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5 Most Underrated Moves of the 2014 NBA Offseason

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5 Most Underrated Moves of the 2014 NBA Offseason

Jeremy Lin
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The 2014 NBA offseason was one of the most anticipated in recent history, due to players like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. There were many notable moves that have taken place this summer, so many for instance, that some can be swept under the rug compared to the more popular moves. Since every decision didn't have the magnitude of James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, let's take a look at the five most underrated moves of this offseason.

5. DeJuan Blair to the Washington Wizards

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5. DeJuan Blair to the Washington Wizards

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While the Dallas Mavericks were rebuilding their team to give Dirk Nowitzki one last run at a title, they decided to deal DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade that sent him to the Washington Wizards. This move will definitely give the Wizards more depth in the big man spot as well as round out their struggling bench. Blair will give Marcin Gortat and Nene Hilario legitimate relief in the post with his hard-nosed style of play.

4. Anthony Morrow To the Oklahoma City Thunder

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4. Anthony Morrow To the Oklahoma City Thunder

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While the Thunder didn't hit the jackpot with any of the big name free agents on the market, they found a diamond in the rough in Anthony Morrow. Last year with the New Orleans Pelicans, Morrow averaged 8.4 points per game on 45 percent shooting from beyond the arc. He is a capable scorer and will add an outside shooting presence the Thunder have been lacking. He is nice complementary piece for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

3. Matt Bonner Re-Signs With the San Antonio Spurs

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3. Matt Bonner Re-Signs With the San Antonio Spurs

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The reigning champions San Antonio Spurs were able to re-sign the "Red Rocket", "Red Mamba" or whatever they are calling Matt Bonner these days. At surface level, this move may seem as uneventful as any Spurs move, but when you dig deeper this was big. Bonner is a system guy who helps everything run that much smoother, and don't forget he can shoot the lights out. The Spurs knew what they were doing.

2. Mike Miller To The Cleveland Cavaliers

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2. Mike Miller To The Cleveland Cavaliers

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The biggest move of the offseason was obviously the homecoming of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers. What may not have been celebrated was the addition of James' favorite shooter Mike Miller. He was an integral part of the Miami Heat teams that won two rings and some can argue his absence was a factor in their NBA Finals loss to the Spurs. Either way, Miller and James are sure to do damage after being reunited.

1. Paul Pierce To The Washington Wizards

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1. Paul Pierce To The Washington Wizards

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Paul Pierce to the Wizards was a subtle but effective move. The Wizards have become one of the elite teams in the withering Eastern Conference with Pierce on board. His veteran savvy and clutch ability make them very dangerous, and he could also lure Kevin Durant to tag along in 2016 -- just saying.

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