Which Western Conference teams in the NBA had the best and worst results in the off-season?

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While the futures of Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell remain undecided, the bulk of the NBA’s summer activity is over, giving executives a much-needed break after three draft picks and three free agent spells in the past 21 months.

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As a result, it’s time to look back at how well the teams have taken the opportunity to update their squads for the 2022-23 season or beyond. (Immediate improvement will not necessarily be recognized if it comes at the expense of long-term results.)

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These off-season scores are on the curve with a B as the most common outcome, and they reflect the opportunities teams have had to improve their lineups through the draft and limited free agent space. Teams don’t necessarily get credit for having high draft picks or cap berths as a result of past moves. And the draft does not carry as much weight as moves involving NBA veterans because of our uncertainty about the prospects.

With that structure in mind, let’s move on to the valuations in the West, starting with a challenger that just lost one of its cornerstones:


Dallas Mavericks 😀