The Failed Devin Brown Trade: Rearranging The Deck Chairs On The Titanic

December 30th, 2009 by Paul Augustin Leave a reply »
Because of the wildly popular movie by the same, most readers know that the Titanic was a supposedly unsinkable ship that sank suddenly in 1912 with most of its passengers.

If an activity is compared to rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic, it means that it will have no effect on the problem and is generally a waste of time.

Beginning early yesterday, Minnesota newspapers and various NBA blogs reported an impending Devin Brown for Jason Hart trade. This trade was supposed to benefit both teams.

The T-Wolves would receive some outside shooting and backcourt help, and the Hornets would receive some salary cap relief. Reportedly, the Hornets would immediately waive Hart and his non-guaranteed contract.

By early afternoon yesterday, the same sources that reported the impending trade were claiming that the deal was in trouble. By nightfall, Phoenix newspapers were reporting a confirmed Jason Hart for Alando Tucker deal.

According to the Arizona Republic, the  Suns sent Tucker, $100,000 cash and a conditional second-round pick to the T-Wolves for Hart. The Suns will also pay the remainder of Tucker's $1.07 million sala ...

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