Pau Gasol


The NBA Top 50 Players countdown rolls on with No. 30 through 21. These players have by far the most success of any stretch of this list -- a full 15 championship rings among them.


Now that we're removed from the intense portion of the NBA offseason, there is time for reflection on what the Washington Wizards accomplished and a chance to look at the NBA road ahead.


So what teams in the Eastern Conference did the most to improve for the 2015-16 season?


Ever since the Wizards lost Game 5 to the Atlanta Hawks, on a buzzer-beating putback dunk by Al Horford, Nene has been the focus of the blame at least locally. He should be released.


The NBA is headed to Africa.