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Old 06-04-2008, 06:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think there are 2 main types of lopsided trades here:

1.) An established player is traded for crap and draft picks

ex.) The Carter and Gasol trades comes to mind


2.) A young player with potential is traded for another player/s

ex.) Nash, Nowitzki, Pippen, Kobe trades


I think Type 1 trades may be the worst kind of lopsided trade because you know you are giving up a solid player and getting crap in return making the GM look like a fool.

Type 2 is all dependent on the ability of the young player to reach their potential which can be very difficult to predict. At the time it may have seemed like a good trade, but came back to bite the GM in the ass.

My 2 cents: This is the danger of trading a young player like Bargnani, who years later could blossom on another team.
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