Tips for NBA Teams That Didn't Make the Playoffs

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  • 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
  • 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

Phoenix Suns

Under first-year coach Jeff Hornacek, the Phoenix Suns battled for a playoff spot till the very end of the season before just coming up short in an ultra-competitive Western Conference. The Suns' aim now should be keeping its core intact, perhaps looking to add a veteran in the offseason, and making the playoff cut in 2015. By all means, their ambition should be to keep two-guard Goran Dragic (20 points per game this season) from leaving at the end of next season. There's also the matter of signing a long-term deal with restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe.

 (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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