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Gaining and Losing Superstars: A Guide

Liz Robbins, basketball writer for the New York Times, examines the recent 76er trade of Allen Iverson and suggests that if Philadelphia recovers, it will take some talent and a lot of luck. One GM she interviews is Rod Thorn, who knows the story, acquiring Vince Carter mainly for draft picks. The lesson, says Thorn, is understanding teams rarely get true value for superstars short term, but by being patient, you can recover nicely.