Alas, majority of deals are made with the impetus to dump salary. I understand the reason teams need to do this as a way to I'm just worried that it's a growing trend that will continue for years to come. This happens in MLB as well when the pretenders realize it's time to cash their chips and reload. But NBA deals like Larry Hughes for Tim Thomas, Jerome James and Anthony Roberson is more a "which crap looks better in which jersey." Neither team benefits on the court from the pu pu platter of bodies changing hands.
The real problem is teams foolishly rewarding players with exorbitant and bloated salaries, then putting these players on a carousel of teams once they don't match their unrealisitic "worth." I'll throw blame towards players' agents on the other side, equally responsible for driving up these ridiculous contracts. But sooner or later, teams have to say no. We're entering a new world order where "fiscally responsible" is the catchphrase. When Brian Cardinal gets an obscene contract, it affects the organization as owners have to raise ticket prices and inflate the rest of the "NBA experience" to offset these terrible deals. If Obama can make Wall Street executives be more accountable and responsible with their business moves, why shouldn't professional sports follow suit and do the same? I love the tighter purses currently dictating MLB free agency. It's a step in the right direction. I pray no team bows to Manny Ramirez' preposterous demands and he comes back to the Dodgers with his afro between his legs and accept their more than generous offer.
I'm sure you're all wondering who Raptors #5 is above. Shame on you for not recognizing the signature piece of a huge 3-team deal - undrafted 30 year old, Will Solomon. What a dud day.