Commentary

Biggest offseason losers

Originally Published: July 27, 2010
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Kobe Bryant & Mikhail ProkhorovGetty ImagesKobe Bryant's Lakers and Mikhail Prokhorov's Nets can thank LeBron for their disappointing summer.

In the NBA offseason, for every winner there must also be a loser.

I wrote Monday about the six teams that improved themselves the most so far this summer, but now it's time to look at the seamy underside: the teams that find themselves in a tougher position. In several cases, this isn't necessarily of their own doing, but rather from circumstances that were either somewhat or entirely out of their control.