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12-25-2009, 10:29 AM
What was the thought process of making some of these trades in the past.

For instance,

- February 14, 1995: Clyde Drexler Traded by the Portland Trail Blazers with Tracy Murray to the Houston Rockets for Otis Thorpe, Marcelo Nicola and a 1995 1st round draft pick (Randolph Childress).

Any reason why Drexler would be traded for that? Was he wanting out of Portland?

- June 16, 1975: Kareem Traded by the Milwaukee Bucks with Walt Wesley to the Los Angeles Lakers for Junior Bridgeman, Dave Meyers, Elmore Smith and Brian Winters.

I'm sure the Bucks could have gotten much better package than that.

- July 9, 1968: Wilt Chamberlain Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jerry Chambers, Archie Clark and Darrall Imhoff.

- June 17, 1992: Charles Barkley Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Phoenix Suns for Jeff Hornacek, Andrew Lang and Tim Perry.

- January 22, 1999: Scottie Pippen Traded by the Chicago Bulls to the Houston Rockets for Roy Rogers and a 2000 2nd round draft pick (Jake Voskuhl).

One year later the Blazers got Pippen for 5 players. So how the why in the hell would the Bulls trade him for a guy they would release like a week later?

What was the thought process for some of these trades for star players? And what are some other trades that happened for star players that didn't seem like fair value?

12-25-2009, 12:08 PM
Jake voskuhl! Lmfao!

Raps18-19 Champ
12-25-2009, 12:10 PM
I think Pippen wanted to leave Bulls.

12-25-2009, 12:15 PM
Classic NBA forum? Thats where I would imagine this would go. Gotta say though, you can never get equal value for a superstar-caliber player.

Durant is hype
12-25-2009, 12:55 PM
Classic NBA forum? Thats where I would imagine this would go. Gotta say though, you can never get equal value for a superstar-caliber player.

That's true but why would you want to trade one in the first place? Especially for a player you were about to release a week later.

12-25-2009, 01:44 PM
haha thats hilarious... alot of these trades happened when the players were out of their primes tho...

12-25-2009, 02:45 PM
Thought these were interesting.

The summer of 1998 brought an abrupt end to the championship era. Krause felt that the Bulls were on the verge of being too old and unable to compete. He decided that the team's only choices were to rebuild or endure a slow decline. His plan was to trade away the aging talent and acquire high draft picks while clearing salary cap space to make a run at several promising free agents in two years' time. After having been vetoed in a previous attempt by owner Jerry Reinsdorf, Krause traded Scottie Pippen for Roy Rogers (who was released in February 1999) and a conditional second-round draft pick from the Houston Rockets.

On February 14, 1995, with the Blazers out of serious contention for a championship, Portland honored Drexler's request to be traded to a contender and sent the Blazer great to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Otis Thorpe in mid-season, right before the trade deadline.

Although Abdul-Jabbar always spoke well of Milwaukee and its fans, he said that being in the Midwest did not fit his cultural needs and requested a trade to either New York or Los Angeles in October 1974.

However, Barkley demanded a trade out of Philadelphia after the Sixers failed to make the postseason with a 3547 record. On July 17, 1992, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Jeff Hornacek, Tim Perry and Andrew Lang

After that season, coach Alex Hannum wanted to be closer to his family on the West Coast; he left the Sixers to coach the Oakland Oaks in the newly founded American Basketball Association. Chamberlain then asked for a trade, and Sixers general manager Jack Ramsay traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers for Darrall Imhoff, Archie Clark and Jerry Chambers.The motivation for this move remains in dispute. According to sportswriter Roland Lazenby, a journalist close to the Lakers, Chamberlain was angry at Kosloff for breaking the alleged Richman-Chamberlain deal,but according to Dr. Jack Ramsay, who was the Sixers general manager then, Chamberlain also threatened to jump to the ABA after Hannum left, and forced the trade himself. Robert Cherry finally adds several personal reasons: the center felt he had grown too big for Philadelphia, sought the presence of fellow celebrities (which were plenty in L.A.) and finally also desired the opportunity to date white women, which was possible for a black man in L.A. but hard to imagine elsewhere back then.

12-25-2009, 05:42 PM
Thought these were interesting.

so there, you answered your own questions

12-26-2009, 10:17 AM
so there, you answered your own questions

Clyde: http://www.nba.com/history/players/drexler_bio.html
Kareem: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/news/2001/05/30/sayitaintso_bucks/
Wilt: http://static.espn.go.com/nba/columns/drjack_ramsay/111128.html
Barkley: http://www.nba.com/history/players/barkley_bio.html
Pippen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_bulls#1998.E2.80.931999:_The_End_of_a_Dyna sty

12-01-2010, 08:53 PM
Any more of these type of trades?