Mostly out of respect for the player I think. I would guess that the union fought for it. It would suck having to pack up and bail all the time. Since the beginning of the season and the trade deadline are less than 120 days apart, this guarantees a player that he will play for no more than 2 teams during the course of a season. I can't recall exactly who but there was a guy who got traded like 3 times in one year so he wound up playing for 4 teams. That has to suck sort of. I know Sam Cassell was dealt from Houston to Phoenix in the offseason in the Barkley deal. He then got traded in December to Dallas in the Jason Kidd deal and then got dealt to New Jersey at the deadline in the deal that brought Shawn Bradley to Dallas. This was before the recent collective bargaining agreement.Originally posted by HORNETSFAN
Any idea what the reason for that is?