Posted by Neil Paine on March 24, 2010
As expected, Zydrunas Ilgauskas re-signed with Cleveland yesterday after being sent to (and immediately bought out by) Washington at the trade deadline and sitting out the required 30 days before becoming eligible to sign with
another the team that dealt him. Obviously, this was orchestrated a long time ago, and obviously it's an attempt to skirt NBA rules about matching salaries in trades... But is there anything wrong with that? Phil Jackson called it a "sham" and Doc Rivers also spoke out against it, but it happens all the time, and teams are almost open about it at this point. So what do you think should be done about these kinds of situations in the future?