With the dust barely settled on the 2008-09 season, teams are already preparing for the next campaign. Here's a run-down on the major trades and free-agent signings that have been reported thus far.
CONS: Foye is a classic tweener, lacking the pass-first mentality of a point guard and without the reliable shots-on-the-move of a shooting guard. He's barely an average defender and is used to being his team's featured wing-scorer, but barring more roster moves, Foyle will have to radically adjust his mind-set.
PROGNOSIS: Flip Saunders' play book is thicker than "War and Peace," but he'll have to add another entire volume to plan for enough shots to keep all of the Wizards' shoot-first-and-never-ask-questions players happy.
Darko Milicic to the Knicks
PROS: Theoretically, this guy can do it all. Rebound, block shots, hit mid-range jumpers, score in the low post and throw his body around in the paint.
CONS: Except for intermittent exceptions, Milicic has played like what he really wants to do is to take his ball and go home to Montenegro.
PROGNOSIS: During his six underwhelming seasons in the NBA, five coaches have unsuccessfully tried to light Milicic's fire: Larry Brown, Flip Saunders, Brian Hill, Marc Iavaroni and Lionel Hollins. Now it's Mike D'Antoni's turn to fail.