Report card time: Grading the trades
John Hollinger hands out trade-by-trade, team-by-team grades.
Take my contracts please.
That would be the Henny Youngman way of evaluating this year's trade deadline. With the stumbling economy and expected declines in the salary-cap and luxury-tax levels for the next two seasons, most of the league's teams were anxious to shed salary.
That created a buyer's market for those teams willing to take on additional money instead of shed it. Alas, that's the rub. Precious few teams were in a position to increase their payrolls, ...
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