Category: Detroit Pistons


David West's decision to stay in Indiana maintains the Pacers' status as second-best in the East

David West’s decision to stay in Indiana maintains the Pacers’ status as second-best in the East

In Part One of our countdown of the NBA’s top movers this summer, we reviewed the likely impacts of the arrivals of Carl Landry, Jose Calderon, JR Smith and others in their new (or old) destinations.

While each of those players brings an impactful signing to their new club, the men we have left on the list are all potential season-altering deals. Here are the top ten free agents most likely to shape the 2013-14 NBA season…

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Chauncey Billups is one of several players returning to a former home in 2013 free agency (Image | ABC)

Chauncey Billups is one of several players returning to a former home in 2013 free agency (Image | ABC)

Free-agent season is often the most unpredictable month of the NBA calendar. Mixed in with the inevitable re-signings and weeks-long dramas that everyone loses interest in are a clutch of utterly unpredictable stories of new arrivals (and homecomings) that change the landscape of the league.

With that in mind, we’ve picked out the top 20 free agent moves of the summer so far.

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Tayshaun Prince (left) and Rudy Gay are two of the three players trading places for the first time (Image | US Presswire)

Tayshaun Prince (left) and Rudy Gay are two of the three players trading places for the first time (Image | US Presswire)

The Memphis Grizzlies have already made one massive step backwards in the trade market since Christmas, by sending Marreese Speights and Josh Selby to Cleveland in return for D-Leaguer Jon Leuer, but this week they all but sealed their departure from the category of “Western Conference elite” by dealing Rudy Gay to Toronto in the biggest trade of the season so far.

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