First, in the offseason you have to re-sign players. I signed Jamal Crawford to a 2 year extension and David Lee to a 4 year extension. Besides that nothing really happened except that I released Quentin Richardson to make some cap-space. Next I had to do the NBA draft. I had my 2 picks and Dallas's first round pick. In the end I traded up all these pick's in a package for Seattle's first round pick which was 3rd overall. I ended up drafting a SF called Thomas Yoruba. Next, came up the free agent signing. I now had some considerable cap-space (a few million) so I signed Wally Szczerbiak to a three year 2.3 million deal. I figure that he can start at first and thne later and back-up Thomas Yoruba at SF. Other than that I signed Eddie Gill to back-up Harris at PG. Next up came the trading part of the offseason. I decided that I was going to try and make a major move. To start off with I offered Harris, Crawford, and next years second round pick for Steve Nash. That trade was rejected (as you could guess). Next I tried for something else, I went for the PF position. I offered to the Celtics, Zach Rabdolph and my first and second round picks next year for KG which was amazingly accepted. After this I figured that I was pretty well off. Here was my lineup with last years stats after the trade:
C- David Lee- 9.7 PPG 10.2 RPG 1.2 APG
PF- Kevin Garnett- 22.3 PPG 8.1 RPG 4.3 APG
SF- Wally Szczerbiak- 16.9 PPG 4.6 RPG 3.1 APG
SG- Jamal Crawford- 20.1 PPG 3.8 RPG 4.8 APG
PG- Devin Harris- 15.0 PPG 2.1 RPG 7.6 APG
I figured that I was doing pretty well so after that I didn't make any more trades. Then the offseason ended with me signing a new assistant coach (NBA Live ranked him B+). That pretty much ended my offseason... Stay tuned for season 2 later this weekend!