Pacers back on top of the East

Updated: September 21, 2005, 5:12 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
Last summer, more than 90 players changed teams. Two of the top-five players in the league -- Shaquille O'Neal and Tracy McGrady -- were traded. And several top free agents, including Kenyon Martin and Steve Nash, bolted for greener grass elsewhere.

This summer, things have been much quieter. Just over 50 players have changed teams. The most prominent free agent to bolt for a new team? Joe Johnson. The most notable player traded? Antoine Walker.

But the relative quiet this summer doesn't mean the status quo will prevail next season. Insider breaks down how this summer's moves will likely reshuffle the standings in the East.


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