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2024 NBA offseason previews: Team needs, free agents, draft picks, cap space and more

What are your team's top needs? What free agents might they lose? How much cap space do they have? Who in the draft might help? What could move the fantasy needle?

We'll answer all those questions for you in our team-by-team offseason previews. The NBA season never really stops and we're here to help guide the way.


The Hawks have no lottery balls to play for, which has given them every incentive to field a competitive team, regardless of what they do with Trae Young and Clint Capela. Offseason preview


With no draft picks this summer, and Nic Claxton becoming an unrestricted free agent, things look bleak in Brooklyn. Offseason preview


The Hornets appear to have a building block in Brandon Miller, but need a healthy roster and a definitive plan to build for the future. Offseason preview


The Bulls have been in passive limbo for years and have refused to pick a direction. That needs to change with so many questions surrounding their personnel. Offseason preview


The Cavaliers have some questions about the frontcourt fit of Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen, and the future of star scorer Donovan Mitchell. Offseason preview


The Nuggets have the best player in basketball in Nikola Jokić, and he should have at least another 5-6 years left of MVP-caliber play. Offseason preview


It's safe to say nothing went right for the Pistons this season. They still need talent and they need to identify who has a long-term future with the franchise. Offseason preview


If the Warriors wish to build the best possible team around Curry during his final years, they will need to consider the possibility of trading Jonathan Kuminga and Brandin Podziemski. Offseason preview


Do the Rockets want to go all-in to pursue a playoff run or continue to build around their intriguing collection of youth? Offseason preview


It was once again a season of disappointment, and there could be major changes on the way with Paul George holding a player option on his contract. Offseason preview


Time is running out with LeBron James as the franchise centerpiece, and the team simply isn't good enough right now. Offseason preview


Help has already arrived for Memphis, which should join an even more competitive Western Conference next season. Offseason preview


After an injury-marred season for Jimmy Butler and Co., don't expect a lot of changes to the franchise's famed Heat Culture. Offseason preview


The Bucks will have to get creative around the margins to improve around stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard. Offseason preview


Until Zion Williamson, who has five seasons under his belt, can prove to be a healthy and dependable player, the Pelicans will always be in limbo. Offseason preview


This team is built to compete now and could carve out a nice five-year window if it can keep the right players. A Finals run in the near future can't be ruled out. Offseason preview.


With the right summer moves and expected health, there's no reason to believe the Thunder couldn't win the whole thing next season. Offseason preview.


The Magic are doing everything right. Now they need to lean into improving and keep the momentum going for a strong core of young talent. Offseason preview


With loads of cap space and another disappointing finish, expect plenty of change in Philadelphia around star center Joel Embiid. Offseason preview


The Suns are expensive, not very good and it won't be easy to fix all that ails them. In what was supposed to be a dynamic offensive season, injuries largely kept them from consistency. Offseason preview


As crazy as it sounds, the Blazers have some serious salary cap issues to figure out before they can fully support their promising backcourt. Offseason preview


The Kings have a lot of positive assets, but they need to be active to improve around De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis. Offseason preview


The Spurs have the most valuable commodity in basketball: a young generational talent. Now they need to make sure every move revolves around Victor Wembanyama. Offseason preview


There is considerable talent in Toronto, especially with Scottie Barnes, and now that talent needs to find a way to become more cohesive. Offseason preview


Utah’s decision to lean into youth this season was puzzling and makes this summer all the more intriguing as to what the next step in the team's plan is. Offseason preview


The Wizards need to hoard draft assets and fully lean in to a youth movement. There are no quick fixes for the state of this franchise. Offseason preview

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