NBA Trade Rumors at All-Star Weekend: The Game Behind the Game

February 13th, 2010 by Avi Scher Leave a reply »
When we were young, all we thought about is what dunk Michael Jordan will do or what blind pass Earvin "Magic" Johnson will make during the NBA All-Star Game.

Making sure not to miss the Slam Dunk Contest, to see Dominique Wilkins vs. Jordan, Spud Webb beat the giants, or Larry Nance dunking with two balls. Watching Larry Bird rising his finger before the shot went in, or Craig Hodges hitting 19 in a row in the semifinals of the Three-Point Shootout in 1991.

Today, the most interesting part is happening behind the scenes, as the general managers and owners are talking about potential trades.

So many names are out there today (Amar'e Stoudemire, Tracy McGrady, Ray Allen, Andre Iguodala, etc.), so many dissections need to be many questions left unanswered.


What will the salary cap be in 2011? Can you offer players smaller contracts? Do we want to save costs now so we can prepare for 2011? Do we want to save now under the cap so we can sign a max deal with one or two of the top players this coming summer? Do we want a player that can opt out this summer? Do we trade a player that can opt out this summer? Do w ...

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