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11-20-2011, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bort Sampson View Post

As far as if the Richards trade never went down:
It's also kinda silly to expect Richards to be happy with them pulling the trapdoor routine on Carter. I'm not saying the guy is selfish and would pack it in, but when your linemates and buddies are being shipped off every off-season, you might start to have a little distaste for the hands-on approach of the GM and owners on the team.
I really feel this had a big impact on Richards being dealt. The Carter deal made cleared the short-term/long-term salary for them to sign Bryz and they got a killer return. When you trade one franchise center however, that should make the other one even more untouchable...especially with the package they got. I think they tossed the idea of trading Carter to Richards in the past and his displeasure for it, as well as other things, made them to decide to move both.

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