Being an NBA player in the era of super teams has to be tough. From player movement through draft day trades, offseason free agency and the midseason trade deadline, it would not be to my surprise if most players rented homes until they complete a full year with a new team.
One minute you are an exciting new player sure to dazzle crowds and the next you can be shipped off to the next NBA city as an underperforming throw-in as part of a trade or salary dump. While player movement has long been part of the NBA, I can’t remember so many key players moving from team-to-team in their careers and collecting a new jersey as their “thanks for playing” prize.
On the opposite end of the spectrum are the San Antonio Spurs. While they have a few moves from one year to the next, the core often seems to be mostly the same. Ask any Spurs fan and they can recount Tim, Tony and Manu stories going back to 2003, and Tim and Dave stories before that.no comments