The Biggest Winners And Losers Of 2016 NBA Free Agency

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With 2016 NBA free agency winding down, here’s a look at the league’s biggest winners and losers.

2016 NBA free agency

Jul 7, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; A large welcome Kevin Durant digital billboard is displayed outside of Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Just 16 days ago, the 2016 NBA free agency period kicked off. A little over two weeks and about 100 contract agreements later, free agency is all but over. There are still a few stragglers to sort out, but for the most part, we know the general lay of the land for the 2016-17 NBA season.

The question is, which cards changed to which hands? Which powers rose and fell in each conference? And did anything happen this offseason that can prevent another Finals rematch between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017?

While that last one seems inevitable, there are still plenty of big winners and losers to cover from this summer’s free agency, especially in an offseason featuring a historic cap jump from $70 million to $94 million.

Title contenders were assembled and demolished. Middling teams rose to prominence and fell into decay. Bottom-feeders brightened their future and slipped deeper into darkness. Here’s a look at the biggest winners and losers from 2016 NBA free agency.

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