Yesterday, I handed out my dubious awards of which teams ended up “losers” during the 2012 NBA off-season. Now it’s time to name the winners of the off-season. At the top of the list, the defending champs who bring more talent to South Beach.
Miami HeatThe rich get richer. After making amends for last year by winning the NBA Championship, the Heat have done an outstanding job of adding more pieces around their Big 3. Ray Allen is a huge acquisition at a very affordable rate as his sharpshooting from the perimeter will be a dangerous weapon for drive and kicks from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade while also opening up driving lanes for the duo. Rashard Lewis signed for the veteran’s minimum which adds another proven three-point assassin who could turn out to be a major steal if he can put his recent injury history behind him. Miami was also smart in turning the 27th pick into a possible mid-first round pick next summer when they made a trade with the 76ers.
New York Knicks