Which teams in the NBA Eastern Conference had the best and worst performances in the off-season?

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

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As a result, it’s time to look back and see how well the teams used their opportunities to upgrade their squads in 2022-23 or beyond. Immediate improvement will not necessarily be recognized if it is achieved through long-term results.

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These off-season scores are on the curve with B being the most common result and reflect the opportunities that teams have had to improve their lineups through the draft and free agency limit. Thus, teams don’t necessarily get credit for 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 this structure in mind, let’s move on to estimates.