The Denver Nuggets were the story of the NBA bubble. Arriving with no backcourt, they played five-centre line-ups, they went into the playoffs without Will Barton, yet they still made it to the Conference Finals. Denver was the first team in NBA history to overcome two 3-1 deficits in a single postseason.
After falling to 4-6 on the season, the San Francisco 49ers continue to endure a barrage of problems in 2020 and could benefit from an end of season tank.
After hiring Matt Patricia in February 2018, the Detroit Lions hoped to transform their franchise in the way Bill Belichick did with the Patriots all those years ago. The Lions felt Matt Patricia was the man to make that happen.
The reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers have little to worry about this offseason. Justin Turner's free agency is their most significant question with Mookie Betts signed up long-term and their core under control through next season.
After bringing home the NBA championship to the city of Toronto for the first time in 2019, the Raptors are no longer a so-called "pretender" among the elite teams in the league. The golden hands of Masai Ujiri, their president of basketball operations, have been the driving force of their sustainable success since 2013.
This year may have produced an even better third-round find for the Burgundy and Gold. Antonio Gibson was the 66th player taken back in April, and he's already looking like a lock to be named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Injuries ruined the Portland Trail Blazers’ hopes in 2019/20. This offseason was not one for overhaul, but an opportunity to enhance a roster which went on a run in the bubble to snatch the final playoff spot.
Joe and Sam pick their six most interesting teams from the NBA offseason.
Six-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger award winner Nelson Cruz is hitting the free agency market once again.
During the 2020 NFL offseason, the Oakland Raiders moved about 600 miles to the East from Northern California to Las Vegas, Nevada. This promised to open a new chapter in the franchise's long history. This is precisely what they have been able to do thus far, standing out as one of the most impressive contenders for Super Bowl LV.
A massive contract extension for De'Aaron Fox, not trading Buddy Hield and letting Bogdan Bogdanovic walk to the Atlanta Hawks shows the Sacramento Kings are committing to this core.
2010-2020 saw the New York Yankees go a decade without winning the World Series. 2020 was the fourth year in a row where the Yanks have suffered postseason heartbreak.
Bruce Arians was the best head coach in the NFL when he turned the Arizona Cardinals into a regular contender. He made innovative use of weapons like Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson and gave a new lease of life to a veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer.
One of the premier starting pitching free agents is off the market. Charlie Morton has agreed to join the Atlanta Braves on a one-year pact, joining fellow veteran Drew Smyly in bolstering a young rotation.
Mike McCarthy needed 10 games, but he's finally figured out how to use Ezekiel Elliott. Just give him the damn ball.