View Full Version : Untradeable Franchise Players...

Ummmmm Ok
02-18-2003, 01:41 PM
Are there any?

People say that the likes of Tim Duncan, Shaq, Kobe, Mcgrady, Garnett, and even Dirk are what you would consider "franchise players" that they can't be traded. Almost every team has a franchise player and some teams have (2) franchise players aka Lakers.

Taken that most of your franchise players make up most of the allstars, but would you even consider trading franchise players for another franchise player?

Take for example, the Lakers, Spurs, and Minny. Would you trade Shaq to the Kings for Webber and Stojakovic? Would you trade Duncan for the same? How about Garnett? Understood that you could only do this if you had a deep team like Dallas, Sacramento, and even Indiana, and only if you had someone that could at least hold down that position that is now empty. A team like Sacramento could lose both Peja and Chris, pick up a Garnett or a Shaq and win the title. You would have a Hedo, Keon, Jim jackson, and Bobby Jax could come in and hold down that position. A Divac, Shaq, Hedo, Bobby J. and Bibby could be dangerous in a grind it out playoff series.

Let me hear some of your thoughts and expand on this idea to see if its possible.

02-18-2003, 01:58 PM
The only untradeable person in the league is Michael Jordan. Others may include John Stockon and Karl Malone.

Ummmmm Ok
02-18-2003, 02:09 PM
<< The only untradeable person in the league is Michael Jordan. Others may include John Stockon and Karl Malone. >>

Not true. Michael Jordan would tell them to jump all over a trade that involved a franchise player. Only problem is, finding one for the money that matches what Michael makes.

Only fisable one that might work would be Michael for Elton Brand. Washington would do it cause Michael will be the owner of Washington next year and he can than match any offer that Brand gets and is able to retain him for a building block for the Wizards. Clippers do it cause of the name Michael jordan and the every home game that Sterling would sell out this year.

02-18-2003, 02:24 PM
they should try and get Rasheed Wallace. I'm sure Jordan can scrap him away from the Blazers.

02-18-2003, 06:09 PM
If history is an indicator, then it is highly possible for trades of franchise players to occur. Wilt chamberlain was traded not once, but twice. Kareem was traded as well. Moses Malone was traded the season after leading his team to the NBA finals. With all the salary cap rules and such today things get much more complicated, but it's certainly possible. Some more recent trades are Grant Hill, Jason Kidd (twice), Stephon Marbury (twice), and TAW. i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif