2013 NBA Free Agency: Offseason Grades for the Pacific Division

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After a fast and furious start to the 2013 offseason, we have reached the point where everything has slowed down considerably and we can look back at how each NBA team improved or failed to improve for the 2013-14 season.

There will still be some player movement the rest of the summer, but likely nothing major enough to really make an impact on this offseason.

July 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Andre Iguodala (left) poses for a photo with Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers (right) in a press conference after a sign-and-trade deal for Iguodala to become a Golden State Warriors player at the Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With that being said, let’s take a look division by division at how each team in the NBA fared this offseason.

Next up I hand out offseason grades to each Pacific Division team.

Golden State Warriors

Players Added

Rookies: G Nemanja Nedovic

Free Agents: G Toney Douglas, C Jermaine O’Neal, F Marreese Speights

Trades: G/F Andre Iguodala, G Kevin Murphy

Players Lost

Free Agents: G Jarrett Jack, F Carl Landry

Trades: C Andris Biedrins, F Richard Jefferson, F Brandon Rush

Waived: None

Another very good offseason for the Warriors and this team is scary good and dare I say, title contenders?

Getting a glue guy like Iguodala is huge as he will be the guy to hold this team together. The Warriors already have a couple of talented gunners in the backcourt and Andrew Bogut and David Lee can get it done in the frontcourt if healthy. Iguodala is the missing piece. Plus it allows second-year pro Harrison Barnes to come off the bench, which will be big.

They also were able to shed a bunch of salary in Biedrins, Jefferson and Rush, although it did cost draft picks.

I like the depth signings of Speights and O’Neal and the Nedovic draft pick could work out in a big way.

Overall I love what the Warriors were able to accomplish. The only questions remaining are how they will be able to replace Landry and Jack, two big pieces off the bench for last year’s team.

Grade: A

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