The Chicago Bulls had a busy, albeit inexpensive off-season, re-tooling their back court with veterans Kirk Hinrich and Nate Robinson, declining an offer sheet from Houston on Omer Asik and replacing Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver With Marco Belinelli and Vladimir Radmanovic.
And while the offseason isn't quite over, the Bulls weren't the only team in the Central division making moves.
Additions: Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller, Kevin Jones, Luke Harangody, Jon Leuer, Kelenna Azubuike, C.J. Miles
Subtractions: Antwan Jamison, Anthony Parker, Manny Harris, Semih Erden
Losing Antwan Jamison, the team's second leading scorer from a year ago, will hurt the Cavaliers in the short-run, but with the additions of Waiters (No. 4) and Zeller (No. 17) in June's draft, the future is bright in Cleveland.
Along with will-be sophomores Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, the Cavaliers now have a handful of young players who could be destined for the playoffs in a few seasons. How well the supporting cast performs could determine the team's ceiling, but pending an All Star-worthy season from Irving, the Cavaliers will be picking in the lottery for the third straight year.
Additions: Andre Drummond, Corey Maggette, Khris Middleton, Kim English, Vyacheslav Kravtsov, Kyle Singler
Subtractions: Ben Gordon
The biggest move the Pistons made this offseason was parting with Gordon for Maggette in a salary cap-related transaction. Drummond, who may have as much upside as any rookie not named Anthony Davis, gives Detroit the center they coveted to play alongside true power forward Greg Monroe.
Draft picks Middleton and English, along with 2011 draft pick Singler (who played in Spain last year) will improve a young back court, but the Pistons are still a year or two (and a player or two) from potentially contending in the Central division.
Additions: Roy Hibbert, George Hill, D.J. Augstin, Gerald Green, Ian Mihinmi, Miles Plumlee, Orlando Johnson
Subtractions: Darren Collison, Dahntay Jones, Leandro Barbosa, Louis Admunson
The Pacers showed this offseason they are willing to spend to stay in the top half of the Eastern Conference, matching an offer sheet from Portland on center Roy Hibbert and re-signing point guard George Hill.
Augustin may be an upgrade from Collison, who fell out of favor after Hill took over the starting role. Mahinmi will be nice insurance behind Hibbert, while Green and Johnson, a second round draft pick, will help replace bench scoring lost in Jones and Barbosa.
Additions: Ersan Ilyosova, Joel Pryzbilla, Samuel Dalembert, John Henson, Doron Lamb
Subtractions: Shaun Livingston, Kwame Brown, Jon Leuer, Jon Brockman
The Bucks beefed up in the front court this offseason after trading for back court talent at the trade deadline last year.
After sending center Andrew Bogut to Golden State in exchange for Monta Ellis and Epke Udoh, the Bucks had a major hole at the center position that Udoh and Drew Gooden tried to fill. So it was no surprise that the team addressed the position in free agency, trading for Dalembert and signing Pryzbilla.
Drafting Henson with Gooden, Udoh, Larry Sanders and re-signed Ersan Ilyosova already on board creates a logjam in the front court, but a "best player available" approach was the safest route for the Bucks to take.