Trading NBA Talent for Cap Space

February 21st, 2010 by Adam Rizzo Leave a reply »
As many of you probably know, the NBA trade deadline was this past Thursday. And, if you knew that, I’m sure you know that the summer of 2010 is known as perhaps the best free agent class that the league has ever seen.

With names like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Carlos Boozer, Joe Johnson, and Amare Stoudemire, we have never seen so many marquee names available for the entire league to bid on at one time. We also have never seen so many teams give away talent for a CHANCE to sign one of these young studs.

Looking at the deals made just this past week, it’s very obvious which teams are thinking about the summer rather than the playoffs. Granted, these same teams probably didn’t have much of a chance at the post-season anyways, but it’s going to be disheartening to some fans when they see their team give away some of their best assets and not get anything in return.

The one team that everyone knows was looking to clear as much cap space as possible are the New York Knicks. Donnie Walsh has said that it is the team’s top priority to clear any and all contracts on the payroll that are signed past this season. ...

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