Memphis Grizzlies must upgrade depth this off-season

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By signing their key players to contract extensions the past couple of years, the Memphis Grizzlies have a solid starting five.  However, their bench production has been average at best which has held them back a bit.  The Griz need to upgrade the talent behind their starters this off-season, but that will be difficult to do since the team has very little cap flexibility in free agency.

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What will the Chicago Bulls do on NBA Draft night?

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Winning 50 games in the lockout shortened season of 2011-12 was a major accomplishment for the Chicago Bulls.  However, all that excitement and hopefulness of re-claiming the Larry O’Brien Trophy came crashing down with one injury to Derrick Rose.  Unfortunately, that’s how the Bulls 2011-12 season will be remembered. Being the best regular season team in the NBA went all for not, as the Bulls suffered that very rare #8 over #1 upset to the Philadelphia 76ers.

And that ACL injury to Rose that cost them the first round playoff series also has major consequence on what happens next season; meaning it’s the number point to center around what they do in the offseason, and on NBA Draft night.

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How Derrick Rose’s injury affects the Chicago Bulls’ off-season plan

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With Derrick Rose’s health condition up in the air for the 2012-13 season after tearing his ACL in the playoffs, the Chicago Bulls enter the off-season with a ton of uncertainty.  Luol Deng’s name has already popped up in numerous trade rumors as the team tries to deal with the fallout from losing their star power.

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What the Milwaukee Bucks can do this off-season to move past mediocrity

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It has been more than a decade since the Milwaukee Bucks have been a real threat in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.  The team has lacked the star power to compete with other teams.  The Bucks enter the off-season looking for a few pieces to try and get the team back into the playoffs.

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Indiana Pacers have Lots of Options, Cap Space this Offseason

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With nearly $34 million coming off the books and a head coaching vacancy that has yet to be filled, there are certainly questions surrounding the Indiana Pacers and more questions will arise over the next week as the 2011 NBA Draft approaches. Despite finishing with a record below .500, the Pacers made their first postseason appearance since 2006. Indiana’s starting five will remain the same next season: Darren Collison, Paul George, Danny Granger, Tyler Hansbrough and Roy Hibbert.

However, even with money available to spend during the offseason, a weak free agent class may force the Pacers to look to the draft to fill any voids.

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Milwaukee Bucks release their 2010 preseason schedule

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The Wednesday press conference introducing the newest member of the Milwaukee Bucks, backup veteran point guard Keyon Dooling, is just one sign of the annual summer lull in the NBA news cycle.

The other comes in the form of the just released Milwaukee Bucks pre-season schedule, which will feature two games at the Bradley Center and one at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

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Minnesota Timberwolves Off-season Rebuilding Plans

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By: Peter Christian and David Kay

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