One of the best things about being a casual sports fan is playing the role of armchair GM. Who made the best trades? Who made the worse? Jesse Dorsey, of the Bleacher Report, takes a look at the worst trades in NBA history on a team-by-team basis. What was the worst? Was it Charlotte’s giveaway of Kobe Bryant for Vlade Divac. Or Joe Barry Carroll for what turned out to be a Hall of Fame Celtic frontline? Or perhaps the draft day deals that netted Dirk Nowitzki and Scottie Pippen?
A quick excerpt:
“The NBA is known for being a league in constant flux. Players are constantly going from one team to another more so than any other sport, as teams are constantly looking for that one player to get them over the top or get them preparing for their future.
However, with that much movement in the league, and with general managers constantly under pressure to put together a winning team lest they be fired, there are constantly bad trades happening…”