Do you trade stocks? If so, you know the feeling. You’ve been holding onto a stock for a long time, and it’s been declining in value. The last thing you want to do is sell it while the value is low. NBA teams face a similar concept.
At the same time, there’s no indication that the value will rise back up. At some point, you may be best to cut your losses, and go ahead and sell.
NBA teams need to make the same considerations. For example, Cam Reddish of the New York Knicks has never had lower trade value.
At the same time, it’s hard to imagine his value rising back up before he hits free agency this summer.
The Knicks will struggle to get much value in return for Reddish. Take the trade that sent Rui Hachimura to the Los Angeles Lakers, for example. He was dealt for an expiring deal, and three second-round picks.
Could the Oklahoma City Thunder buy low on him?