Ziner wrote:6 minutes after I post, thats funny. Well I am glad it is done. Someone with knowledge of the NBA waiver process care to tell me why no one would claim Joe Smith? It cant be money he is only owed 1.3 or something, or is it money? Why wouldnt a team like Orlando claim him just so we cant have him. Explanation please.
This always confused me. Why wouldn't crappier teams try to claim guys off waivers just to keep them from better teams every time? Seems like teams like the Yankees, Celts, and Red Sox always pick up good players through waivers. Couldn't a team like Atlanta claim a guy through waivers, try to make a deal with said guy, then magically have the deal fall through after March 1 only to screw the other teams? This is probably a dumb question but no one has ever been able to explain this to me.