Biggest NBA free-agency, draft and trade decisions for eliminated teams

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The offseason preparation for most lottery-bound NBA teams started when the season was put on hiatus in the middle of March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, with confirmation that the season is indeed over for eight franchises -- the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks -- those teams will continue 2020 draft preparations while outlining a plan for their roster next season. There also have been discussions of a second bubble environment in Chicago for those teams to conduct mini-camps in September.

Let's run though those teams with breakdowns on big-picture offseason priorities, draft assets, potential moves, salary cap space possibilities, team needs, extension-eligible players, likely free agents and depth charts. We'll continue to update with the latest intel and add teams as they're eliminated.