Tips for NBA Teams That Didn't Make the Playoffs

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  • Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Orlando Magic, Tobias Harris
  • Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Rudy Gay
  • Philadelphia 76ers, NBA Draft
  • Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant
  • Utah Jazz
  • Milwaukee Bucks, NBA Draft
  • New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson
  • New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony
  • Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns
  • Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters
  • Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles, New York
  • Detroit Pistons, Joe Dumars, Josh Smith, Andre Drummond, Brandon Jennings
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Boston Celtics

Sacramento Kings

There's no denying center DeMarcus Cousins as an absolute NBA star. The question is whether the Kings want to give Cousins (23 points, 12 rebounds per game) a maximum contract and throw in a longterm deal for swing-man Rudy Gay. That could be a start, while developing guards like Isaiah Thomas and Ben McLemore or shipping them out of town for high value.  (Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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