The NBA season is a month old, and already we're seeing the impact of the biggest moves of the offseason. After a run to the NBA Finals, Chris Paul re-signed in Phoenix and has the Suns near the top of the West again. Kyle Lowry went from Toronto to Miami in a sign-and-trade deal and has helped the Heat post the best point differential in the Eastern Conference so far.
Those were just two of the more than 300 transactions this summer, including 35 trades, and while they dominated the headlines in the early days of August, there have been several other moves -- some big, some small -- that are paying dividends so far this season.
Here are the group of executives and players that have made the biggest impacts early in the 2021-22 season, starting in the nation's capital, where a remade Washington Wizards team has stood out among the season's biggest surprises so far.