The fundamentals of a trade state that you get something in return for what you give.
Up until two and a half weeks ago, no one understood Wallace’s method behind his madness. The Grizzlies then shocked the world by upsetting the Spurs in six games, before pushing the Thunder to a deciding game seven, Wallace’s trade finally makes sense, well sort of.
“We got hammered on it,” Wallace said. “Our end of the deal was going to get rolled out over time. The Lakers’ end got rolled out immediately.”
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