying tune to more NBA Off-Season moves because it’s getting closer to training camp and eventually the preseason. I will be back with any breaking news on the NBA.