Much has already been said about the trade that brought Erick Dampier over to the Bobcats along with the likelihood of the team actually signing him to a contract since that $13.1 million that Mark Cuban had promised him is just way too much.
Sure enough the talks have stalled and the team is looking to dump him in September and then possibly resign him for less. However, if they do waive him with the hopes of resigning him they may end up seeing him simply walk away.
Now for many of you I know that would not be a big deal. The guy wants too much money and is simply not worth the price tag he is waiving. Me, I hate to give anything up and then essentially get little back. I refer to the trade.
Personally, I was a fan of Tyson Chandler (after having him on my fantasy team during the 2007-08 season when he averaged a nice double-double). Yes, he has not done as well since and has only played in 45 and 51 games the last two seasons, but I had hopes to see him rebound in 2010 myself.
Of the three players that the Bobcats got for Chandler (and the seldom used Alexis Ajinca) Dampier is the most proven commodity. Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najera have not done much in their limited NBA time yet so unless your banking on Larry Brown turning those guys into players then the lynch pin of the trade for Chandler has to be Dampier.