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Old men Cassell, Magloire finding work

Updated: February 28, 2008, 5:27 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
In ESPN fantasy basketball leagues, we have something called the undroppable list. The names on there are the top players in the league, and the reason we have it is so that the integrity of fantasy leagues is protected by people not dropping Kevin Garnett so a pal (hint, hint) can pick him up. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Yao Ming -- well, only the first two of those guys now -- are undroppables.

In the NBA itself, nobody is really an undroppable. Of course, teams don't cut their best players, but in the next day or two you'll be seeing some accomplished players who are no longer all that valuable and cost way too much finding new homes. It's legal, though it seems kind of unethical, but whatever, rules are rules.

Sam Cassell, you get to leave the awful Clippers for the top-seeded Celtics, or a team of that playoff-bound level. Congrats to you. Brent Barry gets traded a week ago, subsequently released, and he's going to find work with a contender to be named. P.J. Brown and Jamaal Magloire didn't have jobs at all, but with the Saturday deadline for NBA teams to have playoff-eligibles on the roster, and bigs available, the flurry comes now.

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