Odds & Ends: Nets, Lakers, Felton, Sixers

ESPN's Chris Broussard (video link) ran down his winners and losers of the NBA offseason thus far and the Nets top his list thanks in large part to their acquisition of Joe Johnson.  The Lakers are also in the winners circle after landing Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison.  Later, Broussard puts the Mavericks in the losers category as they failed to sign Deron Williams or trade for Dwight Howard.  Here's more from around the league..

  • Chris Bernucca of Sheridan Hoops recaps the Lakers' offseason and dismisses talk of Nash and Kobe Bryant clashing stylistically.  However, he notes that the training staff in Los Angeles will have to pull the same kind of magic as the Suns staff did in order to keep the aging point guard healthy.
  • Point guard Raymond Felton is looking to revitalize his career with the Knicks, writes Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.  The 28-year-old was less-than-stellar in the first half of the year with Portland but showed promise after coach Nate McMillan was fired, averaging 14.4 PPG  on 46.3% shooting with 7.7 APG.
  • The Sixers did a solid job of addressing their lack of size in the frontcourt this offseason and improved their team overall this summer, opined Charles Barkley in an interview with CSNPhilly.  
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